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Jim Brown Collection (1803) Finding Aid

Item Number: 18030000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Four scrapbooks containing a Task Force 117 yearbook (November 1967), newpaper and journal articles, photographs, correspondence, military publication, Chieu Hoi passes, mission nootes, Aouth Vietnamese paper money, and unit patches collected by jim Brown while serving in the US Navy in the Mekong Delta from January to August 1967. Brown also fimled two reels of Super 8 motion picuters.

Dates

  • 05 June 2006

Biographical / Historical

Jim Brown was born in 1946 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In 1964, Brown volunteered for the United States Navy, beginning four years of active duty, which was followed by 26 years in the reserves. Beginning in September 1966, Brown was shipped to Vietnam and attached to the River Assault Squadron 9, Division 91 Armored Troop Carrier (ATC) 91-7 as an Engineer Gunner. In October 1967, Brown was then transferred to the USS Cocopa (ATF 101) until November 1968. During this time, Brown was stationed in the Mekong Delta at Vung Tau, where he lived on LST with boats moored to a pontoon until April 1967, when his unit was moved to a barracks barge in Dong Tam Boat Basin in Rung Sat Special Zone. Beginning as an EN3 (E4), Brown was promoted to an E5 during his service in Vietnam and was involved in Operation Coronado I. He received the Service and Campaign Medals, the National Defense Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Bronze Star with Combat ^D'V^D>'. Once his service in Vietnam was finished, Brown was then transferred to the USS Cocopa (ATF 101) until his transfer to Japan. He then returned to the United States in Seattle, Washington where he was released from active duty and joined the reserves. Brown retired from the Naval Reserves in 1994 and is a member of the Mobile Riverine Force Association.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D054.4A; Museum Objects; Photograph Collection
1
Photographs

VA048210 - VA048416

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17
Museum Objects

Ninth Infantry Division patch (2 patches) (1803museum2444)
ATC (Armored Troop Carrier) Seven patch (2 patches) (1803museum2445)
South Vietnamese Marine Corps patch (1803museum2659)
Seventh Vietnamese Infantry Division patch (1803museum2660)
Tiger Battalion, Seventh Vietnamese Infantry Division patch (1803museum2661)
USS Askari patch (1803museum2662)
US Navy badge (1803museum2663)
US Army badge (1803museum2664)
USS Whitfield County badge (1803museum2665)
COMRIVRON Nine badge (1803museum2666)
10 dong coin (1803museum2667)
5 dong coin (2 coins) (1803museum2668)
Vung Tau NCO open mess coin (1803museum2669)
90th Replacement Battalion, Camp Alpha, NCO/EM club coin (1803museum2670)
Headquarters, Support Activity Saigon coin (1803museum2671)
Aluminum French indochina coin (1803museum2672)
Photo Album (1803museum2673)

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2
Moving Images

Vietnam #1 (1803VI2278)
Vietnam #2 (1803VI2279)

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  • Box 01: [01] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.4A ]]

