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LaBranche, Phillip Andrew, Mr. (Phillip Andrew LaBranche) (1316) Phillip LaBranche Collection

 Collection

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Exotic Guitars and AFVN Radio
Item Number: 1316AU1322   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Side A: 'A Date With Chris - The Chris Noel Show' on AFVN-Danang; AFVN-Saigon News with Jim Allingham; 'Country Corner' Show with Joe Alyson. Note: at 35:30 on side 1, overdub of reversed recording. Side B: July 11, 1969 KMPX-FM (San Francisco); sign off for Orient Express; news; 'Date With Chris'

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Item Creation Date: 11 July 1969

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 07 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
Gentle on My Mind by Glenn Campbell, AFVN Radio Solid Gold Hour, and Best of Four Seasons: Side 2 - Blank
Item Number: 1316AU1323   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

(from liner notes) SIDE 1 Glenn Campbell Gentle on my Mind AFVN Radio Solid Gold Hour Best of 4 Seasons AFVN-Saigon with Spc. Bob Casey Side 2 Blank'

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 07 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
Letter of Appreciation to SA Phillip A. BaBranche
Item Number: 13160101002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 09 August 1968

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 07 May 2004[Updated: 14 Jun 2004]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Phillip LaBranche Collection (1316) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13160000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs, audiotapes, and military memoranda document Phillip LaBranche's military service in Southeast Asia from 1968 to 1970. The 88 photographs include images from the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Detachment at Dong Ha (July-December 1968), NSA Da Nang Ammo Dump (1969), the Armed Forces Language School in Saigon (February-September 1970), and the Da Nang NSA base (December 1968-February 1970). Photographs documenting LaBlanche's stay at the U.S. Navy Detachment Compound at Dong Ha Combat Base (August or September 1968) include images of the Cua Viet River, Da Nang city and airbase, and Camp Tien Sha Annex barracks. Undated audiotapes include recordings of Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) radio broadcasts, music of the 1960s, and President Richard Nixon's resignation speech. The collection also contains two photocopies of military administrative documents: a 1968 letter of commendation following the USS Clarke County salvage operation and a letter of appreciation following LaBranche's participation in a firefight in August 1968.

Added: 06 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036487   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Naval Support Area Da Nang 1969 Da Nang Air Base enroute to Taipei

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036488   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

SCRF (Small craft repair facility) working at the wharehouse storekeeper La Branche putting away the material for stock

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036489   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

looking up a location

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036490   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Looking to the west of the annex, note the Landing Ship Tank ship beached to the right of those mountains is the beginning of the A Shau Valley Camp Tien Sha Annex Barracks 1969

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036491   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Taking my helper for a ride.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036492   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

working at SCRF NAS Da Nang, Mascot we just called her 'puppy dog' April/May 1969 checking for backorders

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036493   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

going on a delivery

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036494   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

showing puppy dog how to drive

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036495   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

cleaning up my mess

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036496   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

This shows you how our morale goes up and down.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036497   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Da Nang city scene Typical Vietnamese home in Da Nang.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036498   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

The ride to Da Nang on the Y.F.U-4. Notice all my luggage (center). Riding an LCU (Landing Craft Utility) down the Cua Viet River, 1968.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036499   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Third Marine Division, Dong Ha, 1968.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036500   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha entrance sign 1968. Our sign entering the compound

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036501   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

at the hootch, 1968

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036502   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Driving a rough terrain forklift at Cua Viet River, Photo #1 1968. At the Dong Ha U boat ramp with my forklift just behind me is the Cau Viet River.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036503   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Playing my friends tape recorder. I don't have that mustache anymore.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036504   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

