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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; War on Terrorism, 2001-2009; Cold War
  • Branch of Service: Marine Corps; Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 4th MAW (Marine Aircraft Wing); HML-776 (Marine Light Helicopter Squadron); VMGR-234 (Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron); Mobilization Training Unit IL-1; Rhode Island Army National Guard; HMM-261 (Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron); HMM-164 (Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron); VT-6 (Training Squadron)
  • Location of Service: Quonset Point, Rhode Island; New River, North Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; Vietnam; Whiting Field, Florida; Glenview, Illinois; Newburgh, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Overland Park, Kansas; Camp Pendleton, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Germany; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Quantico, Virginia
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/117200

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • John W. Bergman Collection

Names

  • U.S. House of Representatives/Jack Bergman
  • Bergman, John W.
  • Gonzalez, Samantha

Home State

  • Michigan

Headings

  • -  Bergman, John W.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Marine Corps.
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Marine Corps.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: HMM-261 (Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron); HMM-164 (Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron); VT-6 (Training Squadron)
    • Location of Service: New River, North Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; Vietnam; Whiting Field, Florida
    • Dates of Service: 1969-1975
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Rhode Island Army National Guard
    • Location of Service: Quonset Point, Rhode Island
    • Dates of Service: 1975-1978
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009

    • Branch of Service: Marine Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: 4th MAW (Marine Aircraft Wing); HML-776 (Marine Light Helicopter Squadron); VMGR-234 (Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron); Mobilization Training Unit IL-1
    • Location of Service: Glenview, Illinois; Newburgh, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Overland Park, Kansas; Camp Pendleton, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Germany; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Quantico, Virginia
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
    • Dates of Service: 1978-2009
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served in VMGR-452 (Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron); Mobilization Station, Chicago; Marine Corps Reserve Support Command; I Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element; Headquarters, Marine Forces Europe; II Marine Expeditionary Force Augmentation Command Element; 4th Force Service Support Group; chairman of the Secretary of the Navy's Marine Corps Reserve Policy Board; director of Reserve Affairs; and Marine Forces Reserve / Marine Forces North.

Materials

  • Video: Digital File [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2019-11-18)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/117200

Cite as

  • John W. Bergman Collection (AFC/2001/001/117200), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

U.S. House Of Representatives/Jack Bergman, John W Bergman, and Samantha Gonzalez. John W. Bergman Collection. 1969. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.117200/.

APA citation style:

U.S. House Of Representatives/Jack Bergman, Bergman, J. W. & Gonzalez, S. (1969) John W. Bergman Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.117200/.

MLA citation style:

U.S. House Of Representatives/Jack Bergman, John W Bergman, and Samantha Gonzalez. John W. Bergman Collection. 1969. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.117200/>.