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First Infantry Division Collection (1699) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16990000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of newsletters from the Vietnow Chapter in DuPage County and the Bridgehead Sentinel from the 1st Infantry Division detail both associations' events and interests. All materials date from the post-war period.

Added: 29 Nov 2005[Updated: 10 Oct 2008]
Herbert Schandler Collection (266) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2660000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two folders of documents and articles authored by Herbert Schandler and reviews of his materials document Herbert Schandler's service in the US Military during the Vietnam Conflict and his post-war research and publications about the war. Most materials date from the late war-era period and the post-war period and include reviews of Schandler's book, The Unmaking of a President: Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam .

Added: 05 Jan 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Robert F. Rae Collection (2545) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25450000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately one linear foot of slides, artifacts, letters, military documents, a map and a photograph documenting Robert F. Rae's service in Vietnam from 1966-1968. Of note in the collection are a set of letters and cards exchanged between Rae and his wife and other family members.

Added: 17 Feb 2015[Updated: 18 Feb 2019]
Charles H. Schmidt Collection (2447) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately one and a half linear feet of slides, photographs, artifacts, audio cassette tapes, periodicals, newspapers, appointment books, military documents, correspondence, and POW lists document Charles H. Schmidt's service as a chaplain during the Vietnam War and particularly his involvement helping the POWs during their return flights from North Vietnam in Operation Homecoming in 1973. The collection materials span from February 1967-July 4, 1983, with the bulk being from 1973. Items of special note are two editions of the Pacific Stars and Stripes. One is a special supplement for 1965 to 1972 that was distributed to the POW's on their Operation Homecoming flight. The other edition for March 18, 1973 is autographed by several POWs to include the longest held POW Major Floyd Thompson, Sergent Ronald R. Ridgeway, who had been declared dead and burried in a national cemetary in St. Louis, as well as Master Sergeant Harvey Gordon Brande, and Sergeant Robert R. Hille [?].

Added: 03 Jan 2012[Updated: 10 Jul 2018]
John Buesseler Collection (365) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3650000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately eight linear feet of documents, books, photographs, museum objects and periodicals document John Buesseler's service in the U.S. Military during the Vietnam Conflict. Materials of note include a framed lithograph of the Son Tay Raid (20 November 1970). Materials date from both the war and post-war periods.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Richard (Dick) Detra Collection (069) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0690000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately 23.5 linear feet of documents, moving images, photographs, slides, maps, books, electronic media, audio recordings, periodicals, and artifacts documenting Dick Detra's Vietnam War service, as well as the history of the Black Widows (188th Assault Helicopter Company) and Spiders (269th Combat Aviation Battalion) during the Vietnam War. A small proportion of the collection documents the activities of these units during the post 9/11 period.

Items of note in the collection include aerial photographs and maps of Camp Rainier (base camp for the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry), also known as Dau Tieng Base Camp, where Dick Detra was stationed during 1967-1968; personal recollections and histories of the 188th Assault Helicopter Company covering the period 1966-1968 written by Dick Detra and 188th AHC commander Lieutenant Colonel Jack O. Johnson; reports; and deceased personnel files for both the 188th AHC and 269th CAB. The collection contains numerous photographs of the units operating at various bases from 1968 to 1970. Artifacts of note include battle streamers and various patches from the units over time, including some from the post 9/11 period. The collection covers the period 1966 to 2011, with the coverage being predominately 1966-1970.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]