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Dana Mansfield Collection (1540) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15400000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Memoir, 'Men in White Hats: A Military Policeman,' photographs, identification cards, Vietnamese money, copy of The Typhoon (February 1968), I Field Force Vietnam Organization Day all of which chronicle Dana Mansfield's service in Vietnam with the 272nd Military Police Company at Nha Trang, 1966-1969.

Dates

  • 01 April 2005

Biographical / Historical

Dana Mansfield enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1966. Following Basic Training at Fort Dix, Mansfield attended MP school at Fort Gordon. In November 1966 Mansfield departed the United States for Vietnam. Following processing at Long Binh, Mansfield was assigned to the 272nd Military Police Company at Nha Trang (Fort McDermott). In February 1967, Mansfield was assigned a 1 month TDY with the 101st Airborne Division at Phan Rang. Mansfield elected to extend his tour of duty in Vietnam for an additional six months, allowing him a thirty day leave over Christmas to return to the United States. Following the death of his grandfather, Mansfield returned to the United States on emergency leave. While home on leave, Mansfield was reassigned to the 10th MP detachment at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey for the duration of his enlistment.
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Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
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Pages
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Location(s)
Individual Collections-M; Individual Collections-Oversize; Photograph Collection
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Photographs

33 photographs that document Mansfield's service in Vietnam, VA041456 - VA041488

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Oral History

OH0419 Interview with Dana Mansfield

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.5 ]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Manuscript of Men in White Hats: A Military Policeman in Vietnam by Dana P. Mansfield
  • Certificate of Vaccination/Immunization Certificate
  • Ration Card
  • Geneva Convention Identification Card
  • Nine Rules for Personnel of US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • Code of Conduct for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • 200 Dong note
  • 20 Dong note
  • 500 Dong note
  • 10 cent military payment certificate
  • 25 cent military payment certificate
  • Newspaper clipping, "Americans Battle Into POW Camp, Free 51
  • Standing Orders, Rogers Rangers
  • Card for how to treat Vietnamese prisoners
  • M-16 Rifle Tips
  • Tips on CV/NVA Mines and Booby Traps
  • Vietnamese language flyer Dong Hao Than Men
  • Chieu Hoi pass
  • Photocopy of Typhoon magazine article, "The Fighting Deuce"
  • "The Typhoon" (February 1968)
  • I Field Force Vietnam Organization Day
  • Order to Report for Induction for Dana Mansfield
  • Morning News, Volume II, Number 101 (10 April 1968)
  • Oversize material
  • page from "Pacific Stars and Stripes" (20 June 1967)
1
Photographs

33 photographs that document Mansfield's service in Vietnam, VA041456 - VA041488

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Oral History

OH0419 Interview with Dana Mansfield

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Pub Credit Line
15400000000, Dana Mansfield Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 01 Apr 2005 [Updated: 02 Oct 2019]