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Lee Livingston Collection (2212) Finding Aid

Item Number: 22120000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately one linear foot of slides, CDs and a DVD, articles, email correspondence, and a newsletter document Lee Livingston's service with the 41st Civil Affairs Company Team 6, 1966-1967.

Dates

  • 12 April 2010

Biographical / Historical

Lee Livingston was born in March 1943 at San Francisco, California. He went through Army ROTC training while a student at the University of Colorado. Therefore he volunteered for service and was commissioned into the Army in March 1966. He attended Infantry School, Intelligence School, and Civil Affairs School in 1966. Livingston then served with the 41st Civil Affairs Company, Civil Affairs Team 6, from October 1966-October 1967, and the Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington D.C., as a Counter Intelligence Officer, from November 1967-July 1970. Of his 4.5 years of service, he spent one year in Vietnam, stationed at An Khe. While in Vietnam, he was promoted from the rank of 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant. Livingston received the Bronze Star and the Presidential Unit Citation. He was discharged in July 1970 with the rank of Captain. Following his service in the Army, Livingston worked as a civilian for the Department of Defense, in and around the Pentagon, for 34 years. He is a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D056.4G, 160.1 Video Overflow, 160.2 Audio Overflow, Map Collection, Newsletter Collection, Slides Collection, Photograph Collection, Museum Object Collection, Cold Storage Vault
5
Photographs

VA067723-VA067726 and VA067734: 5 photos of areas where Montagnard villages were to be built, December 1966
1 roll of printed film of Highway 19 from An Khe to Pleiku

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246
Slides

246 slides of Saigon, Posts in Vietnam, Montangards, Misc. (VAS066189-VAS066435)

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3
Maps

Section 12, Drawer 2: An Tuc, Sheet 6736 IV, 1:50,000 scale (2 copies) (See folder 3)
Section 12, Drawer 2: Kannack, Sheet 6737 III, 1:50,000 scale (See folder 3)
Section 12, Drawer 2: Rand McNally Official Map of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

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8
Museum Objects

2212museum3728: Black Shirts (2)
2212museum3729: Black shorts
2212museum3731: Black Trousers
2212museum3730: Canteen
2212museum3732: Montagnard Knife
2212museum3733: North Vietnamese Dress Shirt
2212museum3734: Rucksack
2212museum3735: United States Army Vietnam Patch

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2
Electronic Media

2212EM0478: CD-R: 41st Civil Affairs Company History (See folder 2)
2212EM0479: CD-R: Powerpoint Presentation with slides from Lee Livingstons' Vietnam Service with the 41st Civil Affairs Company Team 6, 1966-1967

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1
Moving Images

2212VI2938: DVD-R: Copy of Film Footage of Civil Affairs Projects in An Khe, 1967 (Original Film is at the National Archives) (See folder 2, 6)

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27
Audio

2212AU2484: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 27 December 1966
2212AU2485: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 2 January 1967
2212AU2486: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 15 January 1967
2212AU2487: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, Tape 4, unknown date, 1967
2212AU2488: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 29 January 1967
2212AU2489: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 30 January 1967
2212AU2490: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, # 7, postmarked 21 February 1967
2212AU2491: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, #8, postmarked 13 February 1967
2212AU2492: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 6 March 1967
2212AU2493: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 13 March 1967
2212AU2494: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 24 March 1967
2212AU2495: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 27 March 1967
2212AU2496: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 5 April 1967
2212AU2497: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 11 April 1967
2212AU2498: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, # 14, postmarked early-mid May 1967
2212AU2499: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, # 15, postmarked 29 May 1967
2212AU2500: Magnetic Tape: in an envelope postmarked 29 May 1967
2212AU2501: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 9 June 1967
2212AU2502: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 20 June 1967
2212AU2503: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 11 July 1967
2212AU2504: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 19 July 1967
2212AU2505: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 2 August 1967
2212AU2506: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 9 August 1967
2212AU2507: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 16 August 1967
2212AU2508: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 27 August 1967
2212AU2509: Magnetic Tape: Last audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 19 September 1967
2212AU2510: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, in a plain envelope, possibly labeled Lee's last tape, date unknown

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1
Newsletters

Walking Point, January 2008 (See folder 4)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D056.4G ]]

