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Ben G. Crosby Collection (1936) Finding Aid

Item Number: 19360000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot of photographs, a training manual on finding and destroying Viet Cong tunnels, operation reports from the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry and the the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry, document Ben G. Crosby's service in Vietnam. The materials date from the war era.

Dates

  • 07 March 2007

Biographical / Historical

Ben G. Crosby served in the 82nd Airborne, 1st Cavalry, 25th Infantry and the 101st Air Assault Division. Crosby commanded Battalions in Europe and the 101st Air Assault Division. He then served as an Operations Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry in Vietnam. Crosby then worked as a member of the Modern Volunteer Army. As part of the US Army Combat Developments Command, Wrote the Integrated Battlefield Control System that was utilized in the First Gulf war. Ben G. Crosby was also the Executive Officer of the 1st Regiment at the United States Military Academy. Crosby was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, four Bronze Stars and more than 25 other decorations from the United States and the Republic of Vietnam.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D057.1; RESTRICTED ACCESS; Photograph Collection
2
Photographs

VA050274 - VA050302: 33 Photographs document Viet Cong tunnel detection and destruction
VA050902 - VA050922: 21 Photographs of Crosby's work with Montagnard and Vietnamese refugees

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D057.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Operational report for the quarterly period ending 31 July, 1967
  • Operational report for the quarterly period ending 31 October, 1967
  • Operational report for the quarterly period ending 31 January, 1968
  • Operational report for the quarterly period ending 30 April, 1968
  • Combat Operation After Action Report
  • Standard Operational Procedures
  • "Hole Huntin'" training manual
  • After Action Report "The Battle of Tinh Phu", Quang Ngai Province, MR 1, MACV Advisory Team 17 (First page has been photocopied with personal information removed; Original is in Restricted Access)
  • Memorandum for Col. Ngo Van Loi, Chief of Quang Ngai Province, from H.B. Cushing, MR 1, MACV Advisory Team 17 (First page has been photocopied with personal information removed; Original is in Restricted Access)
2
Photographs

VA050274 - VA050302: 33 Photographs document Viet Cong tunnel detection and destruction
VA050902 - VA050922: 21 Photographs of Crosby's work with Montagnard and Vietnamese refugees

Click here to view all Photographs

Pub Credit Line
19360000000, Ben G. Crosby Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 07 Mar 2007 [Updated: 27 Apr 2007]