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Ronald Picardi Collection (732) Finding Aid

Item Number: 7320000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Two CD-ROMs contain photographs, images of artwork, and edited transcripts of letters sent home that document Ronald F. Picardi's basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington and his service in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division, 1966-1967.

Dates

  • 22 July 2002

Biographical / Historical

Ronald F. Picardi was drafted and reported for processing at Fort Knox, Kentucky on 9 December 1965, most of basic training occurred at Fort Lewis. Picardi graduated from basic training and was assigned to the Fourth Infantry Division, 2-22nd on 25 February 1966. 22 September 1966 the Fourth Infantry Division 2/22 (mechanized) was shipped out via ship from Fort Lewis to Vietnam, arriving 13 October 1966 at Camp Bear Cat and attached to the 25th Infantry Division. While in Vietnam, Picardi participated in a number of different types of missions including, search and destroy, convoy duty, and regular combat patrols. In March of 1967, Picardi received his R&R leave and took in in Taiwan. Picardi left Vietnam for Home on 15 September 1967, and was officially discharged on 8 December 1971 with the Army Commendation Medal.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
1
Location(s)
Individual Collections-P; Cold Storage Vault
2
Electronic Media

732EM0115: CD-ROM of photographs, images of artwork, miscellaneous objects that document basic training and Vietnam and edited transcripts of letters sent home
732EM0213: CD-Rom produced by the donor that includes scans of his artwork (from time and Vietnam and current), photographs and slides of Vietnam, Taiwan and Fort Lewis, WA, newspaper articles and other documents detailing the 2/22nd, diary from 1 January 1965 to 31 December 1971, letters to family and friends

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.7 ]]

Inventory

  • Scanned page from a letter sent home with images of Viet Cong booby traps - Scanned image of Ny Dan Den Mountain, July 1967
2
Electronic Media

732EM0115: CD-ROM of photographs, images of artwork, miscellaneous objects that document basic training and Vietnam and edited transcripts of letters sent home
732EM0213: CD-Rom produced by the donor that includes scans of his artwork (from time and Vietnam and current), photographs and slides of Vietnam, Taiwan and Fort Lewis, WA, newspaper articles and other documents detailing the 2/22nd, diary from 1 January 1965 to 31 December 1971, letters to family and friends

Click here to view all Electronic Media

Pub Credit Line
7320000000, Ronald Picardi Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 22 Jul 2002 [Updated: 10 Aug 2007]