Inventory

  • Letters sent by Livingston to his parents, dated 7 October 1966-27 February 1967
  • Photocopied article from The Typhoon, July 1968, entitled 41st Civil Affairs Company - gives a general description of civil affairs activities. Note the photo of the medic Maurice Huber checking teeth, Team #6. And the bridge under construction is seen in some detail on the DVD National Archive film (see Moving Images), and this article also appears on the CD 41st CA History, US Archives (See CD-Rom)
  • Photocopy of newspaper article "Village Expands with 1st Cav Aid," probably from Stars and Stripes, Summer 1967
  • Annual Supplement History, January-December 1968, 41st Civil Affairs Company, Nha Trang, RVN - Annual Company Report
  • Digital copy of Memorandum for Record: Subject: Historical Project, Army Civil Affairs Operations in Southeast Asia, Jeffery J. Clarke, DAMO-ODS, 25 January 1974: A summary of civil affairs activities throughout Vietnam written just prior to the army shipping all civil affairs papers to the National Archives.
  • Draft Release 92-8, this is a press release whose actual fate is unknown
  • VA #6 41st Civil Affairs Company, Civil Affairs Estimate No. , Reference: An Tuc Sheet, 1/50,000, sheet 6736 IV and Kannack sheet, 1/50,000 sheet 3737 III (See Maps): a report on how 41st CA Company would help the native Montagnards, Refugees and other Civilians, dated 1 September 1967
  • Correspondence associated with the newsletter "Walking Point" January 2008, emails from the commander and troopers who were together one bad night on a beach, in October (See Newsletters)
  • Correspondence, three emails, April 2002, between Livingston and Peter Wilson. Wilson, was a New Zealand Red Cross worker in An Khe in the early 1970s. These emails provide background and changes in An Khe in the early 1970s. The emails provide background and changes in An Khe between 1966 and 1972. Descriptions can be matched with the slides (See slides)
  • Safe Conduct Pass
  • Drawings made by Montagnard youths
  • Vietnamese currency: 100 Mot Tram Dong (2), Cent (100) Francs, 500 Nam Tram Dong, 5 Nam Dong (2), 10 Muoi Dong, 50 Nam Muoi Dong
  • Notes on 10 audio letters Livingston's mother made while listening to the letters (See audio records 2212AU2484-2493)
  • Sequence of Key Events for the Film Footage of Civil Affairs Projects in An Khe, 1967 2212VI2938
  • Note with magnetic tape # 15 from 29 May 1967
  • Stamps enclosed with tape postmarked 24 March 1967
5
Photographs

VA067723-VA067726 and VA067734: 5 photos of areas where Montagnard villages were to be built, December 1966
1 roll of printed film of Highway 19 from An Khe to Pleiku

Click here to view all Photographs
246
Slides

246 slides of Saigon, Posts in Vietnam, Montangards, Misc. (VAS066189-VAS066435)

Click here to view all Slides
3
Maps

Section 12, Drawer 2: An Tuc, Sheet 6736 IV, 1:50,000 scale (2 copies) (See folder 3)
Section 12, Drawer 2: Kannack, Sheet 6737 III, 1:50,000 scale (See folder 3)
Section 12, Drawer 2: Rand McNally Official Map of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

Click here to view all Maps
8
Museum Objects

2212museum3728: Black Shirts (2)
2212museum3729: Black shorts
2212museum3731: Black Trousers
2212museum3730: Canteen
2212museum3732: Montagnard Knife
2212museum3733: North Vietnamese Dress Shirt
2212museum3734: Rucksack
2212museum3735: United States Army Vietnam Patch

Click here to view all Museum Objects
2
Electronic Media

2212EM0478: CD-R: 41st Civil Affairs Company History (See folder 2)
2212EM0479: CD-R: Powerpoint Presentation with slides from Lee Livingstons' Vietnam Service with the 41st Civil Affairs Company Team 6, 1966-1967

Click here to view all Electronic Media
1
Moving Images

2212VI2938: DVD-R: Copy of Film Footage of Civil Affairs Projects in An Khe, 1967 (Original Film is at the National Archives) (See folder 2, 6)

Click here to view all Moving Images
27
Audio

2212AU2484: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 27 December 1966
2212AU2485: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 2 January 1967
2212AU2486: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 15 January 1967
2212AU2487: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, Tape 4, unknown date, 1967
2212AU2488: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 29 January 1967
2212AU2489: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 30 January 1967
2212AU2490: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, # 7, postmarked 21 February 1967
2212AU2491: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, #8, postmarked 13 February 1967
2212AU2492: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 6 March 1967
2212AU2493: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 13 March 1967
2212AU2494: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 24 March 1967
2212AU2495: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 27 March 1967
2212AU2496: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, dated 5 April 1967
2212AU2497: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 11 April 1967
2212AU2498: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, # 14, postmarked early-mid May 1967
2212AU2499: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, # 15, postmarked 29 May 1967
2212AU2500: Magnetic Tape: in an envelope postmarked 29 May 1967
2212AU2501: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 9 June 1967
2212AU2502: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 20 June 1967
2212AU2503: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 11 July 1967
2212AU2504: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 19 July 1967
2212AU2505: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 2 August 1967
2212AU2506: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 9 August 1967
2212AU2507: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 16 August 1967
2212AU2508: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 27 August 1967
2212AU2509: Magnetic Tape: Last audio letter from Livingston to his parents, postmarked 19 September 1967
2212AU2510: Magnetic Tape: Audio letter from Livingston to his parents, in a plain envelope, possibly labeled Lee's last tape, date unknown

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1
Newsletters

Walking Point, January 2008 (See folder 4)

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Pub Credit Line
22120000000, Lee Livingston Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 12 Apr 2010 [Updated: 05 Jun 2017]