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Americal Division Veterans Association Collection (1387) Finding Aid

Item Number: 13870000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately eight and a half linear feet of documents, programs, newsletters, audio, periodicals, books, artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia document the actions and reunions of the Americal Division Veterans Association. Materials included date from the 2004 Reno, Nevada reunion and the 2006 Portland, Oregon reunion. The bulk of the collection was donated by Leonid Kondratiuk. Donor Dr. Richard Burkes Verrone attended reunions on behalf of the Vietnam Center and Archive and included his nametag for the 2004 reunion and various other memorabilia.

Collection also includes a four disk DVD set consisting of a journal, audio clips, and documents that were presented at the Americal Division Albuquerque, New Mexico Reunion. It also includes a commemorative DVD honoring Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles (2 disc set).

Dates

  • 26 July 2004

Biographical / Historical

The Americal Division was constituted 24 May 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters, Americal Division. Activated 27 May 1942 in New Caledonia. Inactivated 12 December 1945 at Fort Lawton, Washington. Redesignated 1 December 1954 as Headquarters, 23d Infantry Division, and alloted to the Regular Army. Activated 2 December 1954 at Fort Amador, Canal Zone. Redesignated 25 September 1967 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 23d Infantry Division, and activated in Vietnam. Inactivated 29 November 1971 at Fort Lewis, Washington. While serving in Vietnam the Americal Division participated in the following operations: Counteroffensive Phase II and IV-VI, Tet Counteroffensive, Tet 69/Counteroffensive, Sanctuary Counteroffensive and Consolidation I.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
8.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.4F: D058.1E (Oversized); Photograph Collection; Library; Newsletter Collection; Newspaper Collection; Periodical Collection; Cold Storage Vault; Museum Objects
1
Books

Airmobile: The Helicopter War in Vietnam by Jim Mesko, 1984

1
Photographs

VA050675 - VA050803: 130 Photographs of Americal Division in Vietnam

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2
Posters

Three Americal photo calendars (Oversized)
Two Americal insignia posters (Oversized)

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57
Museum Objects

1387museum1306: 2004 Americal Division Reunion lapel pin
1387museum1307: 2004 Americal Division Reunion mug
1387museum1308: 2004 Americal Division Reunion nametag and laynard for Richard Verrone
1387museum1309: 2004 Americal Division Reunion tote bag
1387museum3067: Task Force Oregon patch
1387museum3068: Button for Vietnam Veterans Memorial Celebration in New York on May 7 1985
1387museum3069: Button with photo of Vietnam Wall memorial
1387museum3070: Button with illustrated scenes of the Vietnam War. Text: Remembering Those Who Fought, Those Who Fell.
1387museum3071: Button for Agent Orange Victims International with text: Agent Orange Destroys, 1962-'74
1387museum3072: Button for P.O.W./M.I.A. Welcome Home Parade in Houston, Texas on May 21-24 1987
1387museum3073: Button for the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project. Color button corresponds with similar black and white button in collection.
1387museum3074: Button for the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project. Black and white button corresponds with similar button in collection with color design.
1387museum3075: Button with text: TOGETHER THEN, TOGETHER AGAIN. VIET-NAM, D.C. 82
1387museum3076: WELCOME HOME Illinois patch button (large)
1387museum3077: WELCOME HOME Illinois patch button (small)
1387museum3078: POW/MIAs: They Still Wait button
1387museum3079: Photo button of a statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
1387museum3080: VIET-CONG HUNTING CLUB button
1387museum3081: VIET VET button
1387museum3082: VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL button, Washington, D.C., November 11 1984
1387museum3083: UNLOVED SOLDIER "62-74" button
1387museum3084: TOGETHER THEN, TOGETHER AGAIN button. Chicago, June 13 1986.
1387museum3085: 11th Infantry Brigade patch button
1387museum3086: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans button from Chicago, June 13 1986.
1387museum3087: Americal Division patch button
1387museum3088: WESTY'S WARRIORS button
1387museum3089: I SUPPORT VIETNAM VETERANS button
1387museum3090: Red P.O.W./M.I.A. short-sleeved t-shirt
1387museum3091: Camouflage Viet Cong helmet
1387museum3092: North Vietnamese pith helmet
1387museum3093: Folding fan with autographs
1387museum3094: "Ours Was A Noble Cause" Banner
1387museum3095: 723D banner in memory of David M. Withrow
1387museum3096: South Vietnamese flag
1387museum3097: Americal Division flag
1387museum3098: 196th Infantry Brigade flag
1387museum3099: Field radio. One shorter and heavier antenna piece is housed with the radio. Another longer antenna piece (artifact 1387museum3105) is housed and processed separately.
1387museum3100: Field telephone
1387museum3101: Field radio antenna case. Contains one shorter and heavier antenna piece. A longer antenna piece (artifact 1387museum3105) is house and processed separately.
1387museum3102: North Vietnamese pistol belt
1387museum3103: Montagnard rice knife.
1387museum3104: Montagnard rice knife.
1387museum3105: Longer antenna piece for field radio (artifact 1387museum3099). Corresponds with shorter antenna piece and carrying case (1387museum3101).
1387museum3106: U.S. Navy diving apparatus hose
1387museum3107: Americal Vietnam plaque to Robert L. Cherry from the men of the 23rd Infantry Division, CID Chu Lai RVN, June '70, June '71
1387museum3108: Americal plaque in honor of Roland T. Castronova, Americal Division 11th Infantry Brigade, 196th Infantry Brigade, 198th Infantry Brigade, Vietnam 25 September 1967 - 29 November 1971
1387museum3109: Wooden plaque with Americal Division insignia
1387museum3134: Field radio backpack (corresponds with artifact 1387museum3099)
1387museum3136: French helmet dating from World War I era.
1387museum3137: Mess kit with fork and spoon
1387museum3138: Americal Division t-shirt with 11th, 196th and 198th brigade insignia.
1387museum3139: 18th Field Artillery Brigade patch
1387museum3140: 1st Battalion, 73rd Field Artillery Brigade crest
1387museum3141: 3rd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment
1387museum3142: 3rd Ordinance Battalion, 59th Ordinance Brigade pin
1387museum3143: Warrant Officer One pin
1387museum3144: Chief Warrant Officer Two pin

