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William Holmes, Jr. Collection (1315) Finding Aid

Item Number: 13150000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Slides, artifacts, correspondence, news clippings, orders, log sheets, R&R material, postcards, military payment certificates, Vietnamese dong, and maps document William Holmes Jr. service with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. The articles discus letters sent home, his career with the World Tennis Championship organization, and other miscellaneous information. The orders include Release from Active Duty and Permanent Change of Station orders dated, 1963-1965. The log is composed of three pages from Holmes' log sheet from his shift as the senior air director of the Direct Air support Center (DASC) for Marine Air Support Squadron for the Second Marine Air Wing in Da Nang on October 29-30, 1965. The R& R material includes the official guide book of the Hong Kong Hotels Association; stationary form the Hong Kong and Tokyo Hilton; Tokyo and Yokohama map and information; 2 postcards; and a fact sheet map about Hong Kong. Also included are the lyrics to song 'The Arrogance of Ignorance' written by Bill Holmes during Christmas 2002

Dates

  • 09 May 2007

Biographical / Historical

William B. Holmes, Jr. was a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam from May to December 1965.
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Finding Aid
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Location(s)
Slide Collection, D049.1D, D090.7E, D049.2D Museum Objects, Photograph Collection, Map Collection
1
Photographs

1 photograph VA036479

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1
Slides

VAS022100 - VAS022426

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1
Maps

1 maps. Sony present Tokyo Yokohama map and information.

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21
Museum Objects

Red Beret.
Green Beret.
Marine Corps travel bag.
Shrapnel.
Dog tags.
United States Marine Corps emblem.
belt buckle.
All-Marine Corps Golf Championship.
1964 lapel pin.
First Lieutenant insignia.
Second Lieutenant insignia.
Private First Class insignia.
Marine Corps Rifle Marksman Badge.
Marine Corps Pistol Expert Badge.
Cloth emblem of the South Vietnamese Marine Corps.
P-38 can openers (2).
Pants loop.
Navy Aviator wings.
Black armband.
printing plate for William Holmes' Marine Corps business cards.
Polishing device for brass buttons.

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D048.6]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D049.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Correspondence from Lt. William B. Holmes February 16, 1965-September 10, 1965
  • Photocopy of newspaper article WCT Finals tickets' sales approach sellout (undated) (2 copies)
  • Photocopy of newspaper article Former UT coach founded track carnival: Littlefield plans to attend Relays (March 27, 1977)
  • Photocopy of Dallas Times Herald newspaper article Sherlock found right road (July 18, 1975)
  • Photocopy of newspaper article Viet Dust, Wind Reminds Plains Officer of Home (undated) (2 copies)
  • Photocopy of newspaper article WCT dinner/dance benefits charity (undated) (2 copies)
  • Photocopy of Dallas Times Herald newspaper article Connors, Stocton have eyes on Dallas (March 31, 1977)
  • Newspaper article WCT Finals tickets' sales approach sellout (undated)
  • Newspaper article Former UT coach founded track carnival: Littlefield plans to attend Relays (March 27, 1977)
  • Dallas Times Herald newspaper article Sherlock found right road (July 10, 1975)
  • Newspaper article It's Hot, Too: Viet Dust, Wind Reminds Plains Officer of Home (undated) (3 copies)
  • Dallas Times Herald newspaper article WCT dinner/dance venefits charity (undated) (2 copies)
  • Photocopy of log and explanation from the Direct Air Support Center (DASC) , Da Nang, Vietnam dated 29-30 October 65 (original in restricted file)
  • Photocopy of change of Station orders dated June 14, 1963 assigning Lt. Holmes to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (original in restricted file)
  • Photocopy of permanent change of station and release from active duty orders issued to Lt. Holmes on September 9, 1965 with two endorsements (original in restricted file)
  • Photocopy of orders releasing Lt. Holmes from active duty effective December 6, 1965, orders dated November 30, 1965 (original in restricted file)
  • Photocopy of orders modifying Lt. Holmes release from active duty, orders dated December 1, 1965 (original in restricted file)
  • Official guidebook of the Hon Kong Hotels Association
  • Notepaper from the Hong Kong Hilton (2 pieces)
  • Postcard from the Hong Kong Hilton addressed to Bill Holmes
  • Portion of postcard showing the scene of Hong Kong Central Area Banking Center
  • Fact sheet about Hong Kong issued by the Hong Kong Governemnt Information Services
  • Four Military payment certificates (3 for 25 cents, 1 for 5 cents)
  • Five Dong note
  • Pad of paper from the Tokyo Hilton
  • Map of subways in Tokyo
  • Notes regarding trips to Hong Kong and Tokyo (originals in restricted file)
  • Oversized Map. Sony present Tokyo Yokohama map and information.
1
Photographs

1 photograph VA036479

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1
Slides

VAS022100 - VAS022426

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1
Maps

1 maps. Sony present Tokyo Yokohama map and information.

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21
Museum Objects

Red Beret.
Green Beret.
Marine Corps travel bag.
Shrapnel.
Dog tags.
United States Marine Corps emblem.
belt buckle.
All-Marine Corps Golf Championship.
1964 lapel pin.
First Lieutenant insignia.
Second Lieutenant insignia.
Private First Class insignia.
Marine Corps Rifle Marksman Badge.
Marine Corps Pistol Expert Badge.
Cloth emblem of the South Vietnamese Marine Corps.
P-38 can openers (2).
Pants loop.
Navy Aviator wings.
Black armband.
printing plate for William Holmes' Marine Corps business cards.
Polishing device for brass buttons.

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Pub Credit Line
13150000000, William Holmes, Jr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 09 May 2007 [Updated: 09 May 2007]