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Kurt Priessman Collection (2085) Finding Aid

Item Number: 20850000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot contains CD and photocopies of military documents discuss Agent Orange use in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

Dates

  • 24 June 2008

Biographical / Historical

Kurt Priessman was born on 31 January 1952. He volunteered for the United States Air Force in 1970. He served for a total of 20 years, 15 days of which 2 years were spent in Thailand. Mr. Priessman was assigned to the 635th SPS/K9 unit in U-Tapao RTNB in Thailand, the 388th SPS/K9 at Korat, Thailand and th4e 824th SPS/K9 at Kadena AFB on Okinawa. He served as a Military working dog handler and an Air Operations Specialist. Mr. Priessman held the ranks of A1C, sergeant, and Staff Sergeant while in Southeast Asia. He was involved with Operation Linebacker II and a sapper attack on U-Tapao RTNAB on 10 January 1972. Mr Priessman recieved the following awards for his service in Southeast Asia: Air Force Outstanding Unit award with Valor and Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Airforce Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, the Air force Longevity Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Mr Preissman retired from the Air Force on 31 July 1990 at the rank of Master Sergeant.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-P
1
Electronic Media

2085EM0410: Information on the use of Agent Orange in Thailand during the Vietnam War

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.7 ]]

Inventory

1
Electronic Media

2085EM0410: Information on the use of Agent Orange in Thailand during the Vietnam War

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Pub Credit Line
20850000000, Kurt Priessman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 24 Jun 2008 [Updated: 30 Jan 2009]