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Michael J. Allums Collection (2283) Finding Aid

Item Number: 22830000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than half a linear foot of Screaming Eagle newspaper excerpts, a war trophy firearm registration form, and a short-timer's drawing document Michael J. (Mickey) Allums' service in Vietnam with Tiger Force, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry in 1967.

Dates

  • 23 February 2010

Biographical / Historical

Michael J. Allums was born in 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida. He volunteered in 1965 for the United States Army and did a total of twenty years of service with fifteen months in Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he was assigned to several units including: HHD 9th Aviation Battalion Pathfinder Detachment, 9th Infantry Division from January to May 1967; Tiger Force, HHC, S-2, 1/327th Airborne Infantry, 1st Brigade, and 101st Airborne Division, May 1967 to January 1968, HHC 1/327 4.2 Mortar Platoon. During his assignment with HHC 1/327 he witnessed the bombing on FSB Birmingham by Marine Corp pilots which killed seven Americans. Allums also participated in Tet I and Tet II and both counteroffensives. He received the Combat Infantry Badge and Army Commendation for his service in Vietnam. In 1992, he retired at the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.7E, D054.1 Oversize Individual Collections, Photograph Collection, Newspaper Collection, D165.1 Video Overflow
4
Photographs

4 11x14 black and white photos
VA062242-VA062243:2 5x7 black and white photos
VA062244-VA062254:11 photos of a soldier scuplture by PFC DeWitt, A Company, 17th Engineering Battalion, 2nd Armoured Division, 12th Engineering Batallion, at US Army Anderson Barracks Dexheim, Germany
VA067347-VA067350

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1
Moving Images

2283VI3108: 3/4" U-Matic Betamax tape: The Community of Winners (See Box 1, Folder 3 for description of Allums' role in the production of this film)

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7
Serials

Ausburg Scene, 17 November 1988
Hanau Herald: 8 October 1987-8 June 1989
1 November 1990-15 November 1990
Medcom Examiner: November/December 1988
Spearhead: April 1989
The Stars and Stripes, 4-5 July 1987
8 January 1989

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.7E ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1: Oversized Individual Collections ]]

Inventory

  • Copy of a war trophy firearm registration form
  • Short-timer's drawing
  • Allums' letters of appreciation, certifications, and orders
  • Program: 24th Infantry Division (Mech) and Fort Stewart Monthly Saturday Review, 29 February 1992 (includes recognition of Allums on his retirement)
  • newspaper clipping showing the finished John Henry statue (see photos of statue under construction)
  • Letter of recognition, and hand written note regarding Allums role in the production of "The Community of Winners" (see Media record 2283VI3108)
  • Report: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Operational Report, Lessons Learned, HQ 9th Infantry Division, Period 1 February 1966-31 January 1967
  • Report: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Operational Report, Lessons Learned, HQ 9th Infantry Division, Period ending 30 April 1967
  • Report: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Operational Report, Lessons Learned, HQ 9th Infantry Division, for Quarterly Period ending 31 July 1967
  • Report: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Operational Report, Lessons Learned, HQ 9th Infantry Division, for Quarterly Period ending 31 October 1967
  • Report: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Operational Report, Lessons Learned, HQ 9th Infantry Division, for Period ending 31 January 1968
  • Report: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Senior Officer's Debriefing Report by Major General George C. O'Connor, 14 March 1968
  • Report: Defense Documentation Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Combat After Action Report-Battle of Doi Ma Creek, 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, Period 9-11 April 1967
  • The Screaming Eagle Vol 1, No 7 November 1, 1967
  • The Screaming Eagle Vol 1, No 15 December 25, 1967
  • The Screaming Eagle Vol 2, No 1 January 3, 1968
  • US Army Engineer School Diploma
  • Laminated Airborne Song lyrics: Gory, Gory
  • Excerpt from the Killeen Daily Herald, 25 September 1983
  • Excerpt from the Fort Hood Sentinel, 12 January 1984
  • Mock up copy of the Hanau Herald, 22 October 1987 edition, see Periodicals for complete, printed copy
4
Photographs

4 11x14 black and white photos
VA062242-VA062243:2 5x7 black and white photos
VA062244-VA062254:11 photos of a soldier scuplture by PFC DeWitt, A Company, 17th Engineering Battalion, 2nd Armoured Division, 12th Engineering Batallion, at US Army Anderson Barracks Dexheim, Germany
VA067347-VA067350

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1
Moving Images

2283VI3108: 3/4" U-Matic Betamax tape: The Community of Winners (See Box 1, Folder 3 for description of Allums' role in the production of this film)

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7
Serials

Ausburg Scene, 17 November 1988
Hanau Herald: 8 October 1987-8 June 1989
1 November 1990-15 November 1990
Medcom Examiner: November/December 1988
Spearhead: April 1989
The Stars and Stripes, 4-5 July 1987
8 January 1989

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Pub Credit Line
22830000000, Michael J. Allums Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 23 Feb 2010 [Updated: 22 May 2013]