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Paul Kasper Collection (562) Finding Aid

Item Number: 5620000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Over three linear feet of slides, audio tapes, and CD-Roms (four pertain to the 9th Infantry Division and one contains Bob Hope audio files) document Kasper's experience with the 9th Infantry Division.

Dates

  • 28 March 2002

Biographical / Historical

Paul Kasper was born in 1948 in Elyria, Ohio. In 1965, he volunteered for the United States Army and served a total of six years before being discharged in 1971. One of the years was spent in Southeast Asia in III and IV Corps (1967-1968), where Kasper served with the 9th Infantry Division Mobile Riverine Force (MRF) as a Specialist Four, working in demolitions and with the flamethrower. He was involved in both Operation Junction City and the Tet Offensive of 1968 and received the following medals/citations: the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. After being discharged in 1971, Kasper joined the American Red Cross and later became a police officer. He is a member of the following veterans' organizations: Vietnam Veterans of America Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Silver Rose, the 9th Infantry Division Society and the Mobile Riverine Force Association.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.0
Pages
1
Location(s)
D103.6C; Library; Slide Collection; Cold Storage Vault
1
Books

United States Army Ninth Infantry Division, Vietnam: Art and Photography 1966-1967

1
Slides

196 slides taken by Kasper during his tour of duty

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5
Electronic Media

562EM0005: Paul Kasper images
562EM0215: 9th Infantry Division Tape #1
562EM0216: 9th Infantry Division Tape #2
562EM0217: Bob Hope Audio Files
562EM0545: Images from Paul Kasper's service with the 9th Infantry Division Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam, 1967-1968

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11
Moving Images

562VI1782: AFVN: John Rydgren (Tape 1)
562VI1788: AFVN: Sgt. Pepper
Paul A. Bottom
562VI1791: AFVN: Sgt. Pepper
Old Radio Quiz Shows
562VI1824: AFVN: Bloopers
AF Capt. Interview
History of AFVN/T&C
562VI1833: Paul Bottoms interview about being on AFVN
562VI1861: Wolfman Montage
562VI1981: Wolfman on AFN

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3
Audio

562AU118-125: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics
562AU403-429: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics
562AU1725-2086: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D103.6C ]]

Inventory

  • Miscellaneous Training Booklets
  • Guide to Viet Cong Boobytraps and Explosive Devices
  • Your Conduct in Combat Under the Law of War
  • M113/M113A1 Service Vehicles: Preventive Maintenance
  • Functioning and Malfunctions, Gun, 105-MM, M68: U.S. Army Armor School, June 1966
  • Miscellaneous United States Army Topical Booklets
  • Troop Topics 1966: Army Missions Unlimited
  • Troop Topics DA PAM 360-216: The Airmobile Division
  • Historical Account of the Military Police Corps Regiment: Assault on the American Embassy Tet 1968 by T.L. Johnson and M.R. Himes
  • Department of the Army Vietnam Studies: Sharpening the Combat Edge: The Use of Analysis to Reinforce Military Judgment
  • Department of the Army Vietnam Studies: Riverine Operations, 1966-1969
  • Department of the Army Field Manual FM 9-16: Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance, July 1981
  • Department of the Army Field Manual 21-15: Care and Use of Individual Clothing and Equipment
  • War-Material Presumably in Service in North Vietnam, Volume 1
  • War-Material Used by Viet Cong in South Vietnam, Volume 2
  • Department of the Army Field and Technical Manuals
  • Technical Manual 9-1276: Cal. .30 Carbines M1, M1A1, M2, and M3
  • Field Manual 5-31: Boobytraps, September 1965
  • Field Manual 31-35: Jungle Operations, September 1969
  • Department of the Army Field Manuals
  • Field Manual 23-67: Machinegun 7.62-MM, M60, October 1964
  • Field Manual 23-8: U.S. Rifle 7.62-MM, M14 and M14E2, May 1965
  • Field Manual 23-11: 90MM Recoilless Rifle, M67, July 1965
  • Department of the Navy Booklet, NAVMC 2614: Professional Knowledge Gained From Operational Experience in Vietnam, 1965-1966
  • Department of the Navy Booklet, NAVMC 2614: Professional Knowledge Gained From Operational Experience in Vietnam, 1965-1966 (second copy)
  • Protocol Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam
1
Books

United States Army Ninth Infantry Division, Vietnam: Art and Photography 1966-1967

1
Slides

196 slides taken by Kasper during his tour of duty

Click here to view all Slides
5
Electronic Media

562EM0005: Paul Kasper images
562EM0215: 9th Infantry Division Tape #1
562EM0216: 9th Infantry Division Tape #2
562EM0217: Bob Hope Audio Files
562EM0545: Images from Paul Kasper's service with the 9th Infantry Division Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam, 1967-1968

Click here to view all Electronic Media
11
Moving Images

562VI1782: AFVN: John Rydgren (Tape 1)
562VI1788: AFVN: Sgt. Pepper
Paul A. Bottom
562VI1791: AFVN: Sgt. Pepper
Old Radio Quiz Shows
562VI1824: AFVN: Bloopers
AF Capt. Interview
History of AFVN/T&C
562VI1833: Paul Bottoms interview about being on AFVN
562VI1861: Wolfman Montage
562VI1981: Wolfman on AFN

Click here to view all Moving Images
3
Audio

562AU118-125: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics
562AU403-429: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics
562AU1725-2086: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics

Click here to view all Audio

Pub Credit Line
5620000000, Paul Kasper Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 28 Mar 2002 [Updated: 27 Oct 2011]