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Robert Lafoon Collection (1071) Finding Aid

Item Number: 10710000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

A scrapbook of collected materials documents Robert Lafoon's service with DASPO. Photographs make up the bulk of the scrapbook, but it also contains printed documents, press passes, newspaper photographs, etc. Published photos by Lafoon are represented in the Garrison newsletter and VFW magazine (May 1966). A book, Images of a Lengthy War, contains photos by Lafoon and other DASPO photographers. For preservation of the materials, the scrapbook has been disassembled, and the items kept in original order in acid-free folders.

Dates

  • 20 November 2002

Biographical / Historical

Robert Lafoon served in the infantry in an Armored Division at Ft. Hood, Texas, from February 1964 through April 1965. He then attended Army Photo School from May to September, 1965. Lafoon served as an Army still photographer for the Southeast Asia team at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, from September 1965 until March 1968. During his service with DASPO, Lafoon covered multiple operations in Vietnam. After leaving the Army Lafoon continued to serve in the Army Reserves and saw active duty in logistics during the Gulf War.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.3
Pages
1
Location(s)
D102.5A
1
Books

Images of a Lengthy War: The US Army in Vietnam by Joel D. Meyerson.

2
Photographs

VA029639 - VA029957. Also in the collection is one negative VAN003857
VA067729: Chief of Communications- Electronics Award for DASPO

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1
Newsletters

The Garrison (March 2001)

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1
Serials

VFW (May 1966)

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Inventory

  • Press passes
  • Letter from Harold Holt, the Prime Minister of Australia
  • Newspapers featuring Lafoon photos
  • Lafoon phoitos printed from the Internet
  • Award citation
  • Magazine covers featuring Lafoon photos
  • Propaganda leaflets in Vietnamese
  • DASPO correspondence
  • Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles
  • 5 Dong (Vietnamese currency) note given to Lafoon by Kermit Yoho shortly before Yoho was killed in action in 1966
  • The Garrison newsletter
  • VFW magazine
  • Images of a Lengthy War.
  • Sheets from the scrapbook with Lafoon's handwritten notes and descriptions of the photos.
1
Books

Images of a Lengthy War: The US Army in Vietnam by Joel D. Meyerson.

2
Photographs

VA029639 - VA029957. Also in the collection is one negative VAN003857
VA067729: Chief of Communications- Electronics Award for DASPO

Click here to view all Photographs
1
Newsletters

The Garrison (March 2001)

Click here to view all Newsletters
1
Serials

VFW (May 1966)

Click here to view all Serials

Pub Credit Line
10710000000, Robert Lafoon Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 20 Nov 2002 [Updated: 11 May 2017]