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John G. (Jack) Heslin Collection (3008) Finding Aid

Item Number: 30080000000
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Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1968-1974, 1988, 2002, and 2018.

Condition/Physical Description

Approximately 2 linear feet of research materials accumulated by John G. "Jack" Heslin during the development of his website documenting the Battle of Kontum (www.thebattleofkontum.com). The materials include audio interviews with participants from the battle, photographs, maps (including diagrams), newspapers; clippings; website printouts; personal narratives and histories of the Battle of Kontum (including drafts); the Battle of Kontum website layout; H Troop (Air) 17th ACS Operations SOP; research notes; daily logs; situation reports; bulletins; correspondence; casualty lists; lists of FSB locations; memos; research sources/bibliographies; rosters; aircraft inspection and maintenance records; TOW reports; operational reports lessons learned; an awards and redeployment ceremony program; and helicopter vulnerability data. Also included is a copy of Heslin's book Thunder.

Biographical / Historical

John G. Heslin was born in 1943 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He graduated from Providence College in Providence, RI, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and was commissioned in the Regular Army on June 1965. He attended Infantry Officer Basic Course and Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as a platoon leader in the Dominican Republic. In 1966, Heslin commanded the rear detachment for 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry at Fort Bragg, NC. LTC Heslin attended Rotary Wing Flight School from October 1966 through June 1967. As an Army aviator, he was assigned to the 57th Assault Helicopter Company at Fort Bragg, NC and deployed with the unit to Vietnam in October 1967. Upon arrival in Vietnam, he was assigned to the 119th Assault Helicopter Company where he served as an assault helicopter platoon commander and operations officer into October 1968. Following completion of his first tour in Vietnam, Heslin was assigned to the U.S. Army Aviation Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1969 - 70, where he performed duties as a senior instructor for the Warrant Officer Career Course and commanded the 31st Enlisted Student Company. After completing the Infantry Officer Advanced Course as an honor graduate in July 1971, he attended Fixed Wing Transition Training enroute to his second tour in Vietnam arriving in December 1971. In Vietnam, he performed duties as the 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion S-3, operations officer, and Assistant S-3 for the 17th Combat Aviation Group during the period December 1971 through December 1972. Upon returning from Vietnam in December 1972, LTC Heslin enrolled in the University of Rhode Island as a Master's Degree candidate in the Department of Sociology. He received his Master's Degree and graduated with honors in 1974. He immediately assumed duties as an ROTC instructor at the University of Rhode Island where he served for a period of three years. In 1977, he was selected for attendance at the Naval War College Command and Staff Course and graduated with honors in June 1978. After aviator refresher training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Heslin reported into the 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii, October 1978. He served as the 3d Squadron S-3 for one year and as commander of C Troop for one year before joining Headquarters Western Command as the Aviation Officer, DCSOPS, in December 1980. Heslin was assigned to Fort Lee, VA, in August 1981 as the Chief, Operations & Tactics Branch Chief, of the Unit Training Division, U.S. Army Logistics Center. He later served as the Division Chief for the Current Exercise Division and special projects officer before retiring on December 31, 1985.

For his Vietnam War service, LTC Heslin has been awarded the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal with V device and twenty four oak leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation (Army), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. Additional awards include; the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

Heslin retired from active military service on December 31st 1986. Until August of 2002, Heslin was the Coordinator for Workforce Development at John Tyler Community College (JTCC) Chester, Virginia, consistently one of the top Service Centers in the nation. Heslin had been with the Virginia Community College System as a Sociology professor and an administrator at JTCC with the responsibility for apprenticeship programs and the operation of the Outreach Centers at Fort Lee and Midlothian, VA. He has worked extensively with companies and secondary schools in the greater Richmond metropolitan area as they participated with John Tyler Community College in developing the workforce through public and private partnerships. Heslin has been a certified ACT profiler and the Administrator for an Assessment Center through the Crater Regional Partnership. He has conducted over 60 job profiles and administered more than 8,600 workplace skills assessments. He has made numerous presentations to area, state and national educators and business leaders on workforce development. He has appeared before several State level appropriations and finance committees. After leaving John Tyler Community College and becoming a Workforce Development Consultant, Heslin became part of the Thinking Media team and, for more than eight years served as the instate representative for KeyTrain in the state of Virginia.
Title
Finding Aid
Author
Ashley Rivera
Date
2018-10-02
Length (Linear Feet)
2 Linear Feet
Pages
1
Language of description
English
18
Audio

