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Earn Respect By Giving It

Sharlan Diver is the youngest of six brothers who all served in the military. His deployment during the Vietnam War was to Germany as an armored personnel carrier (APC) driver.


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You earn respect by giving it – that's one of the things I learned at home.

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Germany Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Military Service

Military Branch: U.S. Army

Dates of Service: 1969 - 1971

Specialty: APC Driver

Sharlan's story was captured by AMPERS in partnership with the Minnesota Humanities Center’s Veterans' Voices program and was shared with permission.
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Story Themes: 1969, 1970, 1971, Ampers, APC, Army, Basic Training, Boot Camp, Family, Germany, Listen, Minnesota Humanities Center, Native American, Native Warriors, Respect, Saint Paul, Sharlan Diver, St Paul, Veteran's Voices

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