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John Spence Collection (1122) Finding Aid

Item Number: 11220000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of material pertaining to John T. Spence's naval service during the Vietnam War, 1964-1966. Materials include U.S.S. CAVALIER (APA-37) adminitrative documents and yearbooks, a photo album and scrapbook, newspapers, 8 mm film, patches, medals, currency, a beret, and a U.S.S. CAVALIER plaque.

Dates

  • 31 March 2003

Biographical / Historical

John T. Spence was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 17th, 1941. He volunteered for the US Navy in 1963 and served for 3 years and 9 months, 2 of which were in Southeast Asia. He held the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class and was a Personnelman 3rd class during his service. Mr. Spence served onboard the USS Cavalier (APA-37). John T. Spence was discharged from the US Navy in 1967 and returned to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University where he received a BA in Pyshology.

Series

Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.2
Pages
1
Location(s)
D048.7A, Photograph Collection, Museum Objects, Cold Storage Vault
1
Photographs

VA030597 - VA030668

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1
Maps

1963 Business Map - Directory, City of Manila, Philippines

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9
Museum Objects

United States Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal Republic of Vietnam Service Medal National Defense Medal Vietnamese Campaign Medal One Dong Coin One Hundred Dong Bill Two U.S.S. CAVALIER Patches Ten Cent Military Payment
Certificate U.S. Navy honorable Discharge Pin U.S.S. CAVALIER Plaque Beret Framed Photograph of the U.S.S. CAVALIER
1122museum3212: Personnelman 3rd Class patch
1122museum3213: Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3214: Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3215: USS Cavalier Shoulder Patch
1122museum3216: White Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3217: White Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3218: Navy Scrapbook

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2
Moving Images

1122VI0997-1122VI0998: 8 mm film containing images of USS Cavalier conducting replinishment missions with the 57d Battalion US Navy H-34
1122VI2441: 8mm film of USS Cavalier voyage from San Diego to Hawaii

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1
Serials

Cavalier, June 1967

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1
Oral History

OH0648 Interview with John T. Spence

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Math Building, [M3.084.5C ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Math Building, [M3.043.6C ]]
  • Box 3 : [3 ] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D048.7]]
  • Box 4 : [4 ] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D048.7]]
  • Box 5 : [5 ] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D048.7]]
  • Box 1000: [1000] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D054.1 ]]

Inventory

  • Enlisted Personnel Scheduled to be Detached and to Report on Board, 1964 - 1965
  • Enlisted Personnel Scheduled to be Detached and to Report on Board, 1965
  • Reports of Enlisted Performance Evaluation, NAVPERS 792, 1965 - 1966
  • U.S.S. CAVALIER Notice 1301: Collateral Duties, 1964 - 1966
  • U.S.S. CAVALIER Crew Listed by State
  • On Board Allowance for Enlisted Rating Established by BUPERS 1080-14 Last Dated 28 May 64, August 1, 1964
  • History of U.S.S. CAVALIER
  • U.S.S. CAVALIER Radio Press, July 13, 1964
  • U.S.S. CAVALIER Radio Press, July 15, 1964
  • The CAVALIER Log, Volume 1 No. 1, October 1965
  • U.S.S. CAVALIER Reenlistment Handout Information, November 4, 1964
  • Information Concerning Visit to Kaohsiung, July 26, 1964
  • Information Concerning Visit to Subic Bay, July 31, 1964
  • Hong Kong Information, November 9, 1964
  • Roster of Officers on Board U.S.S. CAVALIER, November 3, 1965
  • Reference Materials Used in the Petty Officer Leadership Course (K-000-006)
  • Recommended Reading on Communism and World Affairs, November 25, 1964
  • Fleet Leadership School, Fleet Training Center, San Diego, California
  • Personnel Administration Reference Index and General Subject Classification Guide Prepared by Ship's Office, U.S.S. Cavalier (APA 37), July 8, 1965
  • SEAVEY - SHORVEY: Assignment from Sea to Shore
  • U.S.S. CAVALIER Yearbook, 1964
  • U.S.S. CAVALIER Yearbook, 1966
  • Armed Forces Information and Education -
  • Fact Sheet: Asia - The Crucial Arena, 1966
  • Fact Sheet: Cold War GI Benefits Program, 1966
  • Fact Sheet: Law Day, U.S.A., 1966
  • Fact Sheet: United Nations Day, 1966
  • Fact Sheet: Vietnam Questions and Answers, 1966
  • Blue Print for Aggression: The "People's War." May 31, 1966
  • Code of Conduct of the U.S. Fighting Man, December 23, 1964
  • NATO: Backbone of the Alliance, 1966
  • "Liberation" or Conquest? The Struggle in South Vietnam, 1965
  • General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, January 26, 1880 - April 5, 1964, 1964
  • Why Vietnam, 1965
  • What Can You Do to Fight Communism
  • The Promise of the New Asia: United states Policy in the Far East as Stated by President Johnson on His Pacific Journey
  • United States Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force
  • Assorted Documents
  • Holiday Greetings from John T. Spence
  • The U.S.S. CAVALIER APA-37 Welcomes You Aboard
  • Civil Disorder in Los Angeles
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Department of Defense publication titled "The Promise of a New Asia, United States Policy in the Far East as stated by President Johnson on his Pacific Journey"
  • Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel Instruction Sheets form 1964 and 1967
  • Description of film: 1122VI2441
  • Clippings and memorabilia from scrapbook
  • Original Newspapers and Clippings
  • Green Three-ring Binder
  • Photo Album that Originally Contains Photographs VA030597 - VA030668
  • John T. Spence Scrapbook
  • Training Watch Quarter and Station Bill Co. 301
1
Photographs

VA030597 - VA030668

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1
Maps

1963 Business Map - Directory, City of Manila, Philippines

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9
Museum Objects

United States Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal Republic of Vietnam Service Medal National Defense Medal Vietnamese Campaign Medal One Dong Coin One Hundred Dong Bill Two U.S.S. CAVALIER Patches Ten Cent Military Payment
Certificate U.S. Navy honorable Discharge Pin U.S.S. CAVALIER Plaque Beret Framed Photograph of the U.S.S. CAVALIER
1122museum3212: Personnelman 3rd Class patch
1122museum3213: Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3214: Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3215: USS Cavalier Shoulder Patch
1122museum3216: White Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3217: White Petty Officer 3rd Class patch
1122museum3218: Navy Scrapbook

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2
Moving Images

1122VI0997-1122VI0998: 8 mm film containing images of USS Cavalier conducting replinishment missions with the 57d Battalion US Navy H-34
1122VI2441: 8mm film of USS Cavalier voyage from San Diego to Hawaii

Click here to view all Moving Images
1
Serials

Cavalier, June 1967

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1
Oral History

OH0648 Interview with John T. Spence

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Pub Credit Line
11220000000, John Spence Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 31 Mar 2003 [Updated: 01 Oct 2019]