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John Shafer Collection

Item Number: 28410000000
 Collection

Dates

  • 22 June 2017

Biographical / Historical

John Shafer was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1949. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1969, and served for nearly five years. Shafer served in the 17th Air Cavalry at Camp Holloway, II Corp. Central Highlands, Pleiku, Vietnam, from October 17, 1970 to October 16, 1971. During this time, Shafer served in a variety of positions, most notably on the Hunter Killer Teams and flying Hueys as an Aircraft Commander under Major Robert C. Cassity. Shafer flew a total of 709 hours of combat time while in Vietnam. He then returned to the United States and served with the HHC 145th Aviation battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia from November 16, 1971 to April 30, 1974. Shafer received an Honorable Discharge on April 30, 1974 as a Chief Warrant Officer 2. After completing his service, Shafer graduated from Seattle University in June 1976 and began working in his mother's public accounting firm; Shafer is now the owner of the practice and has been in public accounting for over forty-three years. John Shafer has been on the Executive Council of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association since 2012 and has been the Washington State Chapter VHPA Treasurer since 2010.
Title
Finding Aid
Author
Amy Mondt
Date
2017-06-22
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Language of description
English
Location(s)
Newsletter Collection
33
Newsletters

The VHPA Aviator: 2008: July/August, September/October, Volume 26 Number 6; 2009: Volume 27 Number 1, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December; 2010: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, November/December; 2011: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December; 2012: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December; 2013: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October; 2014: January/February, September/October; 2015: March/April

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33
Newsletters

The VHPA Aviator: 2008: July/August, September/October, Volume 26 Number 6; 2009: Volume 27 Number 1, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December; 2010: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, November/December; 2011: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December; 2012: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December; 2013: January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October; 2014: January/February, September/October; 2015: March/April

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Pub Credit Line
28410000000, John Shafer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 22 Jun 2017 [Updated: 20 Oct 2017]