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Charles F. Rauch, Jr. Collection (482) Finding Aid

Item Number: 4820000000

Scope and Contents

Documents, booklets, and correspondence discuss Naval issues in Vietnam during Rear Admiral Charles Rauch's service in Vietnam from September 1968 to May 1970.


  • 06 February 2002

Biographical / Historical

RADM Rauch served in Vietnam from September 1968 to May 1970. On completion of his tour he was special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations (ADM Zumwalt) for several years and acted as liaison on his mini-staff for Vietnam matters. During the turning over of assets to the Vietnamese he established the acronym ACTOV (Accelerated Turnover of U.S. Navy Assets to the Vietnamese) and acted as staff director for ACTOV and also held the position of Senior Naval Advisor. As liaison he attended meetings between Adm. Zumwalt and Adm. Chon, the meetings were referred to as CZAR (Chon, Zumwalt and Rauch).

Language of Materials


Finding Aid
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D056.3E ]]


  • Memorabilia -
  • Programs from decommissioning/ commissioning ceremonies, several in Vietnamese, awards ceremonies, and concerts -
  • Speeches by Captain Khuong Huu Ba and Commodore Tran Van Chon to class 19 Midshipman Graduation (RVN) 27 Feb 1970 -
  • Booklet, US Naval Forces Vietnam, Naval Advisory Group (COMNAVFORV) -
  • Booklet, Commemoration of Establishment of R/F River Patrol Group, 16.10.1969 -
  • Booklet, The Navy in Vietnam -
  • Booklet, TET C-3 Vietnam -
  • Remarks and speeches by Vietnamese Staff Officers -
  • Roster of RVN Naval Unit Commanders -
  • Lunch and Dinner guest lists from various functions -
  • Itineraries for various ceremonies -
  • Letters of Condolence for KIA sailors and officers -
  • DOD Biographic report on RADM Tran Van Chon RVN
  • Correspondence to and from CAPT. Rauch in his position as Senior Naval Advisor -
  • Report, Problem Areas in the Expansion of the Vietnamese Navy -
  • Point Paper, Vietnamese Navy Welfare Programs -
  • Flow Chart, Naval Command, Operational Control, and Area Coordination relationships with personnel photos -
  • Speeches and papers by ADM Tran Van Chon -
  • Letter from Capt. Pham Manh Khue, Commander of the Evacuation Fleet, 6 May 1975
  • Key papers on the progress of ACTOV

Pub Credit Line
4820000000, Charles F. Rauch, Jr. Collection, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 06 Feb 2002 [Updated: 17 Jul 2006]