3008AU2946 - Cassette – Interviews: Captain Carden, Captain Sepes, Major Givins, LTC Grant

3008AU2933 - Cassette – Interview: Captain Dobbins

3008AU2945 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Lovings, LTC Grant, LTC Gammon, LTC Bricker

3008AU2932 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Busch, Major Lovings

3008AU2936 - Cassette – Interview: LTC McClain

3008AU2934 - Cassette – Interview: Colonel Truby

3008AU2937 - Cassette – Interviews: Sergeant Ward, Captain Keller, Major Warmath

3008AU2938 - Cassette – Kontum 25 July 1972

3008AU2929 - Cassette – Interviews: SPC 4 Lea, SPC 4 Vogel, Sergeant Ward

3008AU2942 - Cassette – Interviews: SPC 4 Lea, SPC 4 Vogel, Sergeant Ward

3008AU2931 - Cassette – Interviews: Sergeant Ward, Captain Keller, Major Warmath

3008AU2935 - Cassette – Interview: Captain Stewart

3008AU2944 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Lovings, LTC Grant, LTC Gammon, LTC Bricker

3008AU2930 - Cassette – Interviews: Captain Carden, Captain Sepes, Major Givins, Captain Vinni

3008AU2940 - Cassette – Interview: LTC McClain

3008AU2943 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Burch, Major Lovings

3008AU2941 - Cassette – Interview: Captain Dobbins

3008AU2939 - Cassette – Interview: Colonel Truby

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96
Photographs

96 b&w, color – Vietnamese soldiers and military leadership (e.g. marching, in the jungle, setting up artillery, ceremonies, transporting materiel, conducting meetings, manning tanks, on patrol); an injured solider receiving a visitor; aerial views (e.g. Kontum, Polei Kleng, Dak Pek, Dak Seang, Ben Het, Tan Canh, Dak To, Plei Djereng – including satellite photos); Fire Support Bases (e.g. Brillo Pad, Dot, Bunker Hill, Mile High, Swinger, Roberts, Alamo); reporters; villagers (including children); street scenes, explosions; damaged buildings; troops landing in helicopter; an unidentified unit photo; portraits of Jack Heslin; Heslin doing office work; 8 x 10 inches

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1
Books

Thunder: Stories from the First Tour by Jack Heslin, 2018.

2
Maps

3008map0216 - Kontum and surrounding area

3008map0217 - Central Highlands

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20
Newspapers

Pacific Stars and Stripes: 1972: June 8, June 9, June 10, June 11 (2 copies), June 12 (2 copies), June 13, June 14, June 15, June 16, June 17, June 18, June 19, June 20 (2 copies), June 21, June 22, June 25, June 27

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  • Box 1 [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D061.2A ]]
  • Box 2 [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D061.2B ]]
  • 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, 2nd Floor, Stacks, D061.2 [D061.2]]

