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Interview with Theodore Acheson

Item Number: OH0291
 Oral History
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Number of Pages
Digital Object Type
Oral History
Physical Location
Mini Disc


  • Existence: 28 April 2003

General Note / OCR

(USA) Theodore T. Acheson, originally from Flint, Michigan served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until 1969. As a member of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) based out of Hawaii, Ted first went to Southeast Asia in late 1967 TDY to Bangkok, Thailand where he documented on film the interaction between the American forces in country with the Thai military. He went TDY to South Vietnam for the first time in February 1968 to document combat in the war. On one of these asignments, he was wounded and evacuated. Ted went back to South Vietnam two more times to document various aspects of the American effort in the war. In addition to the time spent in the RVN, he also went to South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan (Okinawa and Yokahama) on assignment for DASPO. Ted was named Cinematographer of the Year for the Department of Defense in 1969 for his work documenting the construction and deconstruction of American firebases in South Vietnam. Interview conducted by Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.

Pub Credit Line
OH0291, Ted Acheson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 29 Apr 2003 [Updated: 26 Oct 2015]