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Michael D. Shoemaker Collection (270) Finding Aid

Item Number: 2700000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot of newspapers, newspaper clippings, photographs, artifacts, slides, Dong notes, and military administrative documents detail Michael Shoemaker's military service during the Vietnam Conflict, 1966 - 1970. The bulk of the materials date from the war era, with a small portion dating from the 1980s.

Dates

  • 07 January 2002

Biographical / Historical

Michael D. Shoemaker was born in Lebanon, Indiana, in 1947. He volunteered for the U.S. Air Force in 1966. Of his total four years of service, one was spent in Southeast Asia where he held the rank of Air Force Special Security/E-4, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base from 1968 to 1969. He was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal as well as Vietnam Service Medals for his service. He was discharged at the rank of E-4 in 1970. After his service he attended the University of Missouri. Mr. Shoemaker is currently a member of both the Vietnam Veterans of America association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars association.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.25
Pages
3
Location(s)
Individual Collections-S; Museum Objects; Photograph Collections; Periodical Collection
7
Photographs

VA000031 - VA000032: Photograph of Michael Shoemaker
VA050898: Photograph of Squadron 3708, Lackland Air Force Base, October 1966
Photograph of Unit (Unknown)
Official Air Force black and white photograph of Michael D. Shoemaker
VA065857
47 photographs of Saigon in 1969
1 photograph of MIchael Shoemaker at the opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982

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2
Slides

56 color slides of Saigon in 1969
2 photographs of Michael Shoemaker at an award ceremony in 1970

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12
Museum Objects

270museum0237: 1876 Communications Squadron Bayonet
270museum0238: VVMF MIA Braclet for Lt. Gary Thornton
270museum0239: Shoemaker, M.D. 16882679 Tage
270museum0240: Modified Bullet
270museum0241: National Salute to Vietnam Veterans Button
270museum0242: Outstanding Service Plaque
270museum0246: Can Opener
270museum0244: U.S./R.V.N Flag Button
270museum0243: Astronaut Button
270museum0245: Dog Tag
270museum0247: 1968 Vietnam Pin
270museum0248: "Peace" Pin

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3
Serials

The Kansas City Times, April 30, 1975
Air Force News, October 29, 1969
Stars and Strips, September 20, 1969

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D059.4]]

