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David Nelson Collection (782) Finding Aid

Item Number: 7820000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

DVD and VHS tape with David Nelson Interviews concerning the Lee Roy Herron Scholarship on Houston television stations, August 2005. The collection also includes two copies of the Houston Chronicle featuring an article on David Nelson and the Herron Scholarship titled 'Nelson creates scholarship fund to honor Vietnam vet.'

Dates

  • 16 September 2005

Biographical / Historical

Lee Roy Herron and David Nelson were inseparable growing up. The two graduated Lubbock High School together and they both attended Texas Tech, where they joined the Marine Corps officer training program. Some time after receiving their second lieutenant commissions and graduating from Texas Tech, Herron was sent to Vietnam, where he was killed in battle after single-handedly destroying an enemy machine-gun bunker. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross, the second-highest honor the Marines can give for bravery. To honor his fallen friend, Nelson along with a group of other Vietnam veterans -- started the Lee Roy Herron Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Texas Tech University.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.3
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-Oversized; Cold Storage Vault; Library
1
Books

Stolen Honor: How the Vietnam Generation was Robbed of its Heroes and its History by B.G. Burkett (2 copies, signed by author)

1
Moving Images

782VI2024 and 782VI2025: DVD and VHS: David Nelson interviews concerning Lee Roy Herron Scholarship on Houston television stations, August 2005

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  • Box 2 (oversize): [2 (oversize)] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [Individual Collections - Oversize ]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Box 2 (oversize)
  • Nelson Creates Scholarship Fund to Honor Vietnam Vet, Houston Chronicle (25 August 2005)
1
Books

Stolen Honor: How the Vietnam Generation was Robbed of its Heroes and its History by B.G. Burkett (2 copies, signed by author)

1
Moving Images

782VI2024 and 782VI2025: DVD and VHS: David Nelson interviews concerning Lee Roy Herron Scholarship on Houston television stations, August 2005

Click here to view all Moving Images

Pub Credit Line
7820000000, David Nelson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 16 Sep 2005 [Updated: 19 Sep 2005]