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Bertram G. Leach Collection (1984) Finding Aid

Item Number: 19840000000

Scope and Contents

Less than one-quarter of a linear foot contains the Monthly Officer Roster for December 1967 for the 13th Combat Aviation Battallion, and a personal memoir of his Vietnam tour written by Bertram Leach.


  • 15 November 2007

Biographical / Historical

Bertram Leach was born in Detroit Lakes MN. on 18 November 1929. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1952. Mr. Leach served with the 93rd Transportation Company from May 1962-April 1963, the 336th Assault Helicopter and 21st ARVN Infantry Division from February 1967-June 1967, the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion (Delta) HQ from June-July 1967. For the rest of his tour, July 1967-January 1968, he served as the Airfield Commander for Can Tho Airbase and Commanding Officer for the 356th Aviation Operating Detachment. While in Vietnam he served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Operations Officer for the 93rd Transportation Company, a pilot as the Delta Battalion Liason Officer to 21st ARVN Division, and as S-4 (Staff Officer for Logistics) in the 13th CAB (Delta). Bertram Leach recieved a Bronze Star and eleven Air Medals for his actions in Vietnam. Mr. Leach retired form the United States Army in 1972 as a Lt. Colonel.
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
Individual Collections-L
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.5 ]]


  • Monthly Officer Roster for the 13th Combat Aviation (Delta) Battalion from December 1967
  • Bertram Leach's Personal Memoir - Viet Nam 1962-63, 93rd Transport (Light Cargo Helicopter), "The Soc Trang Tigers"
  • Bertram Leach's Personal Memoir - Vietnam January 1967-January 1968 with the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion (Delta)

Pub Credit Line
19840000000, Bertram G. Leach Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 15 Nov 2007 [Updated: 27 Mar 2019]