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

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
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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)
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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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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]
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