Inventory

  • River Assault Force, Task Force 117 Yearbook (November 1967)
  • Article Excerpts
  • What Was A Woman Doing Out There (National Geographic, Feb 1966)
  • Water War in VInetma by Dickey Chapelle (National Geographic, Feb 1966)
  • SEALORDS by Commander Richard Schreadley (no date)
  • Battle: No Longer the Pay-off? by Stefan T. Possony (no date)
  • The Naval War in Vietnam, 1950-1970 by Commander Richard Schreadley (no date)
  • Civil Engineers, Seabees, and Bases in Vietnam by Captain Charles Merdinger (no date)
  • Doctors and Dentists, Nurse and Corpsmen in Vietnam by Commander F.O. McClendon (no Date)
  • River Patrol Relearned by Commander S.A. Swarztrauber (no date)
  • Vietnam... A New Type of War by MarcGeneste (US Naval Institute Proceedings May 1968)
  • Naval Advisor Vietnam by Captain Allen Slaff (US Naval Institute Proceedings April 1969)
  • The Mobile Riverine Force (Pictorial by Dan Dodd) (US Naval Institute Proceedings June 1969)
  • The Guerrilla and His World by Howard Simpson (US Naval Institute Proceedings August 1969)
  • How to Succeed in the Construction Business By Really Trying by Captin Richard Williams (US Naval Institute Proceedings September 1969)
  • Bloodless Weapon by Colonel Don Wyckoff (US Naval Institute Proceedings September 1969)
  • Stingray, '70 by Francis West (US Naval Institute Proceedings November 1969)
  • A Chain of Ships by Byron Whitehead and Edward Oliver (no date)
  • USS Repose by Robert Moeser and Richard Edwards (no date)
  • Navy Gunship Helicopters in the Mekong (Pictorial by Dan Dodd) (no date)
  • Prize Photography, 1969
  • New Developments (no date)
  • All Hands: The Bureau of Naval Personnel Career Publication
  • All Hands Nov 1966
  • All Hands April 1968
  • All Hands Dec 1969
  • All Hands Jan 1970
  • All Hands Oct 1971
  • Constitution of the United States of America (1965)
  • Handbook for US Forces in Vietnam (10 June 1966)
  • Landing Craft and Their Employment (Jan 1965)
  • The Navy in Vietnam (no date)
  • Geneva Convention. Relative Treatment of Prisoners of War (12 August 1949) Including 1954 Geneva Accord (Vietnam). Student Handout FAETUPAC Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (June 1965)
  • A Pocket Guide to Vietnam (1966)
  • The Face of Vietnam: The Land and the People
  • The Amphibian Vehicle in the Amphibious Assault
  • The Amphibious Training Command, US Pacific Fleet, General Information Bulletin, Coronado, California (1966)
  • Our measure of success
  • Orders for Jim Brown to report to Commander River Assault Squadron 9 (2 Jan 1967)
  • Guam: Crossroads of the Pacific (Vol. 9 Num.1) (6 Jan 1967)
  • Military Identification cards
  • Bronze Star citation
  • NAS Special Services All Hands Bulletin (6 Jan 1967)
  • MRF Command structure
  • Training for US River Assault Group Personnel Indoctrination for Local River Operations
  • USS Benewah (APB35) Plan of the Day (11 July 1967)
  • USS Benewah (APB35) Plan of the Day (14 July 1967)
  • Memorandum (26 June 1967)
  • Training Schedule, River Assault Division 91 (8 February 1967)
  • From the Commander, River Assault Flotilla One (Wade Wells) (no date)
  • From the Commander, River Assault Flotilla One (Wade Wells) (31 May 1967)
  • Scrapbook for the Fighting Men too Busy to Keep Their Own, Edition 1 (Ninth Infantry Division (no date))
  • Scrapbook for the Fighting Men too Busy to Keep Their Own, Edition 2 (Ninth Infantry Division (no date))
  • Scrapbook for the Fighting Men too Busy to Keep Their Own, Edition 3 (Ninth Infantry Division (no date))
  • US Naval Forces, Vietnam Newsletter (1 Dec 1966)
  • Amphibious Training Detachment, Mare Island, Vallejo, California
  • Standards of Conduct: Personal Conduct and Activities of US Personnel (14 June 1965)
  • Mao Tse Tung's Blueprint for World Revolution (April 1966)
  • Definition of Insurgency and Related Terms (30 Sept 1966)
  • Insurgency Stages as Described by Mao Tse Tung (25 May 1966)
  • Commander's Digest (23 July 1966)
  • Dictatorship
  • Marx's View of Religion and Morality (7 Feb 1966)
  • Marx and Engels View of the Family (7 Feb 1966)
  • Fundamental Proposition of the Communist manifesto (7 Feb 1966)
  • The Marxian Dialectic (8 Feb 1966)
  • Dialectical Marxism (14 March 1966)
  • The Final Steps in Marx's Dialectic (7 Feb 1966)
  • Concepts Basic to a Marxian Communist Dictatorship (7 Feb 1966)
  • Psychological Operations Terminology
  • Information Sheets for Counterinsurgency Students (27 Dec 1965)
  • Military Facts on Red China (13 Oct 1966)
  • The Lin Piao Document on Maoist Strategy
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Basic Beliefs of the Chinese Communist Party
  • Development of the Communist Party in China
  • Tentative Schedule of Events for MDMAF Personnel in Class 1-C
  • Course Schedule: Riverine Warfare Orientation
  • Course Schedule: Riverine Warfare Orientation
  • Course Schedule: Counterinsurgency / Slef Protection / SERE Course (11 Oct 1966)
  • Radio prowords list
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • MACV Command Information Pamphlet, Number 14-67: The Road to Democracy (April 1967)
  • MACV Command Information Pamphlet, Number 11-67: The Religions of Vietnam (April 1967)
  • MACV Phrasebook
  • Vietnamese Dong (20 Dong note, 50 Dong note, 100 Dong note (2), 5 Dong note)
  • Five (5) Chieu Hoi passes
  • USS Colleton postcard
  • Three (3) South Vietnamese cigarette packages
  • Chinese Yellow Egg Cookies card
  • Price list for items turned in by guerrillas to Chieu Hoi authorities
  • Leaflet in Vietnamese
  • Price list for documents and weapons
  • Two (2) South Vietnamese election posters
  • Correspondence (1967)
  • Caricature of Jim Brown
  • Jim Brown's Record of Missions (Jan - Aug 1967)
  • Geography of Vietnam
  • Article abour R. 'Padre' Johnson
  • YRBM-17 Aids Mobile Riverine Force (from COMSERVPAC Information Bulletin, (July 1968)
  • Hand drawn map of old French fort at Nha Be
  • Articles and Newspaper Clippings focusing mainly on Riverine Forces
1
Photographs

VA048210 - VA048416

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17
Museum Objects

Ninth Infantry Division patch (2 patches) (1803museum2444)
ATC (Armored Troop Carrier) Seven patch (2 patches) (1803museum2445)
South Vietnamese Marine Corps patch (1803museum2659)
Seventh Vietnamese Infantry Division patch (1803museum2660)
Tiger Battalion, Seventh Vietnamese Infantry Division patch (1803museum2661)
USS Askari patch (1803museum2662)
US Navy badge (1803museum2663)
US Army badge (1803museum2664)
USS Whitfield County badge (1803museum2665)
COMRIVRON Nine badge (1803museum2666)
10 dong coin (1803museum2667)
5 dong coin (2 coins) (1803museum2668)
Vung Tau NCO open mess coin (1803museum2669)
90th Replacement Battalion, Camp Alpha, NCO/EM club coin (1803museum2670)
Headquarters, Support Activity Saigon coin (1803museum2671)
Aluminum French indochina coin (1803museum2672)
Photo Album (1803museum2673)

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2
Moving Images

Vietnam #1 (1803VI2278)
Vietnam #2 (1803VI2279)

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Pub Credit Line
18030000000, Jim Brown Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 05 Jun 2006 [Updated: 05 Jan 2009]