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Louis Poulin Collection (1546) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15460000000

Scope and Contents

Bivouac newsletter, and internet printouts discussing the history of tranportation battalions in Vietnam.


  • 14 April 2005

Biographical / Historical

Louis Poulin was born in 1936 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In 1953, he volunteered as a career soldier in the United States Army. As the Personnel Staff NCO (Non-Commission Officer) at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, RVN, Poulin served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th General Support Group, performing aircraft maintenance and supply, and then with the Headquarters Company 60th Military Police Battalion in Korat, Thailand. He was involved in the Tet Offensive and three battle campaigns from January 1967 to March 1967. Throughout his service, he was promoted from a Staff Sergeant (E6) to a Sergeant First Class (E7) and received the following awards/citations: two Army Commendation Medals, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with three Battle Stars, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Galantry with Palm, and the Meritous Unit Citation. After twenty-one years of Army service Poulin retired as a Sergeant First Class (E7). After his service, he became an independent cross-country truck driver from 1973 utnil 1982, and then went into the Civil Service with the United States Navy from 1982 to 1990. From 1990-1996, he was a Greyhound Bus Driver and then became an Interstate Truck Driver again from 1996 to 1998. He is currently the director of the Vietnam Veterans' Gathering, a sponsor of the Moving Wall in Florida.
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.5 ]]


  • Invitation to the Eugen Quinn VFW Post 4337 Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Day (2 copies)
  • Internet printout USARV Transportation Elements website
  • Internet printout of 7 Army soldiers
  • Internet printout of Army Transportation Association Vietnam website
  • Internet printout of email correspondence between Ben Myers and Louis Poulin
  • Internet printout of Tim Mullin's favorite internet links
  • Internet printout of Vet Net USA Volume 2
  • computer printout of Louis Poulin's history of tour of duty in Vietnam

Pub Credit Line
15460000000, Louis Poulin Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 14 Apr 2005 [Updated: 14 Jul 2005]