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Jerry Staples Collection (2133) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21330000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than a linear foot of film, Viet Cong propaganda leaflets, and a log book document Jerry Staples' service in River Division 593, Operation Sling Shot, 1968-1969.

Dates

  • 12 November 2008

Biographical / Historical

Jerry Staples was born in Marceline, Missouri in 1937. He volunteered for the United States Navy in 1955. He was in it for 20 years and 2 of the years were spent in Southeast Asia. He served in the MACV from 1964-1965 as a Junk Force Adivisor. He also served in the River Division 593 from 1968- 1969 as a Boat Captain- Patrol Officer. While in souteast asia he was stationed in An Thoi and the Mekong Delta. While there he participated in Operations Slingshot. He won; 2 Bronze Stars, A Combat Action Ribbon, 8 Vietnam Service Stars. Staples now is a member of the Gamewardens of Vietnam. After his service he worked for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.4
Pages
1
Location(s)
Cold Storage Vault, D083.5
2
Moving Images

2133VI2573 - 16 mm film - U.S. Navy's Patrol Boat Armada Beats VC in River Clash, South Vietnam, 25 November 1969
2133VI2574 - 16 mm film - Vietnamese Junk Force with United States Navy Advisors, 1964

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  • Box 01: [01] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D083.5 ]]
  • 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D083.5 ]]

Inventory

  • Viet Cong Propaganda leaflets, Staple's log book during his service in River division 593
2
Moving Images

2133VI2573 - 16 mm film - U.S. Navy's Patrol Boat Armada Beats VC in River Clash, South Vietnam, 25 November 1969
2133VI2574 - 16 mm film - Vietnamese Junk Force with United States Navy Advisors, 1964

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Pub Credit Line
21330000000, Jerry Staples Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 12 Nov 2008 [Updated: 06 Jan 2010]