New assignment at small craft repair facility (SCRF) NSA (Naval Support Area) Da Nang, 1969. Photos 4&5. Looking for the stock number on the material.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036505   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Entrance to Cua Viet River. River defenses last look at Dong Ha.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036506   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Bridge at Dong Ha, 1968. The Dong Ha bridge, and to the south of it, Quang Tri Village. To the north 4 miles is the Demilitarized Zone.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 29 Oct 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036507   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Heading out to sea from the mouth of the Cau Viet River on the utility boat quite and rough ride. Aboard LCU (Landing Craft Utility) enroute to Da Nang 1968.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036508   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha compound. I didn't pull the pin on that one.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036510   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, 1968. Here's where the two guys got killed. To my left across the road was where I was. The two guys were sitting on top of the sandbags to the front left. Notice the blood stains to the left of my boot (front lower left), also on top of the sandbags.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 29 Oct 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036511   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, 1968. Enlisted Navy SEABEE's Mess Hall. The same trench again. I was in the (bottom center) of the trench. Note directly behind me was the water tank that took a direct hit. Those 2 men were repairing it the next day.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 29 Oct 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036512   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, 1968. Enlisted Navy SEABEE's Mess Hall. The trench I was in, just to my left where I was. To the front left was where the two guys were wounded. I was just a few feet away.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 29 Oct 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036513   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, 1968. Enlisted Navy SEABEE's Mess Hall. This is where I received the letter of commendation. This is what that hut looked like a few days after.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 29 Oct 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036514   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, August or September 1968. My friend from Mongmong Guam. Last few days at Dong Ha.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036515   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, August or September 1968. Hafa Adai from Agana Heights and MongMong.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036516   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, August or September 1968. The pride and joy of Mong-Mong Guam Irwin S. Yokois

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036517   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, August or September 1968. Ready for action, loubley that is.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036518   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, August or September 1968. Dong Ha yellow cab at your service.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036519   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Naval Support Area) Detachment Dong Ha, August or September 1968. Taxi throughout the sahara just 10 cents a mile

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2004[Updated: 26 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036520   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Outside my hootch at Dong Ha Combat Base, U.S. Navy Detachment compound, approximately August or September 1968. Enjoying a beer outside the hut.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036521   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Outside my hootch at Dong Ha Combat Base, U.S. Navy Detachment compound, approximately August or September 1968. Just outside my hut. .45 pistol and M-16 rifle in hand.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036522   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Outside my hootch at Dong Ha Combat Base, U.S. Navy Detachment compound, approximately August or September 1968. Outside the hut again ready for action with the .45 pistol.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036523   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Outside my hootch at Dong Ha Combat Base, U.S. Navy Detachment compound, approximately August or September 1968.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036524   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Outside my hootch at Dong Ha Combat Base, U.S. Navy Detachment compound, approximately August or September 1968. Across from my hut Dong Ha with M-16 rifle.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036525   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Outside my hootch at Dong Ha Combat Base, U.S. Navy Detachment compound, approximately August or September 1968. 'Frenchy' LaBranche

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036526   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Armed Forces Language School, Saigon. February 1970 - September 1970. Capitol Hotel Saigon, lower floor was NCO (non-commissioned officers) Club, 2nd Floor was Enlisted Mess Hall and Chapel. Building in rear of Capitol Hotel was Prince George Hotel, enlisted barracks. 1970

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036527   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Armed Forces Language School, Saigon. February 1970 - September 1970. Capitol Hotel Saigon, sciolo driver in front of hotel. 1970

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036528   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Armed Forces Language School, Saigon. February 1970 - September 1970. Downtown Saigon. 1970

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036529   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Armed Forces Language School, Saigon. February 1970 - September 1970. National Assembly Building, Downtown Saigon.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036530   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Armed Forces Language School, Saigon. February 1970 - September 1970. Partying in my room - St. George Hotel 1970.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036531   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Armed Forces Language School, Saigon. February 1970 - September 1970. Packing up and ready to leave Vietnam 1970. Prince George Hotel

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036532   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Armed Forces Language School, Saigon. February 1970 - September 1970. Short-timers calendar - Prince George Hotel - 1970.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
Photograph
Item Number: VA036533   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

NSA (Navy Support Area) Da Nang Ammo Dump, 1969. Another view from the road NSA Da Nang Ammo Dump 1969.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Phillip LaBranche Collection

Added: 27 Apr 2004[Updated: 27 Apr 2004]
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