Inventory

  • Bangkok R and R Booklet, 1969
  • Tommie's Tourist Agency, November 6, 1969
  • Pan American Menu
  • Immunization Certificate
  • International Certificates of Vaccination
  • Temporary Issue Receipt for "Body Armor"
  • Chieu Hoi Pass
  • 25 cent Military Payment Certificate
  • 10 cent Military Payment Certificate
  • 5 dong note
  • 10 dong note
  • Dedication of the Site, Kansas City Vietnam Veterans Memorial Found, May 28, 1984
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedication, Washington, D.C., November 13, 1982
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fountain Dedication, September 6, 1986
  • Reserve Order CA-064773, Honorable Discharge from Air Force Reserve
  • Selective Service System Registration Certificate for Michael Dean Shoemaker
  • Selctive Service System Notice of Classification for Michael D. Shoemaker
  • DD 214 for Michael Shoemaker
  • Military Training Certificate, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Michael Shoemaker
  • DD 44 Record of Military Status of Registrant and extract for Michael Shoemaker
  • DD 4 Enlistment Record for Michael Shoemaker
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, September 7, 1966
  • AF 337 Allotment Authorization to Start or Stop Allotments for Michael Shoemaker
  • Charge Clothing Request and Receipt for Michael Shoemaker
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, October 13, 1966
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, October 25, 1966
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, January 30, 1967
  • Certificate of Training for Michael Shoemaker, Communications Center Specialist Course
  • Cryptographic Access Certificate for Michael Shoemaker
  • Travel Voucher or Subvoucher for Michael Shoemaker
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, March 22, 1967
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, September 1, 1967
  • Authorization to Start, Stop or Change an Allotment
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, January 15, 1968
  • Request and Authorization for Change of Administrative Orders for Michael Shoemaker
  • Assignment and Travel Restriction, January 22, 1968
  • Duty And Travel Restriction
  • Personnel Action Request, June 18, 1968
  • Letter of Appreciation to Michael Shoemaker from Arthur B. Goulet, Chief of Telecommunications, January 26, 1968
  • Change of Duty Assignment, Personnel Action Request, March 26, 1968
  • Leave Authorization Balance Record, March 14, 1967
  • Request and Authorization for Temporary Duty - Military for Michael Shoemaker
  • Request for Authorization for Change of Administrative Orders for Michael Shoemaker
  • Statement of Personal History for Michael Shoemaker
  • Travel Voucher or Subvoucher for Michael Shoemaker
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, October 1, 1968
  • Request and Athorization for Permanent Change of Station - Military for Michael Shoemaker
  • Request and Authorization for Change of Administrative Orders for Michael Shoemaker
  • Request and Authorization for Permanent Change of Station - Military for Michael Shoemaker
  • Authorization to Start, Stop or Change an Allotment for Michael Shoemaker
  • Request and Authorization for Change of Administrative Orders for Michael Shoemaker
  • Request and Authorization for Permanent Change of Station - Military for Michael Shoemaker
  • Travel Voucher or Subvoucher for Michael Shoemaker
  • Personnel Action Request for Shoemaker, Michael, January 6, 1969
  • Personnel Action Request for Michael Shoemaker, January 9, 1969
  • Request and Authorization for Temporary Duty - Military for Michael Shoemaker, April 27, 1969
  • Request and Authorization for Change of Administrative Orders, April 24, 1969
  • Travel Voucher or Subvoucher, May 5, 1969
  • Request for Authorization for Permanent Change of Station - Military, October 8, 1969
  • Personnel Action Request for Michael Shoemaker, October 13, 1969
  • Permissive Orders for Out-Of-Country Travel for Michael Shoemaker et. al. October 18, 1969
  • Special Orders for Michael Shoemaker, November 8, 1969
  • Personnel Action Request for Shoemaker, Michael, February 3, 1970
  • Travel Voucher or Subvoucher for Michael Shoemaker, February 16, 1970
  • Personnel Action Request for Michael Shoemaker, March 10, 1970
  • Request and Authorization of Separation for Michael Shoemaker, September 4, 1970
  • Application for Shipment of Household Goods for Michael Shoemaker, August 6, 1970
  • Request and Authorization for Separation for Michael Shoemaker, October 1, 1968
  • Serviceman's Statement Concerning Application for Compensation from the Veterans Administration for Michael Shoemaker, August 17, 1970
  • Incoming/Outgoing Clearance for Michael Shoemaker, August 17, 1970
  • Letters to parents dating September 12-18th 1966
  • Letters to parents from The Air Force
  • Letters to parents dating March 9th 1967 to December 28th 1967
  • Postcard from San Francisco to parents dating April 1967
  • Letters sent to parents from January 6th 1968 to December 30th 1968
  • Letters to parents dating January 2 - December 7 1969
  • Hotel pamphlets from Vietnam
  • 2 small flyers in Vietnamese
  • 3 Requests for change of station: 2 dating March 11 1969, and one dating Dec 25th 1969,
  • Department of the Air Force Official Business Postcard dating October 26 1966
  • Letter to Mr. Shoemaker from Lt. Col. Richard G. Dunkin 20 Nov 1968
  • Letter of Appreciation to Michael D. Shoemaker January 26th 1968
  • Personnel Action Request 18 January 1968
  • Air Force Special Order Briefing Sheet (January 30, 1967)
  • Vietnamese Phrases Chart
  • Newspaper article from 7 Air Force News (October 29, 1969)
7
Photographs

VA000031 - VA000032: Photograph of Michael Shoemaker
VA050898: Photograph of Squadron 3708, Lackland Air Force Base, October 1966
Photograph of Unit (Unknown)
Official Air Force black and white photograph of Michael D. Shoemaker
VA065857
47 photographs of Saigon in 1969
1 photograph of MIchael Shoemaker at the opening of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982

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2
Slides

56 color slides of Saigon in 1969
2 photographs of Michael Shoemaker at an award ceremony in 1970

Click here to view all Slides
12
Museum Objects

270museum0237: 1876 Communications Squadron Bayonet
270museum0238: VVMF MIA Braclet for Lt. Gary Thornton
270museum0239: Shoemaker, M.D. 16882679 Tage
270museum0240: Modified Bullet
270museum0241: National Salute to Vietnam Veterans Button
270museum0242: Outstanding Service Plaque
270museum0246: Can Opener
270museum0244: U.S./R.V.N Flag Button
270museum0243: Astronaut Button
270museum0245: Dog Tag
270museum0247: 1968 Vietnam Pin
270museum0248: "Peace" Pin

Click here to view all Museum Objects
3
Serials

The Kansas City Times, April 30, 1975
Air Force News, October 29, 1969
Stars and Strips, September 20, 1969

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
2700000000, Michael D. Shoemaker Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 07 Jan 2002 [Updated: 22 Apr 2015]