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Robert Simonsen Collection (2691) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26910000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of less than a quarter of a linear foot of daily staff journals of the 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry 'Black Nights' in Vietnam from March 1969 to January 1970. Also included is less than a quarter of a linear foot of photographs and documents regarding KIA from 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division. The materials include clippings, yearbook pages, and biographical casualty data. The materials are dated 2015, 2018, or are otherwise undated.

Added: 03 Jun 2015[Updated: 10 Feb 2020]
Joseph Parnar & Robert Dumont Collection (2388) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23880000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of manuscript material comprising a tribute book for USAF (United States Air Force) pilot Colonel Wayne Wolfkeil put together by Joe Parnar and Robert Dumont. The volume contains the story and images of Col. Wolfkeil, his crash in Laos, and the Bright Light SAR (Search and Rescue) operations undertaken by the SOG (Special Operations Group) personnel, including the one led by Sfc. George (Wilson) Hunt of Spike Team Maine that reached the crash site two weeks later. Also included are copies of the documents Mrs. Anne Wolfkeil received from the military regarding the search for her husband and his official MIA/KIA status; his biographical entry from the P.O.W. Network website, a letter his son David wrote about his father to a reporter for the Northwest Florida Daily News in 2010, and an article on Col. Wolfkeil by Gordie Jones appearing in Lancaster (PA) Online in 2013. Also included in the collection is a published book written by Jerry Krizan and Robert Dumont entitled 'Bac Si: A Green Beret Medic's War in Vietnam. The book is the story of Sergeant Jerry Krizan, a medic assigned to Special Forces Camp A-331 in the III Corps tactical zone, 10 miles from the Cambodian border.

Added: 09 Jan 2012[Updated: 25 Jan 2016]
Neal Creighton Collection (1183) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11830000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of reproductions of original documents including: a photograph of Creighton while serving as Commanding Officer of the 3/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; a list of American WIA and KIA as a result of an ambush along Highway 20 from action taking place on July 21, 1967; Valorous Unit Citation awarded to the 3/11th ACR for action during Tet; Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 3/11th ACR for action between March 12 and April 1, 1968; written recommendation for the Presidential Unit Citation (11 pages); and a report on a return trip to Vietnam in March, 1998, to the area of operations of the 3/11th ACR during the war years.

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
James W. Lanning Collection (3018) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30180000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of approximately a quarter of a linear foot of materials documenting James Lanning's Vietnam service during 1967 as CO of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. The materials include clippings/excerpts; materials commemorating a gathering of Company C at Fort Benning, GA to honor 1st Lt. Bill Farmer, Artillery FO (e.g. KIA lists, images, articles/clippings, correspondence, excerpts of after action reports, personal narratives/notes), and A Journey: The Daily Record of an Infantry Rifle Company in Combat in Vet Nam, with Maps, March - September, 1967 (e.g. personal narratives, after action reports, maps/diagrams, clippings/excerpts/articles, WIA/KIA lists, POW reports, images, operational reports, award citations, correspondence, unit histories, rosters). The materials are dated 1966-1968, 1972, 2001, 2007, and 2015-2018.

Added: 06 Nov 2018[Updated: 06 Nov 2018]
Daniel Pope Collection (1007) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10070000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Collection consists of many photographs, both from the war and from reunions. Also present are memorial documents of the Company E (Long Range Patrol) and Company C (Ranger) Association, Inc. and the 75th Infantry Association, association administration documents, photocopies of official military documents, correspondence, minutes of association meetings, a roster of confirmed service, operational reports, year-end summaries, award citation documents, and other military and association records.

