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Bill Carpenter Collection (696) Finding Aid

Item Number: 6960000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Bill Carpenter's memoirs and three CDs of photographs document his service with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division in 1967-1968. The three CDs in the collection contain photographs of the LRRPs of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam (January - April 1967); LRRP teams preparing for missions; David Ives, the first LRRP KIA; and Lurp the Wonder Dog, the only member of LRRP to serve the entire time the unit was in Vietnam. The collection also includes articles and personal narratives from US Army Rangers/LRRPs, poems, and newsletters accumulated by William Carpenter. These materials are dated 2016-2018, or are otherwise undated.

Dates

  • 1967-1968, 2001, 2016-2018, No Date

Biographical / Historical

Bill Carpenter served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division in 1967-1968. While in Vietnam, he volunteered for one of the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRP) attached to the Division.
Title
Finding Aid
Date
2002-06-12
Length (Linear Feet)
0.2
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-C, Cold Storage Vault
3
Electronic Media

696EM0193: 1st Air Cavalry Division Lurps - Vietnam 1966 - 67 (DVD+R)
696EM0194: 1st Air Cavalry Division Lurps - Vietnam 1966 - 67 (VCD)
696EM0195: 1st Air Cavalry Division Lurps - Vietnam 1966 - 67 (DVD-R)

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8
Newsletters

The Newsletter for the LRRP/Rangers of the 1st Cavalry Division During the Vietnam War: 2016: September (2 copies); 2017: January (2 copies), September (2 copies); 2018: January (2 copies)

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D057.5 ]]

Inventory

  • Bill Carpenter's Vietnam memoir written in December 2001 with a scanned copy of 1:50,000 map of his area of operations.
  • Articles and personal narratives written by and about US Army Rangers/LRRPs; poetry (2017, No Date)
3
Electronic Media

696EM0193: 1st Air Cavalry Division Lurps - Vietnam 1966 - 67 (DVD+R)
696EM0194: 1st Air Cavalry Division Lurps - Vietnam 1966 - 67 (VCD)
696EM0195: 1st Air Cavalry Division Lurps - Vietnam 1966 - 67 (DVD-R)

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8
Newsletters

The Newsletter for the LRRP/Rangers of the 1st Cavalry Division During the Vietnam War: 2016: September (2 copies); 2017: January (2 copies), September (2 copies); 2018: January (2 copies)

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Pub Credit Line
6960000000, Bill Carpenter Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 12 Jun 2002 [Updated: 26 Nov 2018]