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I. Richard & Carol Verrone Collection (1080) Finding Aid

Item Number: 10800000000

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a newspaper articles from the News Observer (April 2004 and undated), Wall Street Journal (April 9, 2003 & April 4, 2005), the Wilmington Star-News (October 20, 2003), the Topeka Capital-Journal (December 11, 2003), and the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (January 19, 2003, February 4, February 23, 2003, March 14, 2003 and April 20, 2004). The undated article from the News Observer chronicles Ken Cory's personal experiences as a tunnel rat and radio operator during the Vietnam War. The April 2004 article from the news observer discusses the sacrifices made by Captain Henry T. Waskow during World War II and how Americans today need to appreciate the sacrifices made their soldiers in the Middle East. The January 19th article from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal describes the discovery of Captain Larry Lucas' remains in Laos in 1999 after he had been MIA for 33 years. The February 4th issue of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal contains an article on Everett 'Scoop' Hooper, a retired Marine and Vietnam Veteran, and an article on Dr. Richard Verrone and the Texas Tech Extended Studies Program. The February 23rd article from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal chronicles Fidel Castro's visit to Vietnam. The March 14th article from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal discusses a 900-mile motorcycle trek honoring Vietnam Veterans in Texas. The April 20th, 2004 article from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal discusses the former South Vietnamese General and Prime Minister Nguyen Khanh's visit to Texas Tech. The April 2003 article from the Wall Street Journal deals with Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Vietnam, and the April 2004 article from the Wall Street Journal covers the demotion of Marine Col. Joe D. Dowdy . The article from the Wilmington Star-News discusses possible atrocities committed by the Tiger Force unit of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division in the Central Highlands in 1967.


  • 16 December 2002
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
Individual Collections-V, Individual Collections-Oversized (D058.1D)
  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D059.6]]
  • 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]


  • Article: Out of the War: a Vietnam Veteran says recording his memories helps him come to terms by Kelly Starling-Lyons
  • "For Love and Honor," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, January 19, 2003
  • "Fidel Castro Treated to a Warm Welcome in Vietnam," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, February 23, 2003
  • "Texas Motorcycle Trek Honors Vietnam Veterans," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, March 14, 2003
  • "Newspaper Details Unit's Unpunished Viet Atrocities," Wilmington Star-News, October 20, 2003
  • Photocopy of "War is sacrifice, as we knew" by Joseph L. Galloway, The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, April 2004
  • Bon Appetit magazine article: "Top Destination, Ho Chi Minh City" (January 2006)
  • "Giving of Himself" and "Program Teaches Senior Citizens, Offers Readers Circle," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, February 4, 2003
  • "Body Count No Way to Determine Success of War," The Topeka Capital-Journal, December 11, 2003
  • "Former Vietnamese leaders say U.S. has not learned from Southeast Asia conflict," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, April 20, 2004
  • "Speed Trap: How a Marine Lost His Command In Race to Baghdad," The Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2004
  • "Survivor Finds Life After SARS Means Onset of New Ordeals," The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2003
  • "Other than Honorable" medal of honor dispute, 2006

Pub Credit Line
10800000000, I. Richard & Carol Verrone Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 16 Dec 2002 [Updated: 05 Mar 2019]