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Fred Salazar Collection (1742) Finding Aid

Item Number: 17420000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot of museum artifacts including an air pillow, an Americal Division wallet, a pair of Ho Chi Minh sandals, a knife, and excerpts from a diary document Fred Salazar's tour of duty in Vietnam, 1969-1970. The materials date from the war era.

Dates

  • 20 February 2007

Biographical / Historical

Fred Salazar was born in 1949 in Beeville, Texas. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1969 and served for six years, nine months of which were in Vietnam. He served as a E-2 infantryman with Company B, 4/3 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, from September 1969 to May of 1970. Salazar was stationed on San Juan Hill, Duc Pho, and Chu Lai. He was involved in the battle for Hill 285 on 3 January, 1970 and earned the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. Fred Salazar was honorably discharged as an E-4 infantryman in 1971.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.8
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.5; Museum Objects
4
Museum Objects

1742museum2915: Air pillow
1742museum2916: Ho Chi Minh sandals
1742museum2917: Kinfe with holder made from M-60 ammunition box, found by Fred Salazar in a bunker
1742museum2918 Americal Division wallet

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1
Oral History

OH0547 Interview with Fred Salazar

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.5 ]]

Inventory

  • Excerpts from Fred Salazar's diary 2 September, 1969 - 26 October, 1969
  • US Army Reception Station booklet from Fort Bliss, Texas
4
Museum Objects

1742museum2915: Air pillow
1742museum2916: Ho Chi Minh sandals
1742museum2917: Kinfe with holder made from M-60 ammunition box, found by Fred Salazar in a bunker
1742museum2918 Americal Division wallet

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1
Oral History

OH0547 Interview with Fred Salazar

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Pub Credit Line
17420000000, Fred Salazar Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 20 Feb 2007 [Updated: 02 Oct 2019]