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Elihu Carranza Collection (2104) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21040000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Four CD-ROMs contain photographs from Elihu Carranza's service in the Vietnam War in 1966-1967 with Company C, 7th Motor Transportation Battalion, United States Marine Corps. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of a page from the 4 January 1967 edition of Sea Tiger, a publication of III Marine Amphibious Force, containing a picture of Carranza. The collection also includes three sketches drawn by Carranza which depict children in Vietnam, a ship, and a logo for 'Company C' which are all signed by the artist.

Dates

  • 16 June 2008

Biographical / Historical

Elihu Carranza was born July 12, 1947. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp on April 5, 1965. He served with C Company of the 7th Motor Transportation Battalion of the 1st Marine Division. He also served with the 2nd Force Recon at Camp Lyone, North California. During his tour in Vietnam he obtained the grade of E-4 and while with the 2nd Force Recond he earned the grade of E-5 (California). Carranza was stationed throughout I-Corps region in Vietnam from Chu Lai to Dong Ha. He was involved in all major combat operations from 1966 to March of 1967. While serving, Carranza received multiple awards including the Combat Service, Vietnam Service, and Good Conduct award. He was honorably discharged from the Marines in 1969 at the grade of E-5. After his discharge, he entered college and obtained degrees from the following: Stanford University (1973), Columbia University (1978), Westminster Theology Seminary (1989). To this day Carranza does not belong to any Veteran Associations.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.2
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-D57.5B, D204.6D; Cold Storage Vault
1
Photographs

4 photographs of C Company, 7th Motor Transportation Battalion sign and trucks

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3
Museum Objects

2104museum4595- Sketch labeled Sketch for C Company sign 1966 signed by the artist
2104museum4596-Sketch labeled Roasdside Children in Vietnam 1966 signed by the artist
2104museum4597- Sketch labeled Sketch of Ship Transport 1966 signed by the artist

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2
Electronic Media

2104EM0406 - 0408
CD-ROMs containing images of the 7th Motor Transport, C Company USMC from 1966-67

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D057.5 ]]

Inventory

  • Photocopy of a page from the 4 January 1967 edition of Sea Tiger, a publication of III Marine Amphibious Force, containing a picture of Carranza.
  • The Making of C Company Sign 7th Motor Transportation Battalion, 1st Marine Division
1
Photographs

4 photographs of C Company, 7th Motor Transportation Battalion sign and trucks

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3
Museum Objects

2104museum4595- Sketch labeled Sketch for C Company sign 1966 signed by the artist
2104museum4596-Sketch labeled Roasdside Children in Vietnam 1966 signed by the artist
2104museum4597- Sketch labeled Sketch of Ship Transport 1966 signed by the artist

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2
Electronic Media

2104EM0406 - 0408
CD-ROMs containing images of the 7th Motor Transport, C Company USMC from 1966-67

Click here to view all Electronic Media

Pub Credit Line
21040000000, Elihu Carranza Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 16 Jun 2008 [Updated: 07 Nov 2014]