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James H. Deister Collection

James H. Deister Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
James H. Deister
State of Birth:
KS
Home State:
KS
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1966-1968
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
15th Engineer Battalion, 9th Infantry Division
Location of Service
Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Coronado I, II, III, Operation Enterprise
Highest Rank
Corporal
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Special duties/highlights/achievements include: "demolitions specialist, participating in operations with infantry including reconnaissance platoon." He was seriously wounded 11/17/1967, the day after his 22nd birthday, during Operation Coronado III.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Handwritten document
Video: MiniDV [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Michelle Keomanivong
Interviewer:
Seda Ly
Contributor:
Jerry McNerney
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
U.S. House of Representatives/Jerry McNerney
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/67888
Subjects:
Deister, James H.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
James H. Deister Collection
(AFC/2001/001/67888), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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