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5
Electronic Media

CD containing photographs of Americal Division in Vietnam 1387EM0374

A four disk DVD set consisting of a journal, audio clips, a Vietnam Phrase book, maps, patches, a newspaper by the name of "Southern Cross", photos, spreadsheets, and various other forms of media that were included in the Americal Division Albuquerque, New Mexico Reunion 1387EM0648

Click here to view all Electronic Media
1
Audio

1387AU2339: Linda Bryant Jordan's vinyl single for "Together Then... Together Again"

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3
Newsletters

Americal Newsletter: April, May, June 2006
Americal Newsletter: September-October 1991 (2 copies)
Americal Newsletter: November-December 1991

Click here to view all Newsletters
6
Serials

Americal, The Quarterly Magazine of the Americal Division, Vietnam: July 1969 (2 copies)
Americal, The Quarterly Magazine of the Americal Division, Vietnam: Fall 1970 (2 copies)
Fort Devens, 1977
Tour 365, Summer 1971

Click here to view all Serials
2
Moving Images

Commemorative DVD honoring Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles (2 disc set) 1387VI3446

Click here to view all Moving Images
2
Newspapers

Southern Cross, 1 January 1970
Southern Cross, 4 June 1971

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.4 ]]
  • Box 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D056.3 Individual Oversize Box 7 [D056.3]]

Inventory

  • Postcard from John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel, Reno Nevada
  • Saturday Night Program from Americal Division Veterans Association 2004 National Reunion
  • Buffet Dinner ticket (Saturday June 26, 2004) from Americal Division Veterans Association 2004 National Reunion
  • Envelope which held tickets for Americal Division Veterans Association 2004 National Reunion
  • Program from Americal Division Veterans Association 2004 National Reunion
  • Reno Reunion Pocket Guide from Americal Division Veterans Association 2004 National Reunion
  • Schedule of Events of the Americal Division Veterans Association Portland Reunion, 2006
  • Americal Division Veterans Association Scholarship Fund Operating Rules
  • 2006 Americal Division Veterans Association Scholarship Awards
  • 2006 Americal Division Veterans Association Scholarship Applicants
  • Americal Division Veterans Association Constitution and By-Laws
  • Information from the Americal Division Veterans Association Executive Council Meeting, 24 June 2006
  • Americal Division Veterans Association Welcome Pamphlets
  • Letters of Commendation, Citations, Certificates, Other Correspondence (some materials in Restricted Access)
  • The Americal History-Vietnam (photocopied)
  • Clippings, Photocopied photos
  • Oversize material
  • Two Americal posters
  • Three Americal calendar pages
1
Books

Airmobile: The Helicopter War in Vietnam by Jim Mesko, 1984

1
Photographs

VA050675 - VA050803: 130 Photographs of Americal Division in Vietnam

Click here to view all Photographs
2
Posters

Three Americal photo calendars (Oversized)
Two Americal insignia posters (Oversized)

