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Admiral Emmett Tidd Collection (584) Finding Aid

Item Number: 5840000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Slides; Congressional Hearings from December 11, 2001; VVA Veteran, January/February 2004; slides; and various photocopied articles document Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd's naval career, his time as commanding officer of the USS Frank E. Evans, and the history of the USS Frank E. Evans in general. The copy of Congressional hearings from December 11, 2001 documents support for the Fairness to all Vietnam Veterans Act (page H9226).

Dates

  • 26 February 2002

Biographical / Historical

Emmett Tidd was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on October 6, 1923. He is the son of a retired Army Colonel. He attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman, graduating in 1945 with a B.S. degree. While there, he enlisted in the US Naval Reserve in December 1942 and was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit. On February 24, 1945, he was commissioned as an Ensign. In November 1953, Tidd transferred from the Naval Reserve to the US Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. Tidd became Chief of Staff and Aide to Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., commander of the U.S. Naval Force in Vietnam and Chief of the Naval Advisory Group, MACV, in May 1969. Tidd served in that position until the middle of 1970 when he received a promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral. On March 5, 1974, he was promoted to Vice Admiral.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
Pages
1
Location(s)
D055.5E; Periodical Collection; Slide Collection
1
Slides

VAS024786 - VAS024960: 175 slides documenting the naval carreer of Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd

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1
Serials

The VVA Veteran Vol. 24 No. 1 (January / February 2004) (2 copies)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D059.5 ]]

Inventory

  • 1 copy of the Congressional Record (December 11, 2001). Proceedings and debates of the 107th Congress, first session.
  • Photocopied articles about the USS Frank E. Evans
  • "U.S. Policy Toward South Vietnam 1973-1975 and the Evacuation from Saigon" by Dr. Richard D. Sears
  • "Examination of the Potential of the Exposure of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Personnel to polychlorinated Dibenzofurans Via Drinking Water" - A report to the Department of Veterans, Australia by the National Centre for Environmental Toxicology, Queensland Health Scientific Services
1
Slides

VAS024786 - VAS024960: 175 slides documenting the naval carreer of Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd

Click here to view all Slides
1
Serials

The VVA Veteran Vol. 24 No. 1 (January / February 2004) (2 copies)

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
5840000000, Admiral Emmett Tidd Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 26 Feb 2002 [Updated: 24 Mar 2006]