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Floyd Alexander Collection (1463) Finding Aid

Item Number: 14630000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Military papers, photocopied articles, artifacts, photographs and 8mm film document Floyd Alexander's tour of duty in Vietnam as a radio telephone operator (RTO) with the 101st Airborne Division at Firebase Ripcord from 1970-1971, first with B Battery, 2nd Battalion (Airmobile), 319th Artillery and then with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry.

Dates

  • 01 November 2004

Biographical / Historical

Floyd Edward Alexander volunteered for the United States Army in 1969. He was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Hood, Texas. Within his two years of active duty with the Army he spent 11 months (1970-1971) with the 101st Airborne Division in Southeast Asia, first with B Battery, 2nd Battalion (Airmobile), 319th Artillery and Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment. While in Vietnam, his rank was Specialist 4th Class (Grade) and he served as a radio-telephone operator during combat operations in Thua Thien Province and in the A Shau Valley.

During his Vietnam service Alexander received the following citations: Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Bronze Star (three), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Brave Eagle Award, and Combat Gallantry Cross (Badge). Alexander was discharged as a Specialist 4th Class in 1971 and was a worker in a steel mill.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
2.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.1D, D213.5; Cold Storage Vault, Museum Artifacts, Photograph Collection
1
Photographs

88 photographs documenting Floyd Alexander's tour of duty in Vietnam

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19
Museum Objects

1463museum1438: Bible carried by Floyd Alexander in Vietnam
1436museum1439: State of Illinois flag sent by Governor Richard B Ogilvie
1463museum1431: Uniform Jacket
1463museum1432: Lightweight U.S. Army fatigue jacket
1463museum1433: U.S. Army Service Cap
1463museum1434: "Alexander" name tag
1463museum1435: Bronze Star box with lapel pin "V" device and oak leaf
1463museum1436: Bronze Star box and ribbon bar
1463museum1437: Bronze Star box with lapel pin
1463museum3364 - Silver Star Service Banner
1463mseum3365 - U.S. Army Pin
1463museum3413: Army Good Conduct Medal and Ribbon Bar
1463musuem3413: Bronze Star with Lapel Pin and Ribbon Bar with V Device
1463museum3415: National Defense Medal and Ribbon Bar
1463museum3416: Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with 1960 Device
1463museum3417: Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
1463musuem3418: Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Ribbon Bar
1463museum3419: Air Medal with Ribbon Bar and Lapel Pin
1463museum3420: Army Commendation Medal with Ribbon Bar and Lapel Pin

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1
Moving Images

1463VI1701: 8mm fim

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [Individual Collections-A ]]
  • Box 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, Individual Collections Oversize Box 06 [Individual Collections Oversize Box 06]]

Inventory

  • Business card, "Death on Call" C Battery, 4th Battalion, 77th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division
  • 10 cent Military Payment Certificate
  • Card signed by Richard B. Ogilvie governor of Illinios
  • Floyd Alexander's International Certificates of Vaccination
  • General Orders #10561 issued by Headquarters 101st Airborne Division awarding Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device to SP4 Edward Alexander
  • Special Orders #31 issued by Headquarters 1st Cavalry Division for purpose of assigning enlisted men for purpose of separation processing
  • Photocopy of Floyd Alexander's Authorization for Issuance of Awards
  • Floyd Alexander's Addendum to DA Form 1577
  • Letter from Keith Nolan concerning the actions of SP4 Floyd Alexander during the battle for Firebase Ripcord
  • Freedom Team Salute Letter
  • Certificate of Appreciation Floyd E. Alexander
  • Ripcord: A Biography of Floyd Alexander by Blake Davis
  • Honor Those Who Serve Bookmark
  • Oversize
  • Photocopy of articles pertaining to Firebase Ripcord and Floyd Alexander
1
Photographs

88 photographs documenting Floyd Alexander's tour of duty in Vietnam

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19
Museum Objects

1463museum1438: Bible carried by Floyd Alexander in Vietnam
1436museum1439: State of Illinois flag sent by Governor Richard B Ogilvie
1463museum1431: Uniform Jacket
1463museum1432: Lightweight U.S. Army fatigue jacket
1463museum1433: U.S. Army Service Cap
1463museum1434: "Alexander" name tag
1463museum1435: Bronze Star box with lapel pin "V" device and oak leaf
1463museum1436: Bronze Star box and ribbon bar
1463museum1437: Bronze Star box with lapel pin
1463museum3364 - Silver Star Service Banner
1463mseum3365 - U.S. Army Pin
1463museum3413: Army Good Conduct Medal and Ribbon Bar
1463musuem3413: Bronze Star with Lapel Pin and Ribbon Bar with V Device
1463museum3415: National Defense Medal and Ribbon Bar
1463museum3416: Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with 1960 Device
1463museum3417: Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
1463musuem3418: Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Ribbon Bar
1463museum3419: Air Medal with Ribbon Bar and Lapel Pin
1463museum3420: Army Commendation Medal with Ribbon Bar and Lapel Pin

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1
Moving Images

1463VI1701: 8mm fim

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Pub Credit Line
14630000000, Floyd Alexander Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 01 Nov 2004 [Updated: 10 Apr 2019]