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John R.D. Cleland Collection

John R.D. Cleland Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
John R.D. Cleland
State of Birth:
DC
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1980
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11st Airborne Division; 82nd Airborne Division
Location of Service
Fort Benning, Georgia; Philippines; Japan; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Philippines
Highest Rank
First Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served twice on the Army General Staff and twice on the Joint Staff.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
187th Regimental Combat Team (RCT), 11th Airborne Division
Location of Service
Wonju, Korea; Sunchon, Korea; Japan; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Battles/Campaigns
Wonju, Sunchon
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
2nd Armored Division; 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade; Task Force South; 8th Infantry Division
Location of Service
Germany; An Khe, Vietnam; Thailand; Cambodia; Germany
Battles/Campaigns
Tet Offensive
Highest Rank
Major General
Prisoner of War
No

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Burton Bice
Contributor:
Louis Rodriguez
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
American Red Cross, Tampa Bay Chapter, Central Florida Region
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/104560
Subjects:
Cleland, John R.D.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
John R.D. Cleland Collection
(AFC/2001/001/104560), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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