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Bob Gorde Collection (2134) Finding Aid

Item Number: 21340000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately one linear foot of artifacts, photographs, military administrative documents, and correspondence document Bob Gorde's service in the United States Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam War. The military administrative documents include copies of United States Air Force Accident/Incident Reports.

Dates

  • 05 April 2010

Biographical / Historical

Robert C. Gorde was born 18 May 1948 in Philadelphia, PA. He entered the U.S. Air Force in June 1967. He served a total of 3 years and 4 months in the USAF, and spent 1969-1970 in Thailand. While there, Gorde was assigned to 635 CS6, HQ 7/13 AF, and 1985 Comm SQ at U-TAPAO Royal Thai Naval Airfield and Udorn AFB. He worked as a clerk, classified safe room courier, and squadron clerk. Udorn AFB was the Asian supply HQ for Air America, as well as Lao Ops, Black Ops, and Special Services for operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, North Vietnam, and Southern China. Gorde was an Airman First Class during his time in Thailand. He was involved in friendly fire incidents and the Battle of Plain De Jars. Gorde was discharged in 1970. Following his military service, he married, attended college, and worked. He is a member of DAV.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D060.4, Photograph Collection, Newsletter Collection, Museum Object Collection
3
Photographs

69 photos document Gorde's service in the USAF in Thailand
VA067722: 1 oversize photo of Gorde's basic training flight at Lackland AFB, July 1967, Squadron 3709 Flight 0727
VA064361 - VA064428

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18
Museum Objects

2134museum3614: Air Force Good Conduct Medal (2) one with ribbon bar
2134museum3615: National Defense Medal and Ribbon Bar (2)
2134museum3616: National Defense Medal, miniature size
2134museum3617: Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Ribbon Bar (2)
2134museum3618: Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with 1960 Device
2134museum3619: Ribbon bar with Air Force Good Conduct, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with 1960 Device ribbons displayed
2134museum3620: Ribbon bar with Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and National Defense Medal ribbons displayed
2134museum3621: Unattached Bronze Service Star for one of the medals
2134museum3622: "Oddball" name tag
2134museum3623: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood pin
2134museum3624: Thailand, Laos, Combodia Brotherhood patch
2134museum3625: Hindu pin
2134museum3626: Hindu decorated cigarette lighter
2134museum3627: cuff links (3)
2134museum3628: Jewish Holy Scriptures (2)
2134museum3629: Brass beer mug from Udorn, Thailand
2134museum3630: Tropical Combat Coat
2134museum3631: United States Flag

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1
Newsletters

Mekong Express Mail, September 2006

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D060.4 ]]

Inventory

  • Preservice documents
  • Legal name change
  • Marriage licenses
  • Article about Gorde's rank in USAF
  • U.S. Passport
  • Selective Service Registration Card
  • Training records
  • Service Records and Performance reports
  • USAF accident report B-52D aircraft explosion, 19 July 1969
  • Educational Services Program application and allowances
  • Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood Membership inf
  • Website article "Lima Site 85"
3
Photographs

69 photos document Gorde's service in the USAF in Thailand
VA067722: 1 oversize photo of Gorde's basic training flight at Lackland AFB, July 1967, Squadron 3709 Flight 0727
VA064361 - VA064428

Click here to view all Photographs
18
Museum Objects

2134museum3614: Air Force Good Conduct Medal (2) one with ribbon bar
2134museum3615: National Defense Medal and Ribbon Bar (2)
2134museum3616: National Defense Medal, miniature size
2134museum3617: Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Ribbon Bar (2)
2134museum3618: Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with 1960 Device
2134museum3619: Ribbon bar with Air Force Good Conduct, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with 1960 Device ribbons displayed
2134museum3620: Ribbon bar with Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and National Defense Medal ribbons displayed
2134museum3621: Unattached Bronze Service Star for one of the medals
2134museum3622: "Oddball" name tag
2134museum3623: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood pin
2134museum3624: Thailand, Laos, Combodia Brotherhood patch
2134museum3625: Hindu pin
2134museum3626: Hindu decorated cigarette lighter
2134museum3627: cuff links (3)
2134museum3628: Jewish Holy Scriptures (2)
2134museum3629: Brass beer mug from Udorn, Thailand
2134museum3630: Tropical Combat Coat
2134museum3631: United States Flag

Click here to view all Museum Objects
1
Newsletters

Mekong Express Mail, September 2006

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Pub Credit Line
21340000000, Bob Gorde Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 05 Apr 2010 [Updated: 11 Jun 2013]