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Mr. William (Bill) J. Culotta Collection (1435) Finding Aid

Item Number: 14350000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Slides, photocopy of Bill Culotta's DD-214 and additional military administrative documents, a photograph of Culotta's late wife Christine, and a 1966-1967 Seabees cruise book that document Bill Culotta's tour of duty in Vietnam.

Dates

  • 27 September 2004

Biographical / Historical

Bill Culotta was born in New London, Connecticut on February 9, 1945. Bill Culotta was ordered to active duty in the U.S. Navy on 22 September 1966. While in the Navy Culotta served with USN Mobile Construction Battalion 71 in Davisville, Rhode Island and Vietnam. While in service, Culotta received the following medals and citaitons: Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star and Fleet Marine Force Combat Operations Insignia, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Naval Unit Commendation. Culotta was released from active duty in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1971.
Title
Finding Aid
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-C; Photograph Collection; Library; Slide Collection
1
Books

1966-1967 Cruise Book: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seventy-One

1
Photographs

VA038338: photograph of Culotta's late wife Christine

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22
Slides

VAS030925 - VAS030969: 1-45 Air View coastline Chu Lai, Da Nang Coastline Camp Shields Chu Lai, RVN
45-47 blank
VAS030970 - VAS030989: 48-67 Chu Lai Air Field and Marine Air Group 3
68 empty
VAS030990 - VAS031011: 69-90 Da Nang
91 blank
VAS031012 - VAS031019: 92-100 Seabees at work
VAS031020 - VAS031034: 101-115 Fishing Village, Beach, Chu Lai near Betangan Peninsula
116 empty
VAS031035 - VAS031064: 117-146 Detachments at Bin Son and Quang Nai
147 blank
VAS031065 - VAS031085: 148-168 Sunrise Chu Lai and miscellaneous people
169 blank
VAS031086 - VAS031093: 170-177 Miscellaneous
VAS031094 - VAS031126: Ernie and Peninsula and Thunder Road
VAS031127 - VAS031158: Hong Kong children
VAS031159 - VAS031174: Hong Kong July 13-18 1967
VAS031175 - VAS031191: Tiger Balm Garden Hong Kong R&R July 17, 1967
VAS031192 - VAS031205: Quang Ngai and Bahn Son Convoys
VAS031206 - VAS031222: Gung Ho and Comp Shield
VAS031223 - VAS031253: Republic of Vietnam Chu Lai
VAS031254 - VAS031437: Misc.

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1
Oral History

OH0518 Interview with William Culotta

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D057.6 ]]

Inventory

  • Photocopy of Bill Culotta's DD-214 (original in restricted files)
  • Photocopy of Transmittal of and/or Entitlement to Awards form for Navy Unit Commendation for William J. Culotta (originial in restricted files)
  • Photocopy of William Culotta's Honorable Discharge certificate (original in restricted files)
1
Books

1966-1967 Cruise Book: U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seventy-One

1
Photographs

VA038338: photograph of Culotta's late wife Christine

Click here to view all Photographs
22
Slides

VAS030925 - VAS030969: 1-45 Air View coastline Chu Lai, Da Nang Coastline Camp Shields Chu Lai, RVN
45-47 blank
VAS030970 - VAS030989: 48-67 Chu Lai Air Field and Marine Air Group 3
68 empty
VAS030990 - VAS031011: 69-90 Da Nang
91 blank
VAS031012 - VAS031019: 92-100 Seabees at work
VAS031020 - VAS031034: 101-115 Fishing Village, Beach, Chu Lai near Betangan Peninsula
116 empty
VAS031035 - VAS031064: 117-146 Detachments at Bin Son and Quang Nai
147 blank
VAS031065 - VAS031085: 148-168 Sunrise Chu Lai and miscellaneous people
169 blank
VAS031086 - VAS031093: 170-177 Miscellaneous
VAS031094 - VAS031126: Ernie and Peninsula and Thunder Road
VAS031127 - VAS031158: Hong Kong children
VAS031159 - VAS031174: Hong Kong July 13-18 1967
VAS031175 - VAS031191: Tiger Balm Garden Hong Kong R&R July 17, 1967
VAS031192 - VAS031205: Quang Ngai and Bahn Son Convoys
VAS031206 - VAS031222: Gung Ho and Comp Shield
VAS031223 - VAS031253: Republic of Vietnam Chu Lai
VAS031254 - VAS031437: Misc.

Click here to view all Slides
1
Oral History

OH0518 Interview with William Culotta

Click here to view all Oral History

Pub Credit Line
14350000000, Mr. William (Bill) J. Culotta Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 27 Sep 2004 [Updated: 01 Oct 2019]