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Alfred Alvarez Collection (2412) Finding Aid

Item Number: 24120000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Approximately one linear foot of letters written home, photographs, Vietnamese currency, and a map document Alfred Alvarez's service in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division from March 1967 - March 1968. The collection contains Alvarez's original letters as well as a booklet and CD where he compiled and typed all of the letters he sent home to his parents during his tour of duty.

Dates

  • 28 March 2013

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Alvarez served in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division from March 1967 - March 1968 as a door gunner, crew chief, and flight engineer in a Chinook helicopter. He was involved in the Battle of Dak To, November 1967, as well as in the Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive 1968.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D175.2; D203.7 Currency Collection; D54.1A, Photograph Collection; D202.5
1
Photographs

VA066972-VA067135 - 163 photographs of soldiers, landscapes, and helicopters

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1
Maps

'Cauldron of War: Viet Nam Is World's Worst Trouble Spot' Map of Southeast Aisa [reprint of 1966 original], Section 12 Drawer 16 Folder 13

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7
Museum Objects

2412museum4312a-b - Military Payment Certificate Five Cents
2412museum4313a-b: 5 Dong Paper Currency
2412museum4314a-b: Safe - Conduct Pass, Chieu Hoi pass
2412museum4315a-b: 50 Dong Paper Currency
2412museum4316a-b: 500 Yen Paper Currency
2412museum4317a-b: 5 Dong Coin
4312museum4318: Cutting of a dried plant

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1
Electronic Media

2412EM0600 - Viet-Nam Letters A.G.A 2005

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D175.2 ]]

Inventory

  • Letters to family dated April - June 1967
  • Letters to family dated July - September 1967
  • Letters to family dated September 1967 - January 1968
  • Letters to family dated January - March 1968
  • Greeting Cards sent to family during tour in Vietnam
  • Receipts from a plaque and medal sent home to family while in training in U.S.
  • 'Viet Nam - A Sky Trooper Letters, Photos and Thoughts' by Alfred Gomez Alvarez
  • Letter welcoming Alfred Alvarez to the 'First Team' from the Department of the Army
  • Reenlistment Newsletter paper
  • Newspaper clippings including one about Alfred Alvarez completing his tour
  • 1st Air Cavalry Division Logo
  • Empty binder with 1st Air Calvary Division stickers placed on outside and inside cover
  • Two 1st Air Cavalry Division Award Cards
1
Photographs

VA066972-VA067135 - 163 photographs of soldiers, landscapes, and helicopters

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1
Maps

'Cauldron of War: Viet Nam Is World's Worst Trouble Spot' Map of Southeast Aisa [reprint of 1966 original], Section 12 Drawer 16 Folder 13

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7
Museum Objects

2412museum4312a-b - Military Payment Certificate Five Cents
2412museum4313a-b: 5 Dong Paper Currency
2412museum4314a-b: Safe - Conduct Pass, Chieu Hoi pass
2412museum4315a-b: 50 Dong Paper Currency
2412museum4316a-b: 500 Yen Paper Currency
2412museum4317a-b: 5 Dong Coin
4312museum4318: Cutting of a dried plant

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1
Electronic Media

2412EM0600 - Viet-Nam Letters A.G.A 2005

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Pub Credit Line
24120000000, Alfred Alvarez Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 28 Mar 2013 [Updated: 08 Mar 2019]