Inventory

  • Pacific Stars and Stripes Articles [April 3,1972 - May 7, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes Articles [May 12, 1972 - June 7, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes Articles [May 19, 1972 - May 31, 1972]
  • Three Journals [May 20, 1972 - May 29, 1972]
  • H Troop (Air) 17th ACS Operations Standard Operating Procedure Booklet (1971)
  • Hand-drawn maps re: the Battle of Kontum (1972)
  • Newsclipping re: the Battle of Kontum (1972)
  • Documents re: the Battle of Kontum (1972)
  • Handwritten Notes re: the Battle of Kontum (1972)
  • Letter to the editor of the New York Times [August 15, 1988]
  • Website printout - Grunt online
  • Website printout - John Paul Vann wikipedia
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes - "Ups and Down of Flying" (Comments by Captain Jim Stein whose helicopter had been shot down three times in the last six weeks) [May 26, 1972]
  • Battle Summary - the Battle of Kontum - 1972
  • Vietnam Bulletin - Volume 7, No. 7 [April 20,1972]
  • US Military Battle Deaths per year
  • Documents re: Helicopter Vulnerability FSB's
  • Battle of Kontum Website Images
  • Battle of Kontum Website Sources and References
  • Army Aviation Digest - Volume 20, Number 2 - February 1974
  • Document re: The Aerial TOW System "Hawk's Claw"
  • T.O.W. Training Record [June 2 - June 8, 1972]
  • Aircraft Inspection and Maintenance Record
  • TOW Report [May 21 - June 1, 1972]
  • Operational Report 52nd Aviation Battalion (Combat) Pleiku [April 27, 1972]
  • 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion - Award and Redeployment Ceremony [April 12, 1972]
  • Images
  • Vulnerability - Aircraft Hit/Destroyed
  • Details on the Battle of Kontum
  • Handwritten notes on the Battle of Kontum
  • Sketches of the Battle of Kontum
  • Rough draft of Vietnam Notes
  • Kontum map
  • USARV: Aviation Operational Procedures Guide [June 1, 1970]
  • Vietnamese Bulletins [August 1972]
  • Handwritten Notes on the Battle of Kontum 1972
  • Handwritten notes from May 18 - June 15, 1972
  • Handwritten notes from April 29 - May 17, 1972
  • Newspaper clipping re: Comments from Admiral Greer on the U.S. blockade of Hanoi
  • Blueprint: Battle of Kontum website design
  • Joe's revision of the Battle of Kontum manuscript
  • Battle of Kontum website acknowledgements
  • Battle of Kontum Final Manuscript
  • Summary Section: The Battle of Kontum - Spring 1972
  • Introduction for Battle of Kontum website Pacific Stars and Stripes Articles
  • Vietnam War Orientation Map
  • Battle of Kontum Website homepage screenshot
  • Stars and Stripes newspaper scans [April 3, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Americans leaving DMZ [April 3, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: '30,000 'Invaders' hurt back S. Viets' [April 3, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: White House optimistic that Southern Vietnam lines will stand strong without American help [April 3, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "ARVN kills 87 after Red Attack" [April 3, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Newspaper Scans [April 3, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Reds paid high price for Fire Base Charlie, Advisor says [April 17, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Pilot: Reds came to Quang Tri to stay" [April 17, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: North Viets overrun Fire Base Yankee and block highways in highlands [April 24, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Viet National Cemetery a Busy Place" [April 24, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: U.S. aircraft forced down an unmarked spotter plane [April 24, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Reds hit Svay Rieng, Surrounding Villages" [April 24, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Northern Vietnamese take Highlands from Southern Vietnamese [April 26, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Helo's Angels save 9 Advisers" [April 26, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Viets pull back under Red Push" [April 26, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: An explanation of the North Vietnamese current offensive [April 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Youngsters look up to the Master Sergeant Walter Moore [April 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "11 Days in Jungle: Radios and Training saved Flier's life" [April 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "10 yanks reported killed in Helo" [April 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Captain Dobbins and unit escapes North Vietnamese captors after third try [April 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: N. Viets march towards showdown at Kontum [April 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "More F4's headed for S.E. Asia" [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Communist pressure increases around two southeastern Cambodian provincial capitals [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: People in Hue gather to protest the North Vietnamese offensive [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Korean President Park Praises ROKs in Viet [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Refugees fleeing Tan Canh village to escape Communists [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Advisers protest orders to abandon bases" [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Text of Nixon talk to Nation on Viet War" [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Adviser: Red Tide to hit Kontum City" [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Red drive slowed in Viet Highlands" [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Nixon: won't halt bombing" [April 28, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Student protests set off by [President Nixon's] Speech" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Hanoi delegate: Invasion? What invasion?" