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Michael & Dorothy Schafernocker Collection (484) Finding Aid

Item Number: 4840000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

A short biography, photographs, poetry, articles, a small United States flag and additional materials document Michael Schafernocker's service in the United States Navy in Vietnam from 1968-1969 as a member of the Seawolves, which patrolled the Mekong Delta and flew cover for PBR's, special forces, and SEAL teams.

Dates

  • 06 February 2002

Biographical / Historical

Michael Schafernocker joined the United States Navy in 1967. He served in Vietnam from July 1968 until his death on April 28, 1969. His helicopter (Seawolves) was shot down over Cambodia after it took direct hits from automatic weapon fire. Dorothy Schafernocker, Michael's mother, is a Gold Star Mother who has continued to assist Vietnam veterans in the post war period.
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Finding Aid
Pages
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Location(s)
Individual Collections-S, Photograph Collection, Museum Objects
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Photographs

VA025598 - VA025613

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1
Museum Objects

484museum0488: Small United States Flag with accompanying ID tag - MIke Schafernocker, Navy Seawolf, Door Gunner from Arlington, Texas, Died in Vietnam

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D059.3 ]]

Inventory

  • Biography of Michael Edward Schafernocker - - - - -
  • Four poems by Michael Schafernocker and 1 by Dorothy Schafernocker
  • Four poems, author unknown
  • Letter titled "Look God"
  • Note left at the Moving Wall in 1989
  • Newspaper article regarding the death of Michael Schafernocker
  • Newspaper article regarding Dorothy Scafernocker
  • Letter and article on honoring Michael Schafernocker
1
Photographs

VA025598 - VA025613

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1
Museum Objects

484museum0488: Small United States Flag with accompanying ID tag - MIke Schafernocker, Navy Seawolf, Door Gunner from Arlington, Texas, Died in Vietnam

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Pub Credit Line
4840000000, Michael & Dorothy Schafernocker Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 06 Feb 2002 [Updated: 18 Jul 2006]