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Paul Lasker Collection (130) Finding Aid

Item Number: 1300000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

One folder of a reports, orders, official military documents, awards and correspondence document Major Paul Lasker's service in Vietnam as an advisor for ARVN with Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). All materials date from his service in the 1960s and includes the following materials of note: a MACV handbook co-written by Lasker, a combat fundamentals pamphlet, personnel sheets, and the Gallantry Cross, Division Level documentation for Lasker.

Dates

  • 05 January 2002

Biographical / Historical

Major Paul Lasker was assigned to Vietnam in December 1964 to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, ARVN 5th Division as a military advisor, replacing Captain Congleton after his death in his first operation of that unit. Specifically, he served as Assistant G-3 Advisor to the 5th Division and participated in the recapture of Phuoc Binh in April 1965. Lasker was then reassigned to MACV J-3 in July 1965 as a result of his promotion to Major. During this time, Lasker prepared a briefing paper for presentation to Secretary of Defense McNamara on what United States forces were needed for in South Vietnam during the calendar year of 1965. He was also involved in the drafting of the MACV handbook for the United States Military in Vietnam, a copy of which is included in this collection.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
2
Location(s)
D047.2C
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D047.2 ]]

Inventory

  • Handbook; Handbook for US Forces in Vietnam, Published by Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; April 1967
  • Pamphlet; Combat Fundamentals for Advisors, Published by United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; October 1, 1964
  • Assignment Sheet - Incoming Personnel, Paul E. Lasker; October 20, 1960
  • Special Orders Number 189; Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; December 18, 1964
  • Special Orders Number 197; Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; December 29, 1964
  • Special Orders Number 67; Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; March 12, 1965
  • MACAG Letter Orders 04-579; Subject - Temporary Duty /R and R/, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; April 13, 1965
  • General Orders Number 909; Award of the Bronze Star Medal, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; April 30, 1965
  • Special Orders Number 162; Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; June 22, 1965
  • File No. MAGTN - BHSA; Subject: Clearance of Individual, July 9, 1965
  • Special Orders Number 178; Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; July 8, 1965
  • Special Orders Number 181; Extract, Headquarters - Department of the Army; July 8, 1965
  • Special Orders Number 188; Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; July 19, 1965
  • General Orders Number 1719; Award of the Air Medal , Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; July 31, 1965
  • Special Orders Number 266; Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; October 9, 1965
  • Vietnamese Awards, Department of the Army; Office of the Adjutant General; May 6, 1966
  • Postal Letter; Awards and Decorations Office/High Command, Republic of Vietnam - Armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam - General Staff Office; April 24, 1965
  • Letter to 7th Infantry Regiment regarding Gallantry Cross, Division Level to Capt. Lasker and Gallantry Cross, Regimental level to PFC Bowyer
  • Letter (In Vietnamese) to Paul E. Lasker from Nguyen Van Son

Pub Credit Line
1300000000, Paul Lasker Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 05 Jan 2002 [Updated: 07 Mar 2006]