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Lonnie M. Long Collection (2289) Finding Aid

Item Number: 22890000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately half a linear foot of slides, photographs, articles, and patch document Lonnie M. Long's service in Vietnam with the 3rd Radio Research Unit, Aviation Section of the United States Army, 1964-1965.

Dates

  • 18 February 2010

Biographical / Historical

Lonnie McDaniel Long Jr. was born on April 26, 1943 in High Point, North Carolina. He volunteered for the United States Army on August 30, 1962. Long was assigned to many units and military installations during his military career including Ft. Jackson, SC, August - October 1962, Ft. Devens, Mass, October 1962 - April 1963, Shu Lin Kou Air Station, Republic of China, 76th Special Operations Unit, April 1963 - August 1964, and 3rd Radio Research Unit, Aviation Section, Saigon, Da Nang, Hue/Phu Bai August 1964 - November 1965. He served as a Manual Morse Code Interceptor and in Vietnam help tracked VC and North Vietnam units from U6 Beavers and U8 twin engine Beachcraft airplanes using radio direction finding while flying at low levels. Long took part in the August 1965 mission that tracked the 325th North Vietnam Division to the Vietnam/Cambodia area 270 miles north of Saigon. This was the area in which the Battle of La Drang took place a few months later. During his service, Long received Air Medal five separate times. Long received an Honorable Discharge at the rank of E-5 on November 9, 1965. He is currently an active member of the Southeast Asia Army Security Agency Veterans Association.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.4
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-L; Photograph Collection; Artifacts Collection
1
Books

Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961 - 1973 by Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn, 2013

3
Photographs

VA057008-VA057021: Photos of different aircraft used during Vietnam
1 5x7 of Long
1 photo of aircraft flying

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1
Slides

192 slides of Lonnie M. Long service in Vietnam 1964-1965 Box 1 (VAS064541-VAS064736)

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3
Museum Objects

2289museum3524 - Patch- 3rd RRU Aviation Section
2289museum3525 -Patch - Davis Station
2289museum3531: Replica Patch-First Composite Radio Company, Fleet Marine Force

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.5 ]]

Inventory

  • Photocopy of 3 RRU DET. Patch
  • National Archives request for copy of letter from President Nixon to Prince Norodom Sihanouk.
  • Various of photocopied articles about air Intelligence missions in Vietnam
1
Books

Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961 - 1973 by Lonnie M. Long and Gary B. Blackburn, 2013

3
Photographs

VA057008-VA057021: Photos of different aircraft used during Vietnam
1 5x7 of Long
1 photo of aircraft flying

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Slides

192 slides of Lonnie M. Long service in Vietnam 1964-1965 Box 1 (VAS064541-VAS064736)

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3
Museum Objects

2289museum3524 - Patch- 3rd RRU Aviation Section
2289museum3525 -Patch - Davis Station
2289museum3531: Replica Patch-First Composite Radio Company, Fleet Marine Force

Click here to view all Museum Objects

Pub Credit Line
22890000000, Lonnie M. Long Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 18 Feb 2010 [Updated: 11 Dec 2013]