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Thomas E. Nelson Collection (2454) Finding Aid

Item Number: 24540000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than half a linear foot of material including a daily journal kept by Thomas E. Nelson during his service in Vietnam as a medical technologist in charge of the blood bank with the 71st Evacuation Hospital at Pleiku, 1969-1970. Also included in the donation are letters, a Japanese phrase book, and a soldier's field manual.

Dates

  • 11 October 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found within 01 March 1969 to 17 March 1970

Biographical / Historical

Thomas E. Nelson was born on October 6, 1945 in Yorktown, Indiana. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and was stationed at Fort Campbell from April 1968 to March 1969. Thomas served in Vietnam as a medical technologist in charge of the blood bank with the 71st Evacuation Hospital at Pleiku from April 1969 to March 1970. He was discharged in 1970, with a rank of Specialist 5, and afterward attended graduate school on the G.I. Bill.
Title
Finding Aid
Pages
1
Location(s)
D064.2D; Restricted Access
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D064.2]]

Inventory

  • Personal diary, 19 March 1969 - 30 June 1969
  • Personal diary, 1 July 1969 - 30 September 1969
  • Personal diary, 1 October 1969 - 30 November 1969
  • Personal diary, 1 December 1969 - 17 March 1970
  • Personal letters sent home by Nelson, 27 March 1969 - 18 January 1970
  • Personal letters Nelson received from home, 17 August 1969 - 16 November 1969
  • Miscellaneous -
  • Miscellaneous letters, 1969-1970
  • War Department "Japanese Phrase Book", 1944
  • Basic Field Manual "Soldier's Handbook", 1941
  • Miscellaneous papers
  • 3rd Marine Division Christmas card from WWII
  • Instructions for guard duty

Pub Credit Line
24540000000, Thomas E. Nelson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 11 Oct 2012 [Updated: 30 Oct 2012]