Added: 16 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Jan 2011]
David Westphall Veterans Foundation Collection (2211) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22110000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over 40 linear feet of notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, brochures, newsletters, correspondence, videotapes, flags, meeting minutes, financial material, and other administrative material document the David Westphall Veterans Foundation which was established by Victor Westphall to create the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel (now the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park) at Angel Fire New Mexico on 22 May 1971 in memory of his son David Westphall, a United States Marine who was killed in an ambush at Con Thien on 22 May 1968. The inclusive dates of the collection are from the beginning of construction of the Memorial in 1968 until its ownership was transferred to the State of New Mexico in November 2005. 5 boxes of material from this donation relating to Victor Westphall and the state of New Mexico were transferred to Southwest Collections at Texas Tech University. There are document folders within the collection that will not be digitized.

Added: 16 Jan 2013[Updated: 30 Oct 2019]
Charles F. Rauch, Jr. Collection (482) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4820000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Documents, booklets, and correspondence discuss Naval issues in Vietnam during Rear Admiral Charles Rauch's service in Vietnam from September 1968 to May 1970.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 17 Jul 2006]
Andrew J. Hudson Collection (2256) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22560000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Audiotape contains recordings of a firefight on 14 September 1969 on Highway 311 several miles south of Fire Support Base Buttons and Song Be City in which Sergeant Donald Sidney Skidgel was killed. Less than a quarter of a linear foot of typed transcript of the aforementioned recording that includes an introduction, index to radio call signals use, glossary, epilogue, and map. A copy of the Operational Report for August 1969 for Troop D, 1st Squadron (Airmobile), 9th Calvary, 1st Calvary Division (Airmobile), which contains the report with additional details, elaborations, corrections and classifications provided by Andrew Hudson. Three rememberences: one for First Lieutenant Michael Herman Thomas, one for Sergeant Donald Sidney Skidgel, and one for Private First Class John Anthony Halladay; these men were killed in action on September 14, 1969. All three rememberences were written by Andrew Hudson.

Added: 16 Oct 2009[Updated: 27 Jun 2012]
Robert Norlan Daughtrey Collection (068) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0680000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One folder of documents detail Robert Norlan Daughtrey's service in the United States Air Force, 1954-1975, including his service in Vietnam from April 1965 - February 1973, seven years of which were served in North Vietnamese prison camps. The materials originate from the war era up through the 1990s and include explanations of Air Force awards received by Daughtrey, newspaper clippings about the POW issue, and a description of artist Wilson Hurley's portrait of Daughtrey.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 16 Mar 2017]
Frank Gwazdauskas Collection (2994) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29940000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of less than a quarter of a linear foot of documents and slides documenting Frank Gwazdauskas' service as a veterinary technician with the 34th Infantry Platoon Scout Dogs. The materials include scout dog handler training documents, a Christmas pamphlet, correspondence, a list of canine KIA, reports, notes, personal accounts, and organizational clothing and equipment records. The materials are dated 1967-1968.

Added: 22 Aug 2018[Updated: 11 Jul 2019]
Milton N. Matheson Collection (2162) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21620000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One photograph of Milton Noris Matheson.

Added: 14 Nov 2008[Updated: 14 Nov 2008]
James (Butch) Morris Collection (152) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1520000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of newspaper clippings, Vietnamese money, a 1969 meal card, an Ace of Spades called card, a short poem by PFC Earl M. Bailey, a pocket guide to Vietnam and a memorial service program document James ^D'Butch^D>' Morris' service in Vietnam. The bulk of the newspaper articles deal with the 1970 trial of four Marines for the death of 16 Vietnamese civilians at Song Thang and the memorial service program is for members of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines killed-in-action (KIA).

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 10 Mar 2006]
Barry Brown Collection (029) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0290000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Just over two linear feet of photographs, one museum artifact, and various documents detail Barry Brown's service in the United States Army, 1967-1971. All materials are primary source materials from the Vietnam Conflict era and include correspondence, manuscripts, military documents and orders, awards and medal citations, patches, campaign ribbons, and efficiency reports. A notable object in the collection is the 2.75 Folding Fin Rocket museum artifact.