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Cambodia Clash kills 7" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "S. Viet losses soar" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Monsoon Nearing: Say rain to limit Red Push" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "The big battle for little An Loc" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Navy Gunners sink 3 N. Viet Attackers" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Hanoi rebuked for attacking while calling for peace talks" [April 29, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Reds rip through Viet line, push to Quang Tri Outskirts" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "[Vice President] Spiro lashes out at critics of Nixon" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "[Edward M.] Kennedy: Nixon has failed" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "More pullouts from Viet hinted for this summer" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "[General Maxwell D.] Taylor memoir 'lifts the lid' on 1963 Saigon Coup" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "[Navy destroyer] Higbee docks for repairs" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Campus protests flare" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Kontum citizens debating whether to leave or not [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Nixon will not bomb the North Vietnamese on DMZ line [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Red tanks, troops near Kontum" [April 30, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "[Columbia] Students evict [anti-war] protesters" [May 1, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: Grandmother plans her return to Vietnam's highland [May 3, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Refugees moved to Pleiku" [May 4, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: American adviser "get the hell out of [Kontum]" [May 5, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Fighting for Control of vital Highway 14 in the Vietnamese highlands [May 7, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Montagnard soldiers prepared to defend compound to death [May 7, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Fire base hit as War sneaks up in Pleiku" [May 12, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Another top general [Lieutenant General Ngo Dzu] fired by Thieu" article [May 12, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "2 French Priests reported crucified by Communists" [May 12, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Get out of Kontum [May 13, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: U.S. pulls Americans from Pleiku in anticipation of fighting in the central highlands [May 14, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Adviser reports B52 helped cripple 2 NVA Divisions" [May 18, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: S. Vietnamese troops fighting to open vital highway [May 19, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Americans patrolling around Pleiku despite ARVN's [May 23, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Comments from pilots patrolling Vietnam [May 23, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Reds beaten back at Kontum" [May 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Viet Sgt. escapes from Reds after 2 weeks of driving [North Vietnamese supply] bus" [May 27, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Viets take most of Kontum as Reds appear in retreat" [May 31, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Hospital spared by Reds" [May 31, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "[President] Thieu looks on as Viet tanks tackle Reds inside Kontum" [June 1, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Viets win part of Kontum" [June 2, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Bombers put a change in Reds' plans at Kontum" [June 9, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: Remembering John Paul Vonn [June 11, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Helo crash kills John Paul Vonn" [June 11, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Epitaph for Vann: He saw the truth and spoke it" [June 12, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Americans in S. Vietnam mourn loss of John Vann" [June 12, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "[General Westmoreland] mourns John Vann" [June 12, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "The strength and weakness of the ARVN" [June 18, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Nixon awards Vann Medal of Freedom" [June 18, 1972
  • Stars and Stripes Article re: North Vietnamese lose 400-500 tanks [June 20, 1972]
  • Stars and Stripes Article: "Saigon Consensus: Red drive a flop" [June 20, 1972]
  • Map Diagram
  • Oversize
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 128 newspaper clippings re: highway and highland fighting [May 8, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 129 newspaper clipping re: highway and highland fighting [May 9, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: newspaper clippings re: Kontum; pilots; jets [June 8, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 160 newspaper clippings re: Voting; Kontum; Hanoi; Phnom Penh [June 9, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 161 newspaper clippings re: voting; bombs [June 10, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 162 newspaper clippings re: John Paul Vann; Nixon; Pilots Association; B52's [June 11, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 164 newspaper clippings re: Nixon; politicians; jets/pilots [June 13, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 165 newspaper clippings re: Democrats/politicians; refugees; John Paul Vann; B52's [June 14, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 160 articles [April 29, 1972]
  • "Ready when you are, Mr. President" (Combat troops reactions to Nixon's announcement that 20,000 troops will be pulled out by July 1st)
  • "The All-or-Nothing Red drive and how the news people see it" (about Hanoi's all or nothing approach to ARVN and U.S. bases in I Corps Zone)
  • "Souvenir of Close Call: Case of low flying and high risk" (planes shot at by North Vietnamese when the planes are down low to the ground delivering supplies)
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 121 newspaper clippings re: Red Drive; Russ in talks with Hanoi; Cambodia [May 1, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 123 newspaper clippings re: refugees; Nixon; Cambodia; highway 1 [May 3, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 124 newspaper clippings re: North Vietnam troops; highway 1; Quang Tri [May 4, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 163 newspaper clippings re: Nixon; bombing/jets; John Paul Vann [June 12, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 155 newspaper clippings re: fleeing on highway 13 [April 24, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes Newspaper clipping re: "Flight to Kontum - A Mosaic of War" [April 27, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 120 newspaper clipping re: Quang Tri; helicopters; Cambodia [April 30]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: "Say Russ aided Paris talks while pouring arms to Hanoi" article [April 28, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: "Red advance chills a pacified province" article [April 28, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 125 newspaper clippings re: Thieu fires 2 Generals; effectiveness of air power in Vietnam; ROK's [May 5, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 126 newspaper clippings re: Kontum; Quang Tri; refugees; American weapons to Vietnam; Hue; highlands [May 6, 1972]
  • Pacific Stars and Stripes: Volume 28, Number 127 newspaper articles re: Kissinger; Highway 14; Quang Tri; Phnom Penh; Nixon [May 7, 1972]
18
Audio

