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Charles N. Coleman Collection (2762) Finding Aid

Item Number: 27620000000
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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately half a linear foot of slides and a document donated to the archive by Charles N. Coleman. The slides were taken by Coleman during his service with the U.S. Army Engineer Construction Agency Vietnam (USECAV) Provisional at Long Binh from June 1, 1969 through August 14, 1970. The slides show daily life in Long Binh, and they also reflect Coleman’s travels to Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, An Khe, Phu Bai, Dong Ha North, and Pleiku.

The collection also includes approximately one linear foot of books and military publications accumulated by Charles Coleman. The publications include Air Power and the Fight for Khe Sanh, Counterinsurgency Operations (FMFM 8-2), and Vietnam 10 Years Later: What Have We Learned? The materials are dated 1973-1990.

Dates

  • 08 August 2016

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Charles N. Coleman was born November 27, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the University of Maryland in June 1968 and volunteered for Army OCS shortly afterward. He went to basic training at Fort Dix, and Combat Engineering Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood. He was sent to Vietnam on June 1, 1969 and became a clerk for the U.S. Army Engineer Construction Agency Vietnam (USECAV) Provisional in Long Binh. Four months into his tour, he became a courier and traveled all over Vietnam. He ended his tour working as the Engineer representative at the 90th Replacement Battalion. He finished his service in Vietnam on August 14, 1970. In 1974 he used the GI Bill to get his MA in Public Administration, and eventually got his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He served in the Army Reserves and left the service as a Staff Sergeant. Dr. Coleman taught at the University of New Haven.
Title
Finding Aid
Author
Amy Mondt
Date
2016-08-08
Length (Linear Feet)
2
Language of description
English
15
Books

Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia 1961-1971 by William A. Buckingham, Jr., 1982

Bear Tracks in Indochina: An Analysis of Soviet Presence in Vietnam by Lieutenant Colonel Dion W. Johnson, 1987

Bear Tracks in Indochina: An Analysis of Soviet Presence in Vietnam by Lieutenant Colonel Dion W. Johnson, 1990

Seven Firefights in Vietnam by John A. Cash, John Albright, and Allan W. Sandstrum, 1985

Advice and Support: The Final Years, 1965-1973 by Jeffrey J. Clarke, 1988

U.S. Army Special Forces 1961-1971 by Colonel Francis J. Kelly, 1973

Firepower in Limited War by Robert H. Scales, Jr., 1990

Air Power and the Ground War in Vietnam: Ideas and Actions by Donald J. Mrozek, 1988

The Second Indochina War: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at Airlie, Virginia 7-9 November 1984 edited by John Schlight, 1986

The Final Collapse by General Cao Van Vien, 1983

Mounted Combat in Vietnam by General Donn A. Starry, 1978

On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context by Colonel Harry G. Summers, Jr., 1981

Images of a Lengthy War by Joel D. Meyerson, 1986

The Air War in Indochina edited by Raphael Littauer and Norman Uphoff, 1972

U.S. Marines in Vietnam: Fighting the North Vietnamese 1967 by Major Gary L. Telfer, Lieutenant Colonel Lane Rogers, and V. Keith Fleming Jr., 1984

646
Slides

646 - Slides taken by Coleman during his service in Vietnam from June 1, 1969 through August 14, 1970. The slides show the areas where he worked to include: Long Binh, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, An Khe, Phu Bai, Dong Ha North, and Pleiku.

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, [Individual Collection - C ]]

Inventory

  • What I Learned in Vietnam by Charles N. Coleman
  • Helpful Hints for Personnel Ordered to Vietnam March 1968
  • Vietnamese Phrasebook July 1962
  • Air Power and the Fight for Khe Sanh by Bernard C. Nalty, 1973
  • Counterinsurgency Operations (FMFM 8-2) (1980)
  • Vietnam 10 Years Later: What Have We Learned? (1983)
15
Books

Operation Ranch Hand: The Air Force and Herbicides in Southeast Asia 1961-1971 by William A. Buckingham, Jr., 1982

Bear Tracks in Indochina: An Analysis of Soviet Presence in Vietnam by Lieutenant Colonel Dion W. Johnson, 1987

Bear Tracks in Indochina: An Analysis of Soviet Presence in Vietnam by Lieutenant Colonel Dion W. Johnson, 1990

Seven Firefights in Vietnam by John A. Cash, John Albright, and Allan W. Sandstrum, 1985

Advice and Support: The Final Years, 1965-1973 by Jeffrey J. Clarke, 1988

U.S. Army Special Forces 1961-1971 by Colonel Francis J. Kelly, 1973

Firepower in Limited War by Robert H. Scales, Jr., 1990

Air Power and the Ground War in Vietnam: Ideas and Actions by Donald J. Mrozek, 1988

The Second Indochina War: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at Airlie, Virginia 7-9 November 1984 edited by John Schlight, 1986

The Final Collapse by General Cao Van Vien, 1983

Mounted Combat in Vietnam by General Donn A. Starry, 1978

On Strategy: The Vietnam War in Context by Colonel Harry G. Summers, Jr., 1981

Images of a Lengthy War by Joel D. Meyerson, 1986

The Air War in Indochina edited by Raphael Littauer and Norman Uphoff, 1972

U.S. Marines in Vietnam: Fighting the North Vietnamese 1967 by Major Gary L. Telfer, Lieutenant Colonel Lane Rogers, and V. Keith Fleming Jr., 1984

646
Slides

646 - Slides taken by Coleman during his service in Vietnam from June 1, 1969 through August 14, 1970. The slides show the areas where he worked to include: Long Binh, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, An Khe, Phu Bai, Dong Ha North, and Pleiku.

Click here to view all Slides

Pub Credit Line
27620000000, Charles N. Coleman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 08 Aug 2016 [Updated: 12 Jun 2018]