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Michael O. Smith Collection (2165) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21650000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear feet of slides, negatives, and contact sheets document Michael O. Smith's service aboard the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, 1966-1967.

Dates

  • 12 January 2009

Biographical / Historical

Michael O'Halloran Smith was born on April 21, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. After birth, his family moved to Phoenix Arizona where he remained while growing up. Smith spent two years at Arizona State University before going to the Naval Academy in 1958. He received a Bachelor of Science in both Aeronautical Engineering and Naval Science. Smith volunteered for the Navy on June 30, 1958 and served for fourteen years until his discharge on June 30, 1972. During his service, he served as a rescue pilot aboard the USS Roosevelt in the Gulf of Tonkin from 1966-1967. While in Southeast Asia, Smith also served in Binh Tuy and Song Ong Doc. As a rescue pilot, he was a Lt JG and then progressed to the rank of 1Lt. Upon discharge from the Navy, Michael Smith had participated in 620 missions and retired at the rank of 1Lt.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
1
Location(s)
Photograph Collection, Slide Collection, Negative Collection
15
Photographs

VAN010110 - VAN010121: Negatives of helicopters and crew members of the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron-Two, HC-2, Detachment 42 aboard the USS ROOSEVELT during deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin, June 1966-February 1967
VA054185 - VA054186: Photographs on two contact sheets depicting the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron-Two, HC-2, Detachment 42 aboard the USS ROOSEVELT during deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin, June 1966-February 1967
VAN010110 - VAN010121

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6
Slides

VAS048307 - VAS048311: Slides of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, the USS Tolovana, and the USS Black refueling in the Tonkin Gulf, 12 September 1966
VAS048312: Slide of Lieutetant Michael O. Smith, U.S. Navy

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15
Photographs

VAN010110 - VAN010121: Negatives of helicopters and crew members of the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron-Two, HC-2, Detachment 42 aboard the USS ROOSEVELT during deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin, June 1966-February 1967
VA054185 - VA054186: Photographs on two contact sheets depicting the Helicopter Combat Support Squadron-Two, HC-2, Detachment 42 aboard the USS ROOSEVELT during deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin, June 1966-February 1967
VAN010110 - VAN010121

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6
Slides

VAS048307 - VAS048311: Slides of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, the USS Tolovana, and the USS Black refueling in the Tonkin Gulf, 12 September 1966
VAS048312: Slide of Lieutetant Michael O. Smith, U.S. Navy

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Pub Credit Line
21650000000, Michael O. Smith Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 12 Jan 2009 [Updated: 16 Jul 2019]