Click here to view all Posters
57
Museum Objects

1387museum1306: 2004 Americal Division Reunion lapel pin
1387museum1307: 2004 Americal Division Reunion mug
1387museum1308: 2004 Americal Division Reunion nametag and laynard for Richard Verrone
1387museum1309: 2004 Americal Division Reunion tote bag
1387museum3067: Task Force Oregon patch
1387museum3068: Button for Vietnam Veterans Memorial Celebration in New York on May 7 1985
1387museum3069: Button with photo of Vietnam Wall memorial
1387museum3070: Button with illustrated scenes of the Vietnam War. Text: Remembering Those Who Fought, Those Who Fell.
1387museum3071: Button for Agent Orange Victims International with text: Agent Orange Destroys, 1962-'74
1387museum3072: Button for P.O.W./M.I.A. Welcome Home Parade in Houston, Texas on May 21-24 1987
1387museum3073: Button for the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project. Color button corresponds with similar black and white button in collection.
1387museum3074: Button for the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project. Black and white button corresponds with similar button in collection with color design.
1387museum3075: Button with text: TOGETHER THEN, TOGETHER AGAIN. VIET-NAM, D.C. 82
1387museum3076: WELCOME HOME Illinois patch button (large)
1387museum3077: WELCOME HOME Illinois patch button (small)
1387museum3078: POW/MIAs: They Still Wait button
1387museum3079: Photo button of a statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
1387museum3080: VIET-CONG HUNTING CLUB button
1387museum3081: VIET VET button
1387museum3082: VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL button, Washington, D.C., November 11 1984
1387museum3083: UNLOVED SOLDIER "62-74" button
1387museum3084: TOGETHER THEN, TOGETHER AGAIN button. Chicago, June 13 1986.
1387museum3085: 11th Infantry Brigade patch button
1387museum3086: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans button from Chicago, June 13 1986.
1387museum3087: Americal Division patch button
1387museum3088: WESTY'S WARRIORS button
1387museum3089: I SUPPORT VIETNAM VETERANS button
1387museum3090: Red P.O.W./M.I.A. short-sleeved t-shirt
1387museum3091: Camouflage Viet Cong helmet
1387museum3092: North Vietnamese pith helmet
1387museum3093: Folding fan with autographs
1387museum3094: "Ours Was A Noble Cause" Banner
1387museum3095: 723D banner in memory of David M. Withrow
1387museum3096: South Vietnamese flag
1387museum3097: Americal Division flag
1387museum3098: 196th Infantry Brigade flag
1387museum3099: Field radio. One shorter and heavier antenna piece is housed with the radio. Another longer antenna piece (artifact 1387museum3105) is housed and processed separately.
1387museum3100: Field telephone
1387museum3101: Field radio antenna case. Contains one shorter and heavier antenna piece. A longer antenna piece (artifact 1387museum3105) is house and processed separately.
1387museum3102: North Vietnamese pistol belt
1387museum3103: Montagnard rice knife.
1387museum3104: Montagnard rice knife.
1387museum3105: Longer antenna piece for field radio (artifact 1387museum3099). Corresponds with shorter antenna piece and carrying case (1387museum3101).
1387museum3106: U.S. Navy diving apparatus hose
1387museum3107: Americal Vietnam plaque to Robert L. Cherry from the men of the 23rd Infantry Division, CID Chu Lai RVN, June '70, June '71
1387museum3108: Americal plaque in honor of Roland T. Castronova, Americal Division 11th Infantry Brigade, 196th Infantry Brigade, 198th Infantry Brigade, Vietnam 25 September 1967 - 29 November 1971
1387museum3109: Wooden plaque with Americal Division insignia
1387museum3134: Field radio backpack (corresponds with artifact 1387museum3099)
1387museum3136: French helmet dating from World War I era.
1387museum3137: Mess kit with fork and spoon
1387museum3138: Americal Division t-shirt with 11th, 196th and 198th brigade insignia.
1387museum3139: 18th Field Artillery Brigade patch
1387museum3140: 1st Battalion, 73rd Field Artillery Brigade crest
1387museum3141: 3rd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment
1387museum3142: 3rd Ordinance Battalion, 59th Ordinance Brigade pin
1387museum3143: Warrant Officer One pin
1387museum3144: Chief Warrant Officer Two pin

Click here to view all Museum Objects
5
Electronic Media

CD containing photographs of Americal Division in Vietnam 1387EM0374

A four disk DVD set consisting of a journal, audio clips, a Vietnam Phrase book, maps, patches, a newspaper by the name of "Southern Cross", photos, spreadsheets, and various other forms of media that were included in the Americal Division Albuquerque, New Mexico Reunion 1387EM0648

Click here to view all Electronic Media
1
Audio

1387AU2339: Linda Bryant Jordan's vinyl single for "Together Then... Together Again"

Click here to view all Audio
3
Newsletters

Americal Newsletter: April, May, June 2006
Americal Newsletter: September-October 1991 (2 copies)
Americal Newsletter: November-December 1991

Click here to view all Newsletters
6
Serials

Americal, The Quarterly Magazine of the Americal Division, Vietnam: July 1969 (2 copies)
Americal, The Quarterly Magazine of the Americal Division, Vietnam: Fall 1970 (2 copies)
Fort Devens, 1977
Tour 365, Summer 1971

Click here to view all Serials
2
Moving Images

Commemorative DVD honoring Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles (2 disc set) 1387VI3446

Click here to view all Moving Images
2
Newspapers

Southern Cross, 1 January 1970
Southern Cross, 4 June 1971

Click here to view all Newspapers

Pub Credit Line
13870000000, Americal Division Veterans Association Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 26 Jul 2004 [Updated: 12 Jul 2019]