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Terry Presgrove Collection (2443) Finding Aid

Item Number: 24430000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Seven maps of Northern Laos and I Corps, loose pages filled with notes and magic words used by Terry Presgrove in his duties as a forward observer from August 1968 to July 1969. There is also a handmade notebook and some loose pages containing Vietnamese writing, a typed page listing the operations that Presgrove participated in from November 1968 to July 1969 and a sheet from the 3rd Medical Battalion detailing the treatment given to Presgrove when he was wounded on February 23, 1969.

Dates

  • 19 December 2011

Biographical / Historical

Terry Presgrove was born in 1949 in Elk City, Oklahoma. He voluntarily enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1967. Presgrove served in Marine Corps for twenty months, twelve of which was served in Southeast Asia. Presgrove first served in Vietnam with Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines from August to early October 1968. He was then attached to H&S Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division until January 1969 when he was moved to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. Presgrove continued to serve with Alpha from January 1969 to July 1969. At that time the 9th Marines was pulled out of Vietnam and stationed in Okinawa. While in Vietnam he held the position of Forward Observer (0846). He was honorably discharged as a Corporal (E-4) after his tour in Vietnam. Presgrove received a purple heart for his wounds suffered on February 22, 1969, and was awarded the Bronze Star w/combat 'V' for actions during operation Dewey Canyon.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-P, map collection,D.145.01 (audio),
6
Maps

1:50,000 Quang Tri Vietnam Sheet 6442 IV
1:50,000 Sa Moi Laos Sheet 6341 I
1:50,000 Nguon Rao Vietnam Sheet 6341 IV
1:50,000 Thon Doc Kinh Vietnam Sheet 6342 II
1:50,000 Ban Ko Laos Sheet 6441 III
1:50,000 Cam Lo Vietnam Sheet 6342 I (3 copies)

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1
Audio

2443AU2557: Family singalong tape

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.7 ]]

Inventory

  • Collected notes by Terry Presgrove
  • Admission/Triage, 3rd Medical Batallion (original)
  • Admission/Triage,3rd Medical Batallion (photocopy)
6
Maps

1:50,000 Quang Tri Vietnam Sheet 6442 IV
1:50,000 Sa Moi Laos Sheet 6341 I
1:50,000 Nguon Rao Vietnam Sheet 6341 IV
1:50,000 Thon Doc Kinh Vietnam Sheet 6342 II
1:50,000 Ban Ko Laos Sheet 6441 III
1:50,000 Cam Lo Vietnam Sheet 6342 I (3 copies)

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1
Audio

2443AU2557: Family singalong tape

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Pub Credit Line
24430000000, Terry Presgrove Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 19 Dec 2011 [Updated: 16 Jan 2018]