Scope and Contents
Less than a quarter of a linear foot of materials that document Alpha Company of the 1/28th Infantry (Black Lions) involvement in the Tet Offensive February 1968 and in the Loc Ninh Operation September 1968 donated to the archive by Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Harvey. The material includes narratives of the members experiences in the Tet Offensive, a description of Alpha Company's role in the Loc Ninh Operation, a copy of a Newsweek article by Kevin Buckley, and biographies of the men who contributed stories to this collection.
The collection also includes a poster featuring a reproduction of a painting by Brian Wood (4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment) and a commemorative booklet for the 2018 reunion of the Black Lions created by Harvey's children.
Biographical / Historical
Jeffrey Harvey was born in St. Albans, Vermont in 1940. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1963. He served two tours in Vietnam (October 1967-September 1968 and October 1971-September 1972), first as Company Commander of A Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and then as a Training Officer with HQ 1st ID - both positions stationed in III Corps. Harvey participated in the Tet Offensive during his first tour and the Easter Offensive during his second tour. He received numerous awards including the Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, and the Air Medal. He was discharged from active duty at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in March 1978, but continued to serve with the reserves until his retirement from duty in August 1991. Harvey worked as a Department of the Army civilian employee until his retirement in 1995.