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The Impact of the Sapper on the Viet-Nam War: A Background Paper, October 1969

Item Number: 6-20-1A86-116-UA17-95_001693
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Digital Object Type
MSU Archives and Historical Collections
United States Mission in Vietnam
Original Repository
Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections Wesley R. Fishel Papers (UA 17.95) Box 1236, Folder 35
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MSU grant exchange. The original item# we assigned was replaced to match the PDF filename on 25APR2016. Original Item# UA17951236356201A86 is retained for reference in Coll/Bx/Fldr/Doc fields.
Physical Location
Box 1236, Folder 35; Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections


  • Existence: October 10 1969
  • Existence: Majority of material found within October 10 1969

General Note / OCR

This background paper analyzes the apparent increase of "sappers" (combat engineers; in the case of the Viet Cong, a sapper mission would apply to units of the commando-raider-ranger type), sapper units, their activites in Vietnam since mid-1968, and their impact on the Vietnam War.

Pub Credit Line
6-20-1A86-116-UA17-95_001693, Wesley R. Fishel Papers, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 13 May 2015 [Updated: 13 Jan 2016]