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Carroll R. & Joan C. Griffin Collection (1772) Finding Aid

Item Number: 17720000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot of letters written from Joan C. Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during his service in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Also, photographs, patches and a plaque, one yearbook, and a feature in Alcalde (University of Texas publication) featuring Carroll Griffin, and a newsletter.

Dates

  • 16 May 2006

Biographical / Historical

Carroll R. Griffin, Jr. was born 21 January 1928. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1950 as a regular officer. Griffin served six months in Korea during the Korean War with the 7th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He flew over 100 missions during the Korean War. Griffin served one year in Southeast Asia as the Assistant Base Commander for Bien Thuy Air Force Base from 1969 to 1970. Carroll Griffin retired from the United States Air Force in 1973 with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Griffin died in a light plane accident in Costa Rica, Central America on 10 July 2003.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D054.2; Photograph Collection; Newsletter Collection; Museum Objects
1
Photographs

VA045919 - VA045953: 35 photographs

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4
Museum Objects

632d Combat Support Group, RVN plaque
Semper Primus patch
7th Tactical Fighter Squadron patch
One unidentified patch (blue and yellow, with a rocket and a radar)

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1
Newsletters

Headhunter Headlines Vol. 16, Num. 62 (1 May 2006)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.2 ]]

Inventory

  • Letters written from Joan Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during the Korean War
  • Letters written from Joan Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during the Korean War
  • Letters written from Joan Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during the Korean War
  • Letters written from Joan Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during the Korean War
  • Letters written from Joan Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during the Korean War
  • Letters written from Joan Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during the Korean War
  • Letters written from Joan Griffin to her husband, Carroll R. Griffin during the Korean War
  • 80th Fighter Squadron, Headhunters, Korea yearbook (no date)
  • Page from May 1969 Alcalde (University of Texas publication) featuring Carroll Griffin
1
Photographs

VA045919 - VA045953: 35 photographs

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4
Museum Objects

632d Combat Support Group, RVN plaque
Semper Primus patch
7th Tactical Fighter Squadron patch
One unidentified patch (blue and yellow, with a rocket and a radar)

Click here to view all Museum Objects
1
Newsletters

Headhunter Headlines Vol. 16, Num. 62 (1 May 2006)

Click here to view all Newsletters

Pub Credit Line
17720000000, Carroll R. & Joan C. Griffin Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 16 May 2006 [Updated: 24 Jul 2006]