Added: 07 Nov 2001[Updated: 14 Feb 2019]
Carol Thompson Collection (2390) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23900000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than half a linear feet of letters written to Carol Thompson (Carol Heller during the war) from various soldiers and marines who fought during the Vietnam War in 1965-1966 that she adopted as pen pals.

Added: 19 May 2011[Updated: 21 Sep 2011]
William B. (Buck) Lanier (2082) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20820000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photocopies of two articles written by Buck Lanier discuss his experiences as a reporter for the Press-Telegram for a total of 22 months from 1966-1970 reporting from Vietnam. One article is a reprint of an article Lanier wrote on 21 December 1969 about the My Lai massacre.

Added: 29 May 2008[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]
Bill Carpenter Collection (696) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6960000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Bill Carpenter's memoirs and three CDs of photographs document his service with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division in 1967-1968. The three CDs in the collection contain photographs of the LRRPs of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam (January - April 1967); LRRP teams preparing for missions; David Ives, the first LRRP KIA; and Lurp the Wonder Dog, the only member of LRRP to serve the entire time the unit was in Vietnam. The collection also includes articles and personal narratives from US Army Rangers/LRRPs, poems, and newsletters accumulated by William Carpenter. These materials are dated 2016-2018, or are otherwise undated.

Added: 12 Jun 2002[Updated: 26 Nov 2018]
William E. Jones Collection (2338) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23380000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of military records, certificates, articles, and photographs document William E. Jones service with the 388th Tactical Wing in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Also included in the donation are records that identified Jones' remains when they were returned to the United States in 1985. Jones was shot down over North Vietnam on 5 January 1968 and was then listed MIA and later declared dead in 1976.

Added: 04 Jan 2011[Updated: 26 Jun 2013]
John B. Konek Collection (2786) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27860000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of documents donated to the archive by John B. Konek. The documents include the combined unit history of the 350th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron and 100th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing from July 1966 through June 1968. The unit history also includes supporting documents for the above units to include message traffic, performance reports, etc. These units were operating the Ryan Model 147 reconnaissance drone. Also included in the collection is a list of documents about Killed in Action (KIA), body not recovered members of the Air Rescue & Recovery Squadron in Vietnam. These documents include the name of the deceased, their rank, date of lost, birth date, unit of assignment, and details of their loss/last sighting. The collection also includes selected appendices from a Combat SAR Study (Office of the Chief of Naval Operations) and a 4th Infantry Division Operational Report - Lessons Learned for the period ending 31 January 1969. The materials are dated 1966-1970.

Added: 18 Apr 2017[Updated: 12 Nov 2019]
U.S. Army Aviation Museum Volunteer Archivists Collection (1684) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16840000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than half a linear foot of documents, photographs, CD-ROMs, VHS tapes, and a book collected by George Miller and the other volunteer archivists at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama that document the Vietnam War. Documents include Vietnam War Era Survey Questionnaire, history of 121st Assault Helicopter Company 1963-1969, and pamphelt on the Viet Cong.

Added: 21 May 2010[Updated: 29 Jan 2016]
E. Q. (Skip) Fahel Collection (2170) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21700000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one and a half linear feet of maps, slides, photographs, film, military administrative documents, and articles document Elpidio Q. (Skip) Fahel's two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion (Mech), 22nd Infantry from April 1967-April 1968 and the 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 11th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division from September 1969-September 1970.

Added: 04 Nov 2009[Updated: 15 Jan 2020]
Dorothy Villegas Collection (2209) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22090000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of correspondence, photographs, and articles document Dorothy Villegas' charity work during the Vietnam War which included holding yard parties for hospitalized veterans in Carpentersville, Illinois; participating in Operation Mailtech where she wrote letters to soldiers in Vietnam; and donating to orphans in Vietnam.

