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269th CAB/188th AHC Viet Nam 1967 - 68

Item Number: 069VI3603
 Moving Image
Digital Object Type
Moving Image
Physical Location
Stacks D157.1E
Number of Media

General Note / OCR

The 269th Combat Aviation Battalion "Black Barons" were based at Cu Chi in the III Corp area of operations. The 188th Assault Helicopter Company was in this battalion during May 1967 - March 1968 while based at Dau Tieng. The video contains copy of 8mm film from 1967-1968. It has film from in Vietnam and from the creator’s R&R.

Also contains a letter to Dick Detra regarding the contents of the tape and the significance of it from the one who filmed the contents. The letter touches on unit reunion planning, the contents of the tape and the return of present day soldiers currently deployed versus the welcoming that they received after Vietnam. The letter also notes the significance of the date of the letter, 9 February 2004, which is 39 years after the author was wounded and evacuated from Vietnam during their first tour. This letter can be found in the manuscript material for the collection.

Pub Credit Line
069VI3603, Richard (Dick) Detra Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 23 Apr 2018 [Updated: 14 Jun 2018]