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Walter A. Godfrey, Jr. Collection (1832) Finding Aid

Item Number: 18320000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Correspondence honoring Walter Godfrey, a crystal stand honoring the 10th anniversary of St. Joseph Regional Cardiac Center, and a blue hat donated to the Vietnam Archive by Marie Godfrey. Artifacts and photographs document the service of Walter A. Godfrey Jr. in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps during the Vietnam Conflict.

Dates

  • 12 May 2010
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
4.6
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collection - G; Oversize Individual Collections; D225.2, D226.2, D226.3 Museum Object Collection; Photograph Collection; Slides Collection
3
Photographs

VA059582:Construction of new wing of hospital
VA059583: Photograph of first open surgery in new wing
VA062241:1 photo of Commander Godfrey

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1
Slides

37 slides of Godfrey's service with the Medical Corps in Vietnam

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27
Museum Objects

Blue Hat with embroidered flowers - 1832museum3753
Crystal Stand in honor of the 10th anniversary of St. Joseph Regional Cardiac Center - 1832museum3754
U.S. Navy Cap 1832museum3871
Navy Captain Rank Insigna 1832museum3873
Petty OfficerThird Class Rank Insignia 1832museum3874
Navy Commander Insignia 1832museum3875
Navy Medical Service Corp Insignia- 2 QTY 1832museum3876
U.S. Navy Honorable Discharge Pin 1832museum3877
The Retired Officers Association Pin 1832museum3878
United States Department of the Navy Seal Pin 1832museum3879
White Dress Shirt 1832museum3872
1832museum4071: White Combination Dress Cap
1832museum4072: Service Dress Blue Uniform (coat and pants)
1832museum4073: Formal Dinner Dress Blue Uniform (Short Coat, Cumberbun, and pants)
1832museum4074: 1 pair of shoulder boards with Commander's rank and Medical Service Corps insignia
1832museum4075: 2 pair dress gloves (one pair grey, one pair white)
1832museum4076: Lapel Pin with US and RVN Flags and inscribed An Ninh Ung Chien
1832museum4077: mini medal ribbon bar to be worn with Formal Dinner Dress Uniform (1st: Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal with V device, Navy Good Conduct Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Navy Expeditionary Medal)
1832museum4078: mini medal ribbon bar to be worn with Formal Dinner Dress Uniform (2nd: WWII Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with Silver Service Star)
1832museum4079: mini medal ribbon bar to be worn with Formal Dinner Dress Uniform (3rd: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device)
1832museum4080: Ribbon Rack with 16 ribbons: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal with three bronze stars, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, WWII Victory Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Services Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm device, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device
1832museum4081:Folded U.S. Flag with "Old Glory" plaque
1832museum4082:"US Navy Retired" Flag
1832museum4083: Marble name plate for Da Nang
1832museum4084: USS Sanctuary tile plaque
1832museum4085: Station Hospital US Naval Support Activity, Da Nang plaque
1832museum4086: Wooden oak leaf plaque representing the insignia for the Medical Service Corps

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.3 ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [Oversize Individual Collections ]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Correspondence honoring Walter Godfrey
  • Vietnamese Federation of San Diego Thank you Article
  • Printed photos of Godfrey through the course of his Naval career from enlisted man to officer, and various promotions
  • Photocopies of sympathy cards sent to Godfrey's wife after his death in 2006
  • Program for Godfrey's Memorial Service held in May 2006
  • Vietnamese currency, 1000 denomination, Mot Nghin Dong (ink is almost totally obliterated on one side)
  • Vietnames currency, 50 demonimation, Nam Muoi Dong (a more recent bill)
  • Godfrey's various certificates of training, citation, and commendation, as well as some service records
  • Godfrey's Bachelors, and Masters diplomas and Association of Military Surgeons certificate
3
Photographs

VA059582:Construction of new wing of hospital
VA059583: Photograph of first open surgery in new wing
VA062241:1 photo of Commander Godfrey

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Slides

37 slides of Godfrey's service with the Medical Corps in Vietnam

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27
Museum Objects

Blue Hat with embroidered flowers - 1832museum3753
Crystal Stand in honor of the 10th anniversary of St. Joseph Regional Cardiac Center - 1832museum3754
U.S. Navy Cap 1832museum3871
Navy Captain Rank Insigna 1832museum3873
Petty OfficerThird Class Rank Insignia 1832museum3874
Navy Commander Insignia 1832museum3875
Navy Medical Service Corp Insignia- 2 QTY 1832museum3876
U.S. Navy Honorable Discharge Pin 1832museum3877
The Retired Officers Association Pin 1832museum3878
United States Department of the Navy Seal Pin 1832museum3879
White Dress Shirt 1832museum3872
1832museum4071: White Combination Dress Cap
1832museum4072: Service Dress Blue Uniform (coat and pants)
1832museum4073: Formal Dinner Dress Blue Uniform (Short Coat, Cumberbun, and pants)
1832museum4074: 1 pair of shoulder boards with Commander's rank and Medical Service Corps insignia
1832museum4075: 2 pair dress gloves (one pair grey, one pair white)
1832museum4076: Lapel Pin with US and RVN Flags and inscribed An Ninh Ung Chien
1832museum4077: mini medal ribbon bar to be worn with Formal Dinner Dress Uniform (1st: Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal with V device, Navy Good Conduct Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Navy Expeditionary Medal)
1832museum4078: mini medal ribbon bar to be worn with Formal Dinner Dress Uniform (2nd: WWII Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with Silver Service Star)
1832museum4079: mini medal ribbon bar to be worn with Formal Dinner Dress Uniform (3rd: Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device)
1832museum4080: Ribbon Rack with 16 ribbons: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal with three bronze stars, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, WWII Victory Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Services Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, United Nations Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm device, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device
1832museum4081:Folded U.S. Flag with "Old Glory" plaque
1832museum4082:"US Navy Retired" Flag
1832museum4083: Marble name plate for Da Nang
1832museum4084: USS Sanctuary tile plaque
1832museum4085: Station Hospital US Naval Support Activity, Da Nang plaque
1832museum4086: Wooden oak leaf plaque representing the insignia for the Medical Service Corps

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Pub Credit Line
18320000000, Walter A. Godfrey, Jr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 12 May 2010 [Updated: 07 Mar 2011]