Added: 29 Mar 2010[Updated: 01 Jun 2010]
Dan Young Collection (2382) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23820000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately three linear feet of photocopies from microfilm and CDs of Daily Staff Journals, Morning Reports, Force Status Reports, map overlays, and Casualty Lists from the 196th Light Infantry Brigade; 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry; 123rd Maintenance Battalion; 1st Battalion, 73rd Artillery; and, 1st and 2nd Battalions 81st Armor Regiment. Also included in the donation is a 1:250,000 scale Joint Operations Graphic (Air) map of Da Nang. The materials are dated 1965-1971.

Added: 20 May 2013[Updated: 03 Apr 2019]
Gerard S. Tomczak Collection (3047) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30470000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of approximately 1.25 linear feet of materials documenting Captain Gerard Tomczak's service with the 525th Military Intelligence Group, United States Army Vietnam in Gia Dinh Province near Saigon between October 1966 and September 1967. Other subjects include Tomczak's temporary duty assignment with the 191st Military Intelligence Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division at An Khe and a visit to the 196th Light Infantry Brigade Forward Headquarters at Tay Ninh near the Cambodian border. The materials include flyers/pamphlets (including propaganda); periodicals; newsletters; fact sheets; Viet Cong Use of Terror (U.S. Mission in Vietnam study); contact lists; clippings; detainee cards; newspapers; a greeting card; photocopies of maps (e.g. Saigon facilities, Ho Chi Minh City); artifacts; photographs; slides; images; a certificate of honorable service; VC/NVA Employment of Mines & Booby Traps (booklet); Chien Cu (VC/NVA weapons and equipment identification handbook); military orders (e.g. TDY, release from active duty, appointment to court martial); correspondence and letters of appreciation; personal recollections; list of VC tactics; POW handling instructions; memos; reports; award citations; service records; and notes on KIA Captain George Horsman. The materials are dated predominately 1963, 1966-1969, and 1975.

Added: 11 Jun 2019[Updated: 17 Sep 2019]
Frank Greco Collection (095) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0950000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Book, documents, and a CD-ROM of scanned images taken by Frank Greco document his tour of duty in Vietnam with Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observation Group Command and Control Central (MACV/SOG-CCC) from 1969 to 1970.

Added: 05 Dec 2001[Updated: 02 Mar 2006]
Michael Lemish Collection (2322) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23220000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of military records, medical studies, articles, and photographs related to various K-9 operations during the Vietnam War to include mine, tunnel, scout, tracker and sentry dogs used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.

Added: 29 Oct 2010[Updated: 25 Sep 2019]
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: General Files (293) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2930000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately 9 linear feet of documents, photographs, newsletters, newspapers, serials, museum objects, and microfiche donated to the archive by Mike Law and other members of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA). The collection contains two different series of materials. First is official VHPA business papers, including correspondence, executive council meeting minutes, membership reports, and reunion planning materials. The second series of materials is incoming correspondence from individual members. This correspondence contains personal narratives about individual members' service in Vietnam, and in many cases includes copies of historical documents from each member’s own unit and/or their research such as unit histories, rosters, flight school materials, newspaper clippings, artifacts, photographs, calling cards, DOD certificates of vaccination, helicopter flight test guides, synthetic flight training system information/operation guides, instrument procedure guides, helicopter regulation questions, selective service notices of classification, military orders, certificates, and firsthand accounts. The materials are dated 1954-2016.

The collection also includes training materials donated to the archive by William J. Fitzgerald. The training materials are booklets from the United States Army Primary Helicopter School at Fort Wolters, Texas.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 16 Jan 2019]
Jerry L. Harlowe Collection (2117) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21170000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of approximately 14 linear feet of artifacts and other materials including coins, currency, captured NVA/VC equipment, Montagnard items, newspapers, a scrapbook and other ephemera collected by Jerry Harlowe during his service in the United States Air Force in Vietnam 1968-1970 and purchased after his service at various garage sales and flea markets.

