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Tom Sebens Collection (1588) Finding Aid

Item Number: 15880000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Newspaper articles concerning the deployment of the USS Richard B. Anderson to Vietnam in 1966; 1964-1965 West Pacific Cruise of the USS Richard B. Anderson, May 1965 issue of All Hands, and a navy shell fragment from Roi-Namur in the northern end of Kwajalein Lagoon documenting Tom Sebens tour of duty on the USS Richard B. Anderson from 1964 to 1965.

Dates

  • 01 July 2005

Biographical / Historical

Tom Sebens volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1959 and was trained as a radio operator. Sebens served a total of six years of active duty, serving aboard the USS Helena, USS Providence, and the USS Richard B. Anderson. While serving on the Anderson, it was on Patrol in the Gulf of Tonkin on Yankee Station from 1964-1965. Following his service in the Navy, Sebens served three years in the Central Intelligence Agency, some of the time in Vietnam.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.3
Pages
1
Location(s)
D054.1; D055.6; Museum Objects
7
Museum Objects

1588museum1610: navy shell fragment from Roi-Namur in the northern end of Kwajalein Lagoon
1588museum1702: Montagnard cross bow
1588museum1703: Montagnard bamboo arrows
1588museum1704: Montagnard woman's skirt
1588museum1705: Vietnamese villager hat
1588museum1706: MP-40 submachine gun
1588museum1707: MP-44 assault rifle

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D055.6 ]]
  • Box 1000 : [1000 ] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Newspaper clipping showing the unloading of the USS Richard B. Anderson's used powder casings off the shore of Vietnam (31 July 1966)
  • Seattle Post Intelligence newspaper clipping showing the USS Richard B. Anderson shelling the Batangan Peninsula of Vietnam (21 July 1966)
  • All Hands Magazine (May 1965) which includes a letter to the editor from Tom Stebens concerning holiday duty
  • USS Richard B. Anderson 1964-1965 WESTPAC cruisebook
  • Newspaper article "Dickie B in Action off Vietnam" (22 April 1966)
7
Museum Objects

1588museum1610: navy shell fragment from Roi-Namur in the northern end of Kwajalein Lagoon
1588museum1702: Montagnard cross bow
1588museum1703: Montagnard bamboo arrows
1588museum1704: Montagnard woman's skirt
1588museum1705: Vietnamese villager hat
1588museum1706: MP-40 submachine gun
1588museum1707: MP-44 assault rifle

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Pub Credit Line
15880000000, Tom Sebens Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 01 Jul 2005 [Updated: 14 Dec 2015]