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Garth H. Holmes Collection (1481) Finding Aid

Item Number: 14810000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Slides, photographs, military administrative documents, a unit patch, a Life in Vietnam magazine (24 September 1966), A Vietnam Conflict Map (ca. 1966), a book entitled Combat Art of the 25th Infantry 'Tropic Lightning' Division (1966), a USARV Medical Bulletin (November - December 1967), essays, clippings, operational reports lessons learned, and sketches document Garth H. Holmes' service in Vietnam with the 12th Evacuation Hospital from September 1966 to December 1967.

Dates

  • September 1966 - December 1967

Biographical / Historical

Garth Harold Holmes was born in 1936 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. On 29 May 1960, Holmes was commissioned ROTC of the Idaho State College as a 2nd Lieutenant and joined the Army Medical Service Corps. His first assignment was as a student at Fort Sam Houston, TX, before he was transferred to the 34th Armor, 24th Infantry Division, Munich Germany as a Battalion Medical Assistant from April 1961 to October 1962. In July 1966, Holmes was sent to Southeast Asia to the 12th Evacuation Hospital as a Captain and Hospital Adjutant until July 1967. After his tour, Holmes stayed in the Army and served at Fort Harrison, in Korea, at Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Bliss, Texas, and in Saudi Arabia, until his retirement in 1994 as a Colonel. After his military service, Holmes worked for the State of Washington as a Health Car Administrator and Pharmacy Consultant.
Title
Garth H. Holmes Collection (1481) Finding Aid
Date
2005-01-10
Length (Linear Feet)
0.25
Location(s)
D060.5, Photograph Collection, Slide Collection, Museum Objects, Restricted Access
7
Photographs

VA038907: computer generated reproduction of Domain of the Golden Dragon card
VA038908: Major Gibson, Lt. Marston, Cpl Hamilton, Garth Holmes, Cpl James (left to right) mixing cement
VA038909: "Huey" landing with wounded patients, Vietnam 1967
VA038910: Right Captain Garth Holmes, Left LTC Charles Anastranski, Executive Officer of the 12th Evacuation Hospital, April 1967
VA038911: Postcard showing the USNS General Edwin D. Patrick, which took the 12th Evacuation Hospital company to Vietnam
VA038912: Captain Garth Holmes (Adjutant) and CSM John Lawon, Headquarters 12th Evac. Hospital, Vietnam June 1967
VA038913: Specialist Poindexter running the outpatient pharmacy

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1
Slides

147 slides that document Captain Garth Holmes tour of duty in Vietnam with the 12 Evacuation Hospital

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1
Maps

Vietnam Conflict Map (Circa 1966)

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1
Museum Objects

1481museum1497: Unofficial unit crest of the 12th Evacuation Hospital

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1
Newsletters

12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu,Chi, RVN Newsletter, December 1980, December 1981, December 1982, December 1983, November 1985, Spring 1988, Winter 1988-1989, winter, 1989-1990, Winter 1990-1991, Fall 1993

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.5 ]]

Inventory

  • Military Administrative Documents
  • 12th Evacuee published by the men of the 12th Evacuation Hospital (6January 1966)
  • Movement orders #7 Permanent Change of Station (18 May 1966)
  • RCPAP Letter Order A-07-174) (8 July 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #64 (21 July 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #65 (22 July 1966)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Unit Roster (31 July 1966)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #87 (15 October 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #91 (21 October 1966)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #94 (25 October 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #95 (28 October 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #111 (16 December 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #113 (20 December 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #115 (31 December 1966) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #1 (4 January 1967)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #2 (7 January 1967)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #5 (23 January 1967)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #13 (16 February 1967)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #18 (24 February 1967) (2 copies)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #23 (25 March 1967)
  • 12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #30 (30 May 1967)
  • 68th Medical Group Special Orders #148 (31 May 1967)
  • 68th Medical Group Special Orders #156 (8 June 1967)
  • Essay written by Garth Holmes concerning his experience in Vietnam
  • Photocopies of photos in photo collection
  • Photocopy of unofficial unit patch for 12th Evacuation Hospital
  • Book: Combat Art of the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division" (Vol. 1; 1966)
  • Magazine: Life in Vietnam (24 September 1966)
  • Surgery at the 12th Evac Hospital in Cu Chi (essay), sketches, and clippings No Date, 2006
  • USARV Medical Bulletin (November - December 1967)
  • Operational Report - Lessons Learned, Hqs, 12th Evacuation Hospital (SMBL), period ending 31 July 1967
7
Photographs

VA038907: computer generated reproduction of Domain of the Golden Dragon card
VA038908: Major Gibson, Lt. Marston, Cpl Hamilton, Garth Holmes, Cpl James (left to right) mixing cement
VA038909: "Huey" landing with wounded patients, Vietnam 1967
VA038910: Right Captain Garth Holmes, Left LTC Charles Anastranski, Executive Officer of the 12th Evacuation Hospital, April 1967
VA038911: Postcard showing the USNS General Edwin D. Patrick, which took the 12th Evacuation Hospital company to Vietnam
VA038912: Captain Garth Holmes (Adjutant) and CSM John Lawon, Headquarters 12th Evac. Hospital, Vietnam June 1967
VA038913: Specialist Poindexter running the outpatient pharmacy

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1
Slides

147 slides that document Captain Garth Holmes tour of duty in Vietnam with the 12 Evacuation Hospital

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1
Maps

Vietnam Conflict Map (Circa 1966)

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1
Museum Objects

1481museum1497: Unofficial unit crest of the 12th Evacuation Hospital

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1
Newsletters

12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu,Chi, RVN Newsletter, December 1980, December 1981, December 1982, December 1983, November 1985, Spring 1988, Winter 1988-1989, winter, 1989-1990, Winter 1990-1991, Fall 1993

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Pub Credit Line
14810000000, Garth H. Holmes Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 10 Jan 2005 [Updated: 28 Nov 2018]