Added: 26 Jun 2008[Updated: 07 Feb 2020]
LCDR Jack Graf Memorial Collection - Naval Intelligence Liaison Officers (NILO) Collection (1955) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19550000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of a Joint Task Force Full Accounting (JTFFA) Report photocopy documents Lieutenant Commander John George (Jack) Graff being listed as POW/MIA after being shot down in the Third Coastal Zone of South Vietnam on 15 November 1969, his attempted escape in January 1970, and the discovery of his remains in Cuu Long Province by JTFFA.

Added: 12 Apr 2007[Updated: 04 Oct 2019]
McMurry University Killed-in-Action Collection (147) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1470000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Four linear feet of 87 short biographies document the service of 80 US Military personnel who served and died in Vietnam. The biographies were written by McMurray University students for the History class HIS 2300: A Survey of American History Since 1865, taught by Dr. Frazier. The collection was donated by Frazier and the History Department of McMurray University, located in Abilene, Texas, and is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Added: 05 Nov 2001[Updated: 23 Feb 2017]
William Thomas Marshall, Jr. (3010) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30100000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Contains about 5.25 linear feet of materials accumulated by Tom Marshall including documents, a poster, maps, artifacts, moving images, periodicals, photographs, newsletters, a book, and electronic media. The materials include records pertaining to his military service, including his deployment as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam from 1970-1971; records pertaining to the research and publishing of his book, The Price of Exit (as well as the production of the accompanying film The Price of Exit: Anthology); drafts of his other writings including his planned second book Woodstock One-Three; letters written to his wife from Vietnam; and records pertaining to Marshall's involvement in getting a monument dedicated to the VHPA installed at Arlington National Cemetery (including a replica of the monument). Other topics covered by the materials include the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord, LZ Lolo, Lam Son 719, and Charlie Horse. The materials are dated 1966-1977, 1986-2002, and 2006-2018.

Added: 09 Nov 2018[Updated: 28 Mar 2019]
Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division Collection (2405) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24050000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of approximately one linear foot of documents, and newspapers donated to the archive by Douglas Young. The documents consist of morning reports and unit rosters for C Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. The morning reports date from 1965 through 1971 with the bulk of the material dating from 1965 through 1969. The rosters are from 1965 through 1967. The collection also contains copies of articles about the unit from various papers, and military newspapers.

Added: 02 Feb 2017[Updated: 06 Dec 2017]
David DeChant Collection (1185) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11850000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Collection consists of photographs; slides; artifacts; newsletters; periodicals; newspaper and magazine articles; VHS tapes; oral history; memoir on CD-ROM; press releases; correspondence; Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial documents; Packet from Vietnam Veterans' International Reunion in Melbourne, Australia, October 12-15, 1988; Information on the National Salute to Vietnam Veterans Candlelight Vigil, November 10-12, 1982 at the National Cathedral; Documents from the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program; Documents from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Design Competition; Documents from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and various documents concerning Vietnam Veterans after the war.

Added: 10 Jul 2003[Updated: 06 Jun 2019]
Brigadier General Edwin H. Simmons Collection (405) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4050000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of official photographs document Bigadier General Edwin H. Simmons' two tour of duty in Vietnam, 1965-1966, 1970-1971. All photographs date from these two date spans and are 8x10 prints with captions.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
35th Infantry Regiment Association Collection (2385) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23850000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately four linear feet of Daily Staff Journals, After Action Reports, and Operation Reports-Lessons Learned primarily from the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade in Vietnam, 1966-1970.

Added: 06 Dec 2012[Updated: 30 Jan 2020]
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA) Collection: Unit Histories - 1st Aviation Brigade (303) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3030000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately three and a half linear feet of ORLL, After Action Reports, individual recollection of units, and other types of unit history and information document the history of the 1st Aviation Brigade's involvement in the Vietnam Conflict. The docuemnts are organized by the official Order of Battle for the United States Armed Forces.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 07 Jun 2006]
Gary Jestes Collection (116) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1160000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over three linear feet of books, photographs, museum artifacts, VHS tapes, newsletters, periodicals, correspondence, articles, and clippings document Gary Jestes' service with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, 187th Infantry, 1969-1972, and his continued interest and involvement in post-war Vietnam issues. Materials range in date from the war era up through the present, though the bulk of the materials are from the post-war era. Notable materials are association materials and newsletters for the Screaming Eagles, Dog Handlers and 101st Airborne Associations and a list of the Airborne Divisions' soldiers killed-in-action (KIA).

