Les Dykema, Veterans Oral History Project, Vietnam War

Les Dykema, Veterans Oral History Project, Vietnam War

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Leslie Dykema shares his experiences as a soldier in the Vietnam War.

Special thanks to Mr. Les Dykema for sharing his personal history with us, and to Dr. James Smither for conducting this interview.

The GVSU Veterans History Project was established in 2006 to collect, record and archive oral history interviews and other materials relating to the experiences of military veterans of all eras, as well as of civilians and foreign nationals with stories relating to the American experience in wartime. We work in partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, and are one of a small number of archiving partners across the country. As an archiving partner, we post our interview videos and other materials on a website that is part of the Special Collections of the GVSU Library.

In addition to conducting and archiving oral history interviews, the Project also produces documentary films and public access cable television programs, develops book projects and gives, live presentations around West Michigan and across the country. Dr. James Smither of the GVSU History Department serves as Project Director, and Prof. Frank Boring of the GVSU School of Communications is our resident filmmaker.

Content Information:

Title: Dykema, Leslie (Interview transcript and video), 2011

Creator: Dykema, Leslie

Date: 2011-02-03

Publisher: Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives

Contributor: Smither, James (Interviewer)

Collection: Veterans History Project

Citation: Dykema, Leslie, “Dykema, Leslie (Interview transcript and video), 2011,” Digital Collections, accessed January 25, 2020, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28852.

Original Video and Complete Transcript: https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28852


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