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Tim Fortner Scrapbook 2

Item Number: 2833scrapbook1637
Number of Pages
Digital Object Type
Information removed from digital copy?
Physical Location
Stacks D088.2


  • 1969 to 1970

General Note / OCR

One scrapbook documenting Tim Fortner's military career and his service in Vietnam, 1969-1970, with USMC HMM-262 at Ai Tu Marine Air Base (aka, Quang Tri Combat Base).

The scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, certificates, award citations, memos/correspondence (including letters of appreciation), an ID card, and memorial service programs. Subjects include a visit to Da Nang, Fortner's living quarters, Fortner and fellow soldiers eating and drinking (e.g. at the Tiger Bar and Grille), helicopters (including damaged aircraft), Fortner's R&R trip to Hawaii (29 April - 6 May 1969), aerial views (e.g. Hue), an airfield, USS Iwo Jima, and Fortner's homecoming and reunion with his family.

In Memorium program dated 12 May 1969 is for CPL Peter Gibson (USMC, H&MS-39) and CPL Kennith W. Wheeler (USMC, HMM-262). In Memorium program dated 24 January 1969 is for CPL Barry Richard Franks (USMC HMM-262) and LCPL Stephen Woodthorpe Mayne (USMC HMM-262).

Pub Credit Line
2833scrapbook1637, Tim Fortner Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 20 Jun 2019 [Updated: 20 Aug 2019]