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Reporting for Duty in a Snow Storm

Christian Festvog was drafted in 1964 and felt so much that it was his duty to serve that he reported in a snow storm. He eventually ended up working in personnel for the 1st Infantry Division and spent most of his time rejecting requests for transfer. 

I was mainly in charge of rejecting requests for transfer, so I had plenty of work to do.

Biographical Details

Primary Location During Vietnam: Vietnam Vietnam location marker

Story Subject: Military Service

Military Branch: U.S. Army

Dates of Service: 1965 - 1966

Unit: 1st Admin Co

Specialty: 71K20

A blue photo album cover with a simple map of Vietnam on it.

Christian's story was captured with the help of TPT's Minnesota Remembers Vietnam team at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.

Story Themes: 1st Infantry Division, Basic Training, Christian Festvog, Enlisting, First Infantry Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Lakeville, Lyndon Johnson, North Dakota, Personnel Management Specialist, State Fair Interviews, Watch

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