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Claire Brisebois Starnes Collection (294) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2940000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of approximately one linear foot of materials including an audio tape, periodicals, newsletters, photographs, and documents detailing general information about the Vietnam Women Veterans Association. These materials include informational pamphlets and booklets from the war period and were received by the Vietnam Archive at the Vietnam Women Veterans Association reunion in San Antonio, Texas in 2001. The photographs were taken while Claire Starnes was on the staff of the publication titled MACV Observer, 1969-1971 (U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam). The photographs were ones that the publication decided not to use, and nclude photographs of a school bombing that took place near Tay Ninh in 1970. The bulk of the materials date from 1969-1971. Also included are 4 oversized photographs (no dates) depicting female soldiers performing various activities.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 11 May 2018]
Chip Seiple Collection (1515) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15150000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides and photographs document Chip Seiple's tour of duty in Thailand and Vietnam and his R&R trip to Hawaii in 1972.

Added: 01 Mar 2005[Updated: 12 Feb 2014]
Glen Simonsen Collection (698) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6980000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of newspaper clippings document the collision of the USS Frank E. Evans and the HMAS Melbourne.

Added: 18 Jun 2002[Updated: 16 Jul 2019]
William Szanyi Collection (667) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6670000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A DD214 form, orders, certificates, a combat data card, and a travel voucher document Lt. Col. William Szanyi's service in the United States Air Force in Vietnam, circa 1965-1967.

Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 02 May 2007]
Lewis M. Stern Collection (652) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6520000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs taken by Lewis M. Stern of Saigon in1975 and of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Danang, and