3008AU2946 - Cassette – Interviews: Captain Carden, Captain Sepes, Major Givins, LTC Grant

3008AU2933 - Cassette – Interview: Captain Dobbins

3008AU2945 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Lovings, LTC Grant, LTC Gammon, LTC Bricker

3008AU2932 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Busch, Major Lovings

3008AU2936 - Cassette – Interview: LTC McClain

3008AU2934 - Cassette – Interview: Colonel Truby

3008AU2937 - Cassette – Interviews: Sergeant Ward, Captain Keller, Major Warmath

3008AU2938 - Cassette – Kontum 25 July 1972

3008AU2929 - Cassette – Interviews: SPC 4 Lea, SPC 4 Vogel, Sergeant Ward

3008AU2942 - Cassette – Interviews: SPC 4 Lea, SPC 4 Vogel, Sergeant Ward

3008AU2931 - Cassette – Interviews: Sergeant Ward, Captain Keller, Major Warmath

3008AU2935 - Cassette – Interview: Captain Stewart

3008AU2944 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Lovings, LTC Grant, LTC Gammon, LTC Bricker

3008AU2930 - Cassette – Interviews: Captain Carden, Captain Sepes, Major Givins, Captain Vinni

3008AU2940 - Cassette – Interview: LTC McClain

3008AU2943 - Cassette – Interviews: Major Burch, Major Lovings

3008AU2941 - Cassette – Interview: Captain Dobbins

3008AU2939 - Cassette – Interview: Colonel Truby

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96
Photographs

96 b&w, color – Vietnamese soldiers and military leadership (e.g. marching, in the jungle, setting up artillery, ceremonies, transporting materiel, conducting meetings, manning tanks, on patrol); an injured solider receiving a visitor; aerial views (e.g. Kontum, Polei Kleng, Dak Pek, Dak Seang, Ben Het, Tan Canh, Dak To, Plei Djereng – including satellite photos); Fire Support Bases (e.g. Brillo Pad, Dot, Bunker Hill, Mile High, Swinger, Roberts, Alamo); reporters; villagers (including children); street scenes, explosions; damaged buildings; troops landing in helicopter; an unidentified unit photo; portraits of Jack Heslin; Heslin doing office work; 8 x 10 inches

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1
Books

Thunder: Stories from the First Tour by Jack Heslin, 2018.

2
Maps

3008map0216 - Kontum and surrounding area

3008map0217 - Central Highlands

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20
Newspapers

Pacific Stars and Stripes: 1972: June 8, June 9, June 10, June 11 (2 copies), June 12 (2 copies), June 13, June 14, June 15, June 16, June 17, June 18, June 19, June 20 (2 copies), June 21, June 22, June 25, June 27

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Pub Credit Line
30080000000, John G. (Jack) Heslin Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 02 Oct 2018 [Updated: 07 Nov 2018]