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Dale Fillmore Collection (1154) Finding Aid

Item Number: 11540000000
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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 24 recorded letters from Dale Fillmore to his family during his two tours in Vietnam, 1967-1968 (Co. B, 229th Battalion (Assault Helicopter)) and 1970-1971 (242nd Aviation Company). The collection also contains approximately 1.5 linear feet of slides and letters home donated by Dale Fillmore. The letters were written during Fillmore's army basic training at Fort Polk, primary helicopter school at Fort Wolters, advanced helicopter school at Fort Rucker, and two tours of Vietnam. The materials are dated 1966-1971.

Dates

  • 1966-1971

Biographical / Historical

Dale Fillmore served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1967-1968 and 1970- 1971. He served with the Company B, 229th Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Cavalry Division as a communications officer, and then with the 242nd Aviation Company in Cu Chi.
Title
Finding Aid
Author
Rebecca Vollene
Date
2003-05-16
Length (Linear Feet)
2.5
Pages
1
Language of description
English
24
Audio

1154AU0939 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0940 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0941 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter #3
1154AU0942 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0943 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0944 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0945 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0946 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0947 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0948 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0949 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0950 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0951 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0952 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0953 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0954 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0955 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0956 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0957 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0958 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0959 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0960 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0961 Reel-to-Reel - Interview with Warrant Officer Dale Fillmore
1154AU0962 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family

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480
Slides

VAS085767-VAS086246. 480 slides depicting scenes from Vietnam including Cam Ranh Bay; Pleiku; An Khe; LZ English; the South China Sea; LZ Apache; Bong Son Plains; various helicopters and other aircraft; Phu Cat AFB; LZ Uplift; Highway 19; Hue, Perfume River; LZ Tombstone; Camp Evans; Khe Sahn; LZ Stud; Quang Tri; LZ Sharon; Phu Bai; LZ Sally; LZ Stallion; Ashau Valley; Kontum; and LZ Jane. Also includes scenes from an R&R trip to Australia.

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

Inventory

  • Friends of the B/229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Mailing List (no date)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Army Basic Training- Ft. Polk, LA to Home (4 July 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Army Basic Training- Ft. Polk, LA to Home (31 July 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Army Basic Training- Ft. Polk, LA to Home (1 August 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Army Basic Training- Ft. Polk, LA to Home (8 August 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Army Basic Training- Ft. Polk, LA to Home [19th Birthday Letter] (21 August 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Army Basic Training- Ft. Polk, LA to Home (27 August 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Wolters, TX, Primary Helicopter School to Home (24 August 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Wolters, TX, Primary Helicopter School to Home (31 October 1966; 1 November 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Wolters, TX, Primary Helicopter School to Home (4 November 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Wolters, TX, Primary Helicopter School to Home (9 November 1966)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Wolters, TX, Primary Helicopter School to Home (4 January 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Wolters, TX, Primary Helicopter School to Home (30 January 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Rucker, AL, Advanced Helicopter School to Home (22 March 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Rucker, AL, Advanced Helicopter School to Home (no date)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Ft. Rucker, AL, Advanced Helicopter School to Home (11 April 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at LZ English in Vietnam to Home [first tour of Vietnam, written before audio letters began] RE: B. Co. 229 Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Cavalry Division (27 August 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at An Khe, Vietnam to Home [first tour of Vietnam, written before audio letters began] RE: B. Co. 229 Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Cavalry Division (17 August 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at LZ English in Vietnam to Home [first tour of Vietnam, written before audio letters began] RE: B. Co. 229 Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Cavalry Division (1 September 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at LZ English in Vietnam to Home [first tour of Vietnam, written before audio letters began] RE: B. Co. 229 Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Cavalry Division (14 September 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at An Khe, Vietnam to Home [first tour of Vietnam, written before audio letters began] RE: B. Co. 229 Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 1st Cavalry Division; Saigon (1 November 1967)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Dak To, Vietnam to Home [first tour of Vietnam, written before audio letters began] RE: B. 229 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (21 November 1967)
  • Stars and Stripes article clipping about A Shau Valley, Vietnam (no date)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Vietnam to Home about pending medals [first tour of Vietnam, written before audio letters began] RE: B. 229 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division; Lightning Bug Mission (7 July 1968; 19 July 1968)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Phu Loi, Vietnam to Home [second tour of Vietnam] RE: Muleskinners (6 December 1970)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Camp Eagle, Vietnam to Home [second tour of Vietnam] RE: 179th Assault Support Helicopter Company; Duk To; Fire Support Base (11 April 1971)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Vietnam to Home [second tour of Vietnam] RE: Flight Platoon Commander; Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (8 May 1971)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Vietnam to Home [second tour of Vietnam] (15 May 1971)
  • Letter Home from Dale Fillmore at Vietnam to Home [second tour of Vietnam] RE: Tactical Operations Center (20 July 1971)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Vietnam to Home [second tour of Vietnam] (16 October 1971)
  • Letter from Dale Fillmore at Vietnam to Home [second tour of Vietnam] RE: Ft. Rucker; Ft. Lewis (26 October 1971)
24
Audio

1154AU0939 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0940 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0941 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter #3
1154AU0942 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0943 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0944 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0945 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family
1154AU0946 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0947 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0948 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0949 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0950 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife and Family
1154AU0951 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0952 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0953 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0954 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0955 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0956 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0957 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0958 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0959 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0960 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Wife
1154AU0961 Reel-to-Reel - Interview with Warrant Officer Dale Fillmore
1154AU0962 Reel-to-Reel - Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to his Family

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480
Slides

VAS085767-VAS086246. 480 slides depicting scenes from Vietnam including Cam Ranh Bay; Pleiku; An Khe; LZ English; the South China Sea; LZ Apache; Bong Son Plains; various helicopters and other aircraft; Phu Cat AFB; LZ Uplift; Highway 19; Hue, Perfume River; LZ Tombstone; Camp Evans; Khe Sahn; LZ Stud; Quang Tri; LZ Sharon; Phu Bai; LZ Sally; LZ Stallion; Ashau Valley; Kontum; and LZ Jane. Also includes scenes from an R&R trip to Australia.

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Pub Credit Line
11540000000, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 16 May 2003 [Updated: 08 Aug 2019]