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Michael Sheets Collection (987) Finding Aid

Item Number: 9870000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Twenty-seven films created by the Department of Defense Motion Picture Team in 1969, approximately 80 photographs, including 12 proof sheets and caption data sheets created by Michael Sheets document U.S. military activities in Vietnam, October 1968 and undated.

Dates

  • 26 July 2002

Biographical / Historical

Captain Sheets served with the 221st Signal Company, 69th Signal Battalion from September 1968-1969 in the Republic of Vietnam. He spent the first three months of his Vietnams service as a photo team leader and the rest of his tour as OIC US Army Team 'A', Department of Defense Motion Picture Team, under the operational control of MACV Office of Information. His MOS (8500, 8510 - Pictorial Officer, Motion Picture Director) allowed for extensive travel throughout all of the Republic of Vietnam. He then worked with the Hawaii detachment of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office from September 1969 to June 1972, where he served as OIC, photo team leader and detachment commander. He also had TDY assignments to the Republic of Korea, Thailand, and the Republic of Vietnam.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
1
Pages
2
Location(s)
Individual Collections-S, Cold Storage Vault, Photograph and Slide Collections
79
Photographs

VA030128 - VA030237

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1
Slides

VAS014046 - VAS014529

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27
Moving Images

987VI0648: Indiana Guard
987VI0649: USAID Housing Development
987VI0650: Electrification
987VI0651: Jetty
987VI0652: Biggest Ship
987VI0653: Hard Hat Diver
987VI0654: Divers
987VI0654: Karate Training
987VI0655 Floating Health Center
987VI0656: Mobile Information
987VI0657: Blood Donors
987VI0658: Blood Donors
987VI0659: Thai Radar Controller
987VI0660: Thai-US Radar
987VI0661: Fire Rescue
987VI0662: HH43 Pedro Firefight (Rescue)
987VI0663: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan
987VI0664: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan
987VI0665: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan
987VI0666: HELO (Floating Aircraft Engine) Repair Ship
987VI0667: AFKN (TV & Radio Keep Troops in Korea Informed and Entertained)
987VI0668: Soldier Dog TMS Along Korean DMZ
987VI0669: Mountain Climbing Taught at Camp Casey, Korea
987VI0670: Red Cross Inspects POW Camp
987VI0671: Inchon Bay
987VI0672: V.C. Weed Killer
987VI0673: Miscellaneous Footage

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1
Museum Objects

987museum5327 V-253-69 Chinese Marines Train Rigorously On Taiwan - 16mm Film Canister

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D059.4]]
  • 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D058.1]]

Inventory

  • NEWSFILM RELEASE , January 17, 1969 to October 29, 1969
  • Deptartment of the Army, Information Sheet, October 1970
  • Newspaper article, Agent Orange Victims Sought, January 22, 1980
  • Letter from Michael Sheets, September 25, 1981
  • Letter from Michael Sheets, June 24, 2002
  • Deptartment of Defense, NEWSFILM RELEASE (2 copies), undated
  • Julian Date Calender Chart (for Leap & Perpetual Years) , undated
  • Army Alpha (DOD Motion Picture Team) cover sheet, undated -
  • Photo captions for VA030159
  • Photo captions for VA030160
  • Photo captions for VA030161
  • Photo captions for VA030165
  • Photo captions for VA030166
  • Department of Defense, NEWSFILM RELEASES, March 26, 1969 to June 23, 1969
  • Museum Objects
79
Photographs

VA030128 - VA030237

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1
Slides

VAS014046 - VAS014529

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27
Moving Images

987VI0648: Indiana Guard
987VI0649: USAID Housing Development
987VI0650: Electrification
987VI0651: Jetty
987VI0652: Biggest Ship
987VI0653: Hard Hat Diver
987VI0654: Divers
987VI0654: Karate Training
987VI0655 Floating Health Center
987VI0656: Mobile Information
987VI0657: Blood Donors
987VI0658: Blood Donors
987VI0659: Thai Radar Controller
987VI0660: Thai-US Radar
987VI0661: Fire Rescue
987VI0662: HH43 Pedro Firefight (Rescue)
987VI0663: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan
987VI0664: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan
987VI0665: Chinese Marines Train Rigorously on Taiwan
987VI0666: HELO (Floating Aircraft Engine) Repair Ship
987VI0667: AFKN (TV & Radio Keep Troops in Korea Informed and Entertained)
987VI0668: Soldier Dog TMS Along Korean DMZ
987VI0669: Mountain Climbing Taught at Camp Casey, Korea
987VI0670: Red Cross Inspects POW Camp
987VI0671: Inchon Bay
987VI0672: V.C. Weed Killer
987VI0673: Miscellaneous Footage

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1
Museum Objects

987museum5327 V-253-69 Chinese Marines Train Rigorously On Taiwan - 16mm Film Canister

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Pub Credit Line
9870000000, Michael Sheets Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 26 Jul 2002 [Updated: 08 Jan 2019]