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George P. Morgan, Jr. Collection (2100) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21000000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Slides and memoir excerpts document George P. Morgan's service in Vietnam in the United States Navy as a supply adviser to a Vietnamese River Assault Group from May-August 1965, head of the Navy Exchange (PX) in Danang from August 1965 - May 1966, and working with the Naval Support Activity, Danang from March-May 1966.

Dates

  • 09 March 2010

Biographical / Historical

George P. Morgan, Jr. was born in 1940. He enlisted after college and served in the U.S. Navy as an officer from 1961-1990. He served in the Supply Corps. In 1965, Morgan took an assignment in Saigon in 1965. He was a noncombatant support/supply logistician in a war zone. From May-August 1965, he was assigned to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) and was a supply advisor to the Vietnamese River Assault Group. From August 1965-March 1966, Morgan worked in Danang where he ran the Navy Exchange (PX) for the Headquarters Support Activity (HSA), Saigon (in Danang). In 1966, the Army/Airforce Exchange Service took over all exchanges (PXs) in Vietnam, so Morgan was assigned to the Naval Support Activity, Danang, from March-May 1966. Later in his career, Morgan served aboard the USS Josephus Daniels in the South China Sea from February-August 1970 where he ran the supply department. He earned the Navy Commendation Medal for his service in this second tour. Following his retirement, Morgan taught school in Russia.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-M, Slide Collection
5
Slides

Section 1: Slide Tray 1: Slides 1-63: May 1965, Saigon (street scenes, Helo ride near Saigon, 5 Oceans BOQ in Colon, Saigon Zoo, more street scenes, Racetrack
in slide 61, LT Raymond "Doc" Ellis is the gentleman on the left. Taken in July or August 1965. He was killed in action while on patrol with the Vietnamese River Assault Group on 30 September 1965.) Box 1 (VAS062054-VAS062215)
Section 1: Slides 8, 9, 10 are of the My Canh Floating Restaurant prior to the bombing of May 1965 and after
Section 2: Slide Tray 1: Slides 65-90 (25 Slides): August 1965-May 1966, Danang (China Beach, Monkey Mountain, street scenes, Navy Exchange-Danang, Flying over Danang, more street scenes)
Section 3: Slide Tray 2: (73 slides) August 1965-May 1966, Danang (Beer and soda arriving during monsoon rains, Danang air base, USO show with Bob Hope, Trhip to Chu Lai, street scene Chu Lai, USO party Danang, General Westmoreland visit to Danang White Elephant HQ with VADM Whishler, Parade Danang, Monkey Mountain Base: Camp Ten Sha, Officers' Club Danang)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.7 ]]

Inventory

  • Slide descriptions and exerpts from the personal memoirs of George P. Morgan, Jr.
5
Slides

Section 1: Slide Tray 1: Slides 1-63: May 1965, Saigon (street scenes, Helo ride near Saigon, 5 Oceans BOQ in Colon, Saigon Zoo, more street scenes, Racetrack
in slide 61, LT Raymond "Doc" Ellis is the gentleman on the left. Taken in July or August 1965. He was killed in action while on patrol with the Vietnamese River Assault Group on 30 September 1965.) Box 1 (VAS062054-VAS062215)
Section 1: Slides 8, 9, 10 are of the My Canh Floating Restaurant prior to the bombing of May 1965 and after
Section 2: Slide Tray 1: Slides 65-90 (25 Slides): August 1965-May 1966, Danang (China Beach, Monkey Mountain, street scenes, Navy Exchange-Danang, Flying over Danang, more street scenes)
Section 3: Slide Tray 2: (73 slides) August 1965-May 1966, Danang (Beer and soda arriving during monsoon rains, Danang air base, USO show with Bob Hope, Trhip to Chu Lai, street scene Chu Lai, USO party Danang, General Westmoreland visit to Danang White Elephant HQ with VADM Whishler, Parade Danang, Monkey Mountain Base: Camp Ten Sha, Officers' Club Danang)

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Pub Credit Line
21000000000, George P. Morgan, Jr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 09 Mar 2010 [Updated: 11 Jul 2012]