Added: 25 Feb 2002[Updated: 16 Dec 2019]
Patrick Hagopian Collection (2581) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25810000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of approximately nine linear feet of research materials accumulated by Patrick Hagopian while writing his book The Vietnam War in American Memory: Veterans, Memorials and the Politics of Healing. The files are dedicated to Vietnam War memorials with the bulk of the collection centered on fourteen memorials: the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire, New Mexico; the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dallas; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri; the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial; the Washington State Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Olympia; the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial; the Vietnam War Memorial in the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial; the Rhode Island State Vietnam War Memorial; the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Thetford, Vermont; the New York City Vietnam Veterans Memorial; the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Frankfort; and the Vietnam Women's Memorial in Washington D.C. The collection also includes individual files on memorials from all over the United States, foreign memorials, and local visits of the Moving Wall, a smaller-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

For most of the fourteen memorials mentioned above, Hagopian traveled to the memorial and collected news clippings and publicity pieces about the memorials, photocopies of
organizational records such as meeting minutes, press releases issued by the memorials, press packets and commemorative packets given out by the memorials at their dedication ceremonies, concept and architectural drawings, and correspondence regarding the creation and maintenance of the memorials as well as appreciation letters written to the memorial staff. In the case of the Pittsburgh and Rhode Island memorials, the materials were sent to Hagopian by the memorial planners. Also included are Hagopian's hand written field notes used while conducting research at the various sites, and copies of visitor questionnaires and interviews conducted by Hagopian while at the memorials. The smaller files contain clippings, correspondence, and information that Hagopian collected about numerous other memorials throughout the country, but which were in most instances not featured in the book. A few of the files also include examples of other memorials commemorating the American Civil War and the Persian Gulf War. The materials are dated 1969-2006, predominately 1980-2006.

Added: 28 Sep 2018[Updated: 25 Oct 2018]
Sedgwick Tourison Collection (286) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2860000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately forty-nine linear feet of books, maps, audio tapes, CD-ROMS, and various documents concerning the American POW/MIA issue and South Vietnamese commandos who were captured during covert operations in North Vietnam. The collection is divided into eight series: Reports and Briefings, Collected Data, Assorted Documents, Legal Documents, Memoranda and Correspondence, Internal Administrative Documents, and Articles and Book Excerpts. The Reports and Briefings include reports to the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs concerning the commandos as well as investigations on the role of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the matter. The remaining series discuss further evidence supporting the claim that the South Vietnamese Commandos and some American POW/MIAs were left behind in Vietnam. The materials include the testimony of Tourison, a retired military intelligence officer, before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 19, 1996, as well as the

Added: 05 Jan 2002[Updated: 28 Jan 2020]
Garnett Bell Collection (1127) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11270000000   (Click For More Item Information)

POW / MIA research material; National Vietnam Research Center Office Files; correspondence; Defense intelligence Agency documents; Foreign Broadcast Information Service documents; POW / MIA fact-books; Indochina monographs; Viet Cong / North Vietnamese Army glossaries; CICV documents; photocopied and hand written notes; and other miscellaneous documents. Non-manuscript material includes books, photographs, maps, periodicals, newsletters, and videotapes.

Added: 25 Mar 2003[Updated: 15 May 2019]
Paul Cecil Collection (252) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2520000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately seven and a half linear feet of books, photographs, slides, museum objects, film, audio, periodicals, microfilm, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, journals, studies, oral history transcripts, and official military materials document a broad range of topics related to Operation Ranch Hand, the Ranch Hand Association and issues related to herbicidal usage during the Vietnam Conflict. Topics include support for and against the use of herbicides, studies conducted on the use of herbicides, lawsuits against its use, Veterans Administration treatment of Vietnam Veterans, their objections with the United States government and chemical and germ warfare.

Materials of interest in this collection are the DAAR Reports, or Daily Air Activity Reports for Operation Ranchhand. These daily reports show the map coordinates of spray missions, the type of agent used, number of gallons sprayed, number of hits the spray aircraft sustained during the mission and grid coordinates of the enemy fire, flying conditions experienced during the mission, and if the mission was aborted the reason(s) why. The units mentioned in the report are the: 309th Air Command Squadron, 315th Air Commando Group, 12th Airborne Command and Control Squadron, and the 12th Special Operations Squadron. Also included with the reports are handwritten notes.

Materials in this collection date from 1960 to the present and are primarily organized in their original order.

Added: 05 Nov 2001[Updated: 17 Jul 2019]
Philip C. Gutzman Collection (2600) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26000000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of approximately 58 linear feet of research materials used by Philip Gutzman to write three reference books on the Vietnam War: Vietnam: a Visual Encyclopedia; Vietnam: Naval and Riverine Weapons; and the Dictionary of Military Acronyms. The materials include documents, books, microforms, photographs, slides, moving images, periodicals, and artifacts. The collection contains excellent reference material on all topics and time periods of the Vietnam War and would be useful for scholars as well as military veterans looking for official military documentation and battle accounts.

The materials include the book Dusterman Vietnam: Story of the Last Great Gunfighters: Transcripts from My Vietnam Diary and Memoirs by Joseph M. Belardo. Joseph Belardo was the United States Army 1st Field Force, Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 44th Artillery, Mobile Combat Team, Body Recovery Combat Attachment to the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force, 3rd Marine Division from August 1967 to August 1968.

The books in the collection contain many useful reference manuals on military weapons and equipment. The documents in the collection cover a wide variety of formats including military reports (e.g. Operation Reports – Lessons Learned, After Action Reports); study and analysis papers written by scholars and research institutions like the RAND Corporation; military training documents; special reports; bibliographies; and Department of the Army field manuals. These materials originated from a variety of institutions including the Army War College, the National Archives, the U.S. military, the RAND Corporation, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), and Gutzman’s own service in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

These materials cover the time period from the Viet Minh and the First Indochina War through the end of the Vietnam War with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 through 1975. Major subjects covered by these materials include insurgency/counterinsurgency; Special Forces; prisoners of war; herbicides/defoliation; psychological warfare; tactical air support; tank warfare; Thailand; Laos; Cambodia; Montagnards and Vietnam’s ethnic minorities; naval and riverine operations; military slang and terminology; Vietnamization; terrorism; the Viet Cong; guerilla warfare; refugees; military weapons and weapons systems; nuclear weaponry; pacification; military medicine and first aid; logistics and support; and reports and analyses of various battles of the Vietnam War.

Added: 20 Jan 2016[Updated: 11 Feb 2020]
Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA) Collection (1849B) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1849B0000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection contains 63 linear-feet of immigration applications, correspondence, and general office documents. The collection consists of Orderly Departure Program (ODP) Application Files, which document evidence of eligibility for immigration to the U.S. and other countries through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) ODP, correspondence sent to and from the FVPPA, planning documents for reunions and celebrations, and general office documents. These records include: ODP application forms; sponsor letters; prisoner release documents; personal letters; photos; civilian identification papers; passports; birth, marriage, and death records; educational certificates; military records; minutes; agendas; legal documents; and other relevant documents.

Collection Introduction
The Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA) campaigned for the release of re-education camp prisoners in Vietnam. The association’s records
document the individual stories of approximately 3,702 applicants for the ODP. In its work on behalf of political prisoners and refugees, the FVPPA undertook a public awareness campaign, an outreach program, and also acted as an information center for Vietnamese immigrants.

Provenance of the collection
In March of 2012 Mrs. Khuc Minh Tho, President and co-founder of the FVPPA, donated to Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Archive 63 linear-feet of documents created and collected by the FVPPA.

ODP Application Files Introduction
The application files are not in alphabetical order. The files are arranged in the order in which they were found in the original donation.

The applications contain individual documents that date from 1905 to 2001. The documents include: ODP applications; letters of introduction (LOI) from applicants and/or their sponsors; Vietnamese political prisoners’ Certificate of Release from re- education camp; personal letters; letters from family members; letters from sponsors; photos of applicants and their family members; copies of passports; copies of exit visas; copies of Vietnamese identification cards; residency and household records from an applicant’s local Vietnamese police department; marriage, birth, and death records; educational certificates; military training certificates; military awards; professional training certificates; letters of recommendation for employment; humanitarian operation (HO) papers; copies of alien resident cards; copies of Social Security cards; and medical records. When necessary, documents with personal information such as Social Security numbers and/or medical information have been removed and replaced with sanitized copies of documents.

Notes about Vietnamese names
The names of the applicants are written in the Vietnamese order: last name/surname, middle name, first name. If the applicant had a known alias it is noted on the file.

The name of the principal applicant is the name given on the file. The names of family members will also be listed. If the widow of a deceased principal applicant applied, the file is listed with her name first, followed by that of her deceased husband. If the children of a principal applicant were orphans when they applied, the file is listed under their names. Dates will be given in day-month-year order.

The files range from 1985-1999. The majority of application forms are from 1989- 1994. Another large group of applications are from 1996-1999 after the McCain Amendment (Section 595 H.R. 3540) was enacted in July of 1996, the majority of which are found in boxes 24-26. Most Amerasian applicants are found in boxes 24- 26.

An application form contains: the applicant’s name and date of birth, IV and VEWL numbers, their Vietnamese address, their sponsor’s name and date of birth and contact information; the relationship between the sponsor and the applicant; the
contact information of the closest relative(s) or acquaintance(s) of the applicant in the
U.S. and Vietnam; the military rank or U.S. employee position of the applicant; the names, addresses, and dates of birth of family members the applicant wished to have emigrate with them; and the dates and names of the re-education camp(s) in which the applicant was incarcerated.

Correspondence Files Introduction
The Correspondence series consists of 6 linear feet of letters, faxes, and emails sent from and to the FVPPA from 1974 to 2011.

The Correspondence series is organized into Incoming Correspondence and Outgoing Correspondence. The files within the series are arranged alphabetically by last name.
Vietnamese names have been put in order of first name, middle name, and surname to prevent confusion when viewed alongside English names.

Events, Interviews, and Speeches Files Introduction
The Events, Interviews, and Speeches series consists of 7 linear feet of documents from 1984 to 2012. The documents include planning documents and correspondence for events held or sponsored by the FVPPA, interviews of Khuc Minh Tho, and speeches given at the various events. The bulk of the collection pertains to the American Appreciation Day held in Houston, Texas in July, 1999, the Vietnamese Political Prisoners Reunion held in Dallas, Texas in October, 2008, and the Remember Our Heroic Father’s Day held in Washington, D.C., in June 2009.

The Events, Interviews, and Speeches series is organized by event, followed by speeches and then interviews. The events are arranged by the date of the event while the speeches and interviews are arranged by date if given.

Office Files Introduction
The Office series consists of 12 linear feet of documents from 1984 to 2010. The documents include minutes of meetings, agendas, FVPPA Board of Directors Election meetings, financial documents, reference and research material, template documents, contact lists, and general office documents. Important subjects include the McCain Amendment, Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia, resettlement to Canada, and the Amerasian Homecoming Act.

The Office series is arranged by the subseries mentioned above with each subseries in date order.

Added: 05 Aug 2013[Updated: 02 Oct 2019]