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Paul L. Moulton Collection (1523) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15230000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Award certificates, TDY Orders, cartoons drawn by Bryan Grigsby, an Air Medal with 'V' Device, and a photograph document Paul L. Moulton's service with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) in Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, and Okinawa, 1966 - 1969.

Dates

  • 01 March 2005

Biographical / Historical

Paul L. Moulton was born on 15 August 1928 in Waltham, Massachusetts. On 5 October 1946 he enlisted with the United States Army, serving during the Korean War in 1951 and 1953, where he covered the truce talks, the signing of the Korean truce and Operation Little and Big Switch (exchange of prisoners). After Korea, he was the Chief Cameraman on training and informational films at locations throughout the world, including Berlin, Japan, Panama, and the Arctic and was deployed to Lebanon in 1958. Once the war began, Moulton served in Southeast Asia for two years, from February 1966 to May 1969, with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Detachment Pacific (6442). While there, Moulton was ranked as a Sergeant First Class (E-7), a Non-Commissioned officer in charge of photographic teams in Vietnam, Korea, Okinawa, Japan, and Thailand. Before he retired on 30 June 1970, he was awarded the Air Medal with V Device and the Meritous Service Medal. After his service, Moulton worked as a television news photographer for Washington News Bureau Storer Communication, where he covered the White House, State Department, U.S. Congress and other government agencies. In February 1991, he retired to Southeast North Carolina.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.4
Pages
1
Location(s)
D102.5, Photograph Collection, D219.4 Museum Objects, Newsletter Collection, Library
4
Books

The Vietnam Experience, Combat Photographer, by Nick Mills, 1983
The Vietnam War: The Stories and The Photographs, by Goldstein, Dillon and Wenger, 1997
Vietnam: Images from Combat Photographers, by Andrews, Elliot and Levin, 1991
Where the War Lives, A Photographic Journal of Vietnam, by Dick Durrance (signed by author) 1988

4
Photographs

VA039265: 1 photograph of SFC Paul L. Moulton in the Mekong Delta
Autographed photograph taken by Howard Breedloove of men jumping from a UH-1D Helicopter
Photograph of Howard Breedlove being attended to after being wounded by shrapnel during the Tet Offensive, 1968
Name etchings from the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC of Kermit H. Yoho and Charles F. Rein (2)

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7
Museum Objects

1523museum1533: Air Medal with "V" Device
1523museum3411: DASPO Combat Photographers Association Hat with pin
1523musuem3412: DASPO patch
1523museum3456 - Cannon FT/QL 35mm Camera
1523museum3457 - DASPO Patch
1523museum3458 - Dog Tags, Moulton Paul L
1523museum3459 - Seiko Watch

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33
Newsletters

DASPO News: June, 1996
October 1996
February 1997
August 1997
February 1998
August 2001
November 2001
January-April 2002
July 2002
September-November 2002
May 2003
August 2003
November 2003
January 2004
June 2004
September 2004
October 2004
December 2004
March 2005
April 2005
July 2005
October 2005
December 2005
April 2006
October 2006
January 2007
June 2007
October 2007
December 2007
June 2008
October 2008
December 2008
June 2009

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D102.5 - DASPO Individual Collections Box ]]

Inventory

  • Award certificates and TDY Orders (originals and photocopies; originals of photocopies in restricted access)
  • Cartoons drawn by Bryan Grigsby
  • Sheet of Stamps, themed the 1960s
4
Books

The Vietnam Experience, Combat Photographer, by Nick Mills, 1983
The Vietnam War: The Stories and The Photographs, by Goldstein, Dillon and Wenger, 1997
Vietnam: Images from Combat Photographers, by Andrews, Elliot and Levin, 1991
Where the War Lives, A Photographic Journal of Vietnam, by Dick Durrance (signed by author) 1988

4
Photographs

VA039265: 1 photograph of SFC Paul L. Moulton in the Mekong Delta
Autographed photograph taken by Howard Breedloove of men jumping from a UH-1D Helicopter
Photograph of Howard Breedlove being attended to after being wounded by shrapnel during the Tet Offensive, 1968
Name etchings from the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC of Kermit H. Yoho and Charles F. Rein (2)

Click here to view all Photographs
7
Museum Objects

1523museum1533: Air Medal with "V" Device
1523museum3411: DASPO Combat Photographers Association Hat with pin
1523musuem3412: DASPO patch
1523museum3456 - Cannon FT/QL 35mm Camera
1523museum3457 - DASPO Patch
1523museum3458 - Dog Tags, Moulton Paul L
1523museum3459 - Seiko Watch

Click here to view all Museum Objects
33
Newsletters

DASPO News: June, 1996
October 1996
February 1997
August 1997
February 1998
August 2001
November 2001
January-April 2002
July 2002
September-November 2002
May 2003
August 2003
November 2003
January 2004
June 2004
September 2004
October 2004
December 2004
March 2005
April 2005
July 2005
October 2005
December 2005
April 2006
October 2006
January 2007
June 2007
October 2007
December 2007
June 2008
October 2008
December 2008
June 2009

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Pub Credit Line
15230000000, Paul L. Moulton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 01 Mar 2005 [Updated: 27 May 2010]