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Nicholas Carbone Collection (2196) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21960000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately half a linear foot of slides and documents donated by Nick Carbone. The slides were taken by Carbone and show Saigon, the Saigon River, and riverine operations. The documents include a personal narrative of Carbone's service as a Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer (NILO) in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and a report titled 'USS Hancock CVA-19 - Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind: The Evacuation of Phnom Penh and Saigon' by Commander Nick Carbone, USN (Ret.) as told to Mandy Smith.

Dates

  • 01 October 2009

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Carbone is a retired Commander of the US Navy. He spent a year in Vietnam between 1969 and 1970. He was first assigned to the Phoenix Program, but then was reassigned to Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer (NILO) at Lam Son on the Saigon River. Carbone remained there for the rest of his tour. Carbone worked with the South Vietnamese, and had training in their language. His job was to provide intelligence support to Riverine forces, and did so through a variety of methods to inform US forces of VC and NVA movements. Carbone was never in any major military engagement, but did accompany units on night ambushes, as well as day time operations, periodically. He also went on many reconnaissance missions.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.7; Artifact Collection; Slide Collection
1
Slides

141 Slides showing images of Saigon, the Saigon River, and riverine forces

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1
Museum Objects

2196museum3529- Viet Cong Red Devil Boody Trap Grenade

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.7D ]]

Inventory

  • Personal Narrative re: service as a Naval Intellingence Liason Officer (NILO) in Vietnam from May 1969 to May 1970. (First page in Restricted Access) -
  • USS Hancock CVA-19 - Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind: The Evacuation of Phnom Penh and Saigon by Commander Nick Carbone, USN (Ret.) as told to Mandy Smith
1
Slides

141 Slides showing images of Saigon, the Saigon River, and riverine forces

Click here to view all Slides
1
Museum Objects

2196museum3529- Viet Cong Red Devil Boody Trap Grenade

Click here to view all Museum Objects

Pub Credit Line
21960000000, Nicholas Carbone Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 01 Oct 2009 [Updated: 29 Jan 2016]