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Gerald F. Halfman Collection (2298) Finding Aid

Item Number: 22980000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately three linear feet of United States Navy uniforms, accessories, and a sea bag document Gerald F. Halfman's service aboard the USS Joseph Strauss during the Vietnam War.

Dates

  • 18 May 2010

Biographical / Historical

Gerald F. Halfman was born in Gary, Indiana in 1943. He volunteered for the United States Navy in 1961. Halfman did a total of three years and four months with one year service in Southeast Asia. He was assigned to the USS Joseph Strauss from July 15, 1963 to January 16, 1965. During the Vietnam War, Halfman held the position of Fire Control Technician Missile. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. Throughout Halfman's service in Southeast Asia he held the rank of FTM2 (E-5). He participated in the South China Sea Patrol. For his service in Vietnam, Halfman received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was discharged in 1965 at the rank of FTM2 (E-5). Halfman currently belongs to the USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16 Association and worked for DoD Navy after his service in the navy.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.0
Pages
1
23
Museum Objects

Belt Buckle 2298museum3797
Black Belt 2298museum3798
White Belt 2298museum3799
Blue Cap 2298museum3800
Navy Blue Sailor's Cap 2298museum3801
Denim Trousers (2) 2298museum3802, 2298museum3803
Enlisted Navy Dress Blue Uniform Top 2298museum3804
Pea Coat 2298museum3805
Petty Officer Third Class Sleeve Insignia Patches (5) 2298museum3806
White Petty Officer Third Class Sleeve Insignia Patch 2298museum3807
Blue Petty Officer Third Class Sleeve Insignia Patch 2298museum3808
Navy Fire Control Technician Patch (2) 2298museum3817
Sailor's White Uniforms (2) 2298museum3809 2298museum3810
Sea Bag 2298museum3811
Sweater 2298museum3812
Tie 2298museum3813
USS Joseph Strauss Jacket 2298museum3814
USS Joseph Strauss Uniform Patches (2) 2298museum3815
White Sailor's Cap 2298museum3816
Service Number Stencil 2298museum3819
Mesh bag 2298museum3818
Black Navy Winter Uniform (2)2298museum3820 2298museum3821
White Sailor's Trousers 2298museum3822

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23
Museum Objects

Belt Buckle 2298museum3797
Black Belt 2298museum3798
White Belt 2298museum3799
Blue Cap 2298museum3800
Navy Blue Sailor's Cap 2298museum3801
Denim Trousers (2) 2298museum3802, 2298museum3803
Enlisted Navy Dress Blue Uniform Top 2298museum3804
Pea Coat 2298museum3805
Petty Officer Third Class Sleeve Insignia Patches (5) 2298museum3806
White Petty Officer Third Class Sleeve Insignia Patch 2298museum3807
Blue Petty Officer Third Class Sleeve Insignia Patch 2298museum3808
Navy Fire Control Technician Patch (2) 2298museum3817
Sailor's White Uniforms (2) 2298museum3809 2298museum3810
Sea Bag 2298museum3811
Sweater 2298museum3812
Tie 2298museum3813
USS Joseph Strauss Jacket 2298museum3814
USS Joseph Strauss Uniform Patches (2) 2298museum3815
White Sailor's Cap 2298museum3816
Service Number Stencil 2298museum3819
Mesh bag 2298museum3818
Black Navy Winter Uniform (2)2298museum3820 2298museum3821
White Sailor's Trousers 2298museum3822

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Pub Credit Line
22980000000, Gerald F. Halfman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 18 May 2010 [Updated: 19 May 2010]