Dean, Oliver "Ollie" (Interview outline and video), 2013

Ollie Dean is a World War II veteran that was born in 1927 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In early 1945 at the age of seventeen he joined the U.S. Navy and after training at Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago was deployed to the Pacific Theatre and Southeast Asia aboard the U.S.S. Cheleb, a Navy cargo ship. He also served on the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley, a communications ship, on a cruise through the Inland Sea of Japan and up to Vladivostok. With the Cheleb, he spent time in Shanghai and Tsingtao while the Japanese were being evacuated from China.
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Grand Valley State University. University Libraries
Veterans History Project (U.S.)
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Oral history, Veterans History Project (U.S.), United States--History, Military, Michigan--History, Military, Veterans, Video recordings, World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American, and United States. Navy
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