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Pat Clifton Collection (1460) Finding Aid

Item Number: 14600000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Slides, photographs, DVD and documents that document Colonel Pat Clifton's service in Vietnam from September 1967 through September 1968.

Dates

  • 21 October 2004

Biographical / Historical

Colonel Pat Clifton, USAF (Ret.) served in Vietnam from September 1967-September 1968 as a Captain and was Officer in Charge of a Photographic Interpretation Team. Pat Clifton graduated from Oklahoma State University and received his commission in 1964. From September to December 1967 Captain Clifton served with the 6470th RTC, transferring to the 460th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron where he served until September 1968. While in Vietnam, Captain Clifton participated in Operation Niagara, Tet 1968 and the May Offensive of 1968. While in Vietnam, Clifton received two Bronze Stars, Presidential Unit Citation with a 'V' (with the 460th RTW), Air Force Outstanding Unit Achievement Award (with the 460th TRW), Vietnam Service Medal with three stars and two Republic of Vietnam medals.
Title
Finding Aid
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Location(s)
Individual Collections-C, Photograph Collection, Slide Collection, Negative Collection, Map Collection (12-6-3); Cold Storage Vault
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Photographs

8 photos: undated photographs of Saigon and U.S. aircraft, VA041931-VA042009
35 photos: Photos of Saigon ,19 May 1968, 12th RITS
14 photos: Saigon, 17 February 1968, Operation Niagara
5 photos: helicopters in free fire zone
15 photos: Photographs taken from Pat Clifton's apartment in Saigon
VAN007388 - VAN007413: Negatives, many correspond to photos from apartment

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Slides

VAS033825 - VAS033854: Various aircraft, carrier trip, USS Ticonderoga, geography of Southeast Asia
VAS033855 - VAS033890: Republic of Vietnam 1967-1968
VAS033891 - VAS033920: Saigon street scenes and Tet
VAS033921 - VAS033958: Tet February 1968 and May Offensive
VAS033959 - VAS033994: Thailand, Timland, NKP, Nakon Phenom
VAS033995 - VAS034035: Bangkok and Temples
VAS034036 - VAS034069: Thailand 1968: Temple, floating market, geography of Southeast Asia

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Maps

City of Saigon, December 1964, 1:12,500

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1
Electronic Media

1460EM0253: DVD: Pat Clifton's tour in Vietnam 1967-1968

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1
Oral History

OH0737 Interview with Pat Clifton

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

Inventory

  • Computer printout of a photograph of Col. Pat O. Clifton, USAF (Ret.) 1964-1993
  • Photocopy of Form DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (original in restricted file)
  • Form 889 Request and authorization change of station - military
  • Computer printout of Leaflets dropped to offer Viet Cong a "peaceful" repatriation
  • Computer printout of coupons used for Sunday breakfast
  • Computer printout of insurance papers for a motorcycle
  • Computer printout of Thai military paypment certificate
  • Computer printout of Stillwater News-Press article "Nearly 6,000 Commies Dead; Bigger Drives are Forecast
  • Computer printout of rent receipt for house in Saigon
  • Computer printout of Daily Oklahoman newspaper headline "5,000 Red Guerrillas Die in Three Days of Attacks on Saigon, Other Centers
  • Computer printout of menu from Thanksgiving 1967 at Tan Son Nhut Air Base
  • Computer printout of Aur University Review commentary "The Vietnam Victory" by Lt. Col. Patrick O. CLifton, USAF
  • Undated manuscript of "My Life as an Okie" by Pat Clifton (pages 2-34 missing)
  • Thumbnails of slides taken by Pat Clifton in South East Asia
6
Photographs

8 photos: undated photographs of Saigon and U.S. aircraft, VA041931-VA042009
35 photos: Photos of Saigon ,19 May 1968, 12th RITS
14 photos: Saigon, 17 February 1968, Operation Niagara
5 photos: helicopters in free fire zone
15 photos: Photographs taken from Pat Clifton's apartment in Saigon
VAN007388 - VAN007413: Negatives, many correspond to photos from apartment

Click here to view all Photographs
7
Slides

VAS033825 - VAS033854: Various aircraft, carrier trip, USS Ticonderoga, geography of Southeast Asia
VAS033855 - VAS033890: Republic of Vietnam 1967-1968
VAS033891 - VAS033920: Saigon street scenes and Tet
VAS033921 - VAS033958: Tet February 1968 and May Offensive
VAS033959 - VAS033994: Thailand, Timland, NKP, Nakon Phenom
VAS033995 - VAS034035: Bangkok and Temples
VAS034036 - VAS034069: Thailand 1968: Temple, floating market, geography of Southeast Asia

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1
Maps

City of Saigon, December 1964, 1:12,500

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1
Electronic Media

1460EM0253: DVD: Pat Clifton's tour in Vietnam 1967-1968

Click here to view all Electronic Media
1
Oral History

OH0737 Interview with Pat Clifton

Click here to view all Oral History

Pub Credit Line
14600000000, Pat Clifton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 21 Oct 2004 [Updated: 01 Oct 2019]