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James Henry Drennan Collection

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James Henry Drennan Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
James Henry Drennan
State of Birth:
IN
Home State:
VA
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1955-1990
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Headquarters Battery, 136th Field Artillery Battalion, 37th Infantry Division, Ohio Army National Guard; 7th Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment
Location of Service
Camp Stoneman, California; Fort Ord, California; Dayton, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Camp Radcliff, An Khe, Vietnam
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as commander of Battery A, 136th Field Artillery Battalion in Ohio; and as battalion commander of the 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment in Vietnam. He also served in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans at the Pentagon; then later as special assistant to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1952-1954
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
932nd Field Artillery Battalion, 31st Infantry Division; C Battery, 39th Field Artillery Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division; Army Reserve
Location of Service
Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Korea
Highest Rank
Second Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
No

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: Betacam SP [2 items] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [2 items] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Correspondence [14 items] -- Handwritten document
Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [135 items] -- Photographs
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Memoirs [3 items] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Sandra Daugherty
Interviewer:
Jim Buckley
Interviewer:
Susanne Carsten
Contributor:
Sandra Daugherty
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/41576
Subjects:
Drennan, James Henry
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
James Henry Drennan Collection
(AFC/2001/001/41576), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2018-01-05
 

 

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