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William H. Jones Collection (2120) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21200000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

AH-1G Cobra pilot flight helmet and a cavalry hat document William Hayden (Pappy) Jones' service in Vietnam with F Troop, 4th Cavalry.

Dates

  • 15 July 2008

Biographical / Historical

William Hayden (Pappy) Jones was born on 29 January 1938 in Russellville, Arkansas. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956 and then in the United States Army in 1960. Jones went to Vietnam in 1967 and was assigned to MACV Headquarters. He went to Germany after his tour and then returned to Vietnam as a warrant officer with MACVSOG in 1969. From 1971-1972, Jones seved in Vietnam with F Troop, 4th Cavalry. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1977 and passed away on 12 September 2006.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
2
Pages
1
Location(s)
D101.7D, Museum Objects, Cold Storage Vault, Photograph Collection, Periodical Collection
1
Photographs

VA056178: John Spancer and William Hayden "Pappy" Jones

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1
Maps

Section 12, Drawer 5: Quang Tri Province

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4
Museum Objects

2120museum3265: 4th Cavalry hat
2120museum3266: AH-1G Cobra pilot flight helmet
2120museum3460: Crown Royal Box (See folder 1 for significance)
2120museum3461: T-Shirt, Centaur 59

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1
Electronic Media

2120EM0471: CD-Rom: Vietnam Helicopter History Interactive Multimedia CD-Rom

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1
Serials

Army Digest, January 1970

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.4 ]]

Inventory

  • Document outlining the events culminating in the nomination of William Jones for the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Unofficial Guide to Fort Rucker Uniited States Army Aviation Center & School, 1970
  • Centaur, F Troop (Air) 4th U.S. Cavalry, Vietnam 1971-1972 Unit History/yearbook
  • Significance of Crown Royal box (see museum objects)
1
Photographs

VA056178: John Spancer and William Hayden "Pappy" Jones

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1
Maps

Section 12, Drawer 5: Quang Tri Province

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4
Museum Objects

2120museum3265: 4th Cavalry hat
2120museum3266: AH-1G Cobra pilot flight helmet
2120museum3460: Crown Royal Box (See folder 1 for significance)
2120museum3461: T-Shirt, Centaur 59

Click here to view all Museum Objects
1
Electronic Media

2120EM0471: CD-Rom: Vietnam Helicopter History Interactive Multimedia CD-Rom

Click here to view all Electronic Media
1
Serials

Army Digest, January 1970

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Pub Credit Line
21200000000, William H. Jones Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 15 Jul 2008 [Updated: 28 Oct 2010]