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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]
Mr. Charles Marr Pardue Jr Collection (545) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5450000000   (Click For More Item Information)

DD-214 documents Charles Marr Pardue, Jr.'s Air Force service, 1968-1972.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Robert B. Porter Collection (525) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5250000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Staff Sergeant Robert B. Porter's DD-214 and his AFMPC form 45 retirement order document his career in the United States Air Force document his 20 year service in the United States Air Force.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 24 Jul 2006]
Fain H. Pool Collection (523) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5230000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Fain Pool's DD-214 and printed photographs of Yokota Air Base, Japan, 1964 and a KB50 from the 421st Air Refueling Squadron document his 27 years of service in the United States Air Force from 1943-1970.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Glenn L. Patton Collection (580) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5800000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Distinguished Flying Cross citation and letter of congratulations from General Westmoreland presented to Glenn L. Patton

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 15 Dec 2006]
Preston B. Mayson, Jr. Collection (558) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5580000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of one manuscript titled Before the Echoes Fade: A Narrative of Personal Experiences, 93rd Evacuation Hospital Vietnam September 1966 - September 1967.

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 05 Jan 2009]
William Prochnau Westmoreland v. CBS Collection (350) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3500000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately 18 linear feet of microfilm, oral histories, correspondence, legal documents, book articles, military administrative documents, articles, transcripts, and other miscellaneous documents detail the 1984 William Westmoreland v. CBS libel case. The materials range in date from 1967 to 1985 and are organized by subject and alphabetized accordingly. Each folder is then arranged chronologically. The documents are in good to excellent condition.

Added: 01 Mar 2002[Updated: 01 May 2017]
Johnnie Peoples Collection (483) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4830000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Artifacts, photographs, negatives, articles, correspondence, and a CD-ROM of images document Johnnie Peoples' service with the 173rd Airborne Brigade 1/503rd A Company 3rd Platoon Weapons Squad, 1965-1966.

Added: 01 Mar 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
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]
Daniel Phillips Collection (1055) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10550000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Reproductions of documents, articles, newspaper clippings, letters, and certificates document Phillip's military service in Vietnam. Certificates include citations for Purple Heart, the bronze Star, an Army commendation with 'V' device medal, and a certificate of appreciation for service in the armed forces of the U.S., 1970-1982. Letters relate to Phillips's return to the United States, undated. Articles and clippings about military personnel in Vietnam, 1970-1972, undated.

Added: 01 Nov 2002[Updated: 03 Jan 2003]