Scope and Contents
Less than a quarter of a linear foot of unidentified slides of Vietnam. Some depict green berets and scenes of camp life, as well as Vietnamese people, housing, and boats. There are some aerial photos, as well as dentistry photos, women in Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese dress), and Vietnamese children. They were given to the archive by Joseph R. Henry who was in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971 with the 1st Cavalry and Special Forces.
Biographical / Historical
Joseph R. Henry was born in 1945 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from West Point in 1968 and was commissioned on 5 June 1968 in Field Artillery. He served 22 years total in the Army, with two in Vietnam. He served in B Battery 1/77 Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division from January 1969 to January 1970. He also served with the 5th Special Forces Command and Control from January 1970 to July 1970, and with the MACVSOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observation Group) from August 1970 to February 1971. With the 1st Cavalry, he served as the Battery FDO (Fire Direction Officer), and the Battery XO (Executive Officer) at LZ Dolly in Tay Ninh Province. With the 5th Special Forces, he served as a Platoon Leader in Kontum, and with MACVSOG as the Operations Officer in Saigon. While in Vietnam, he earned the ranks of 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, and Captain. He was awarded the Soldier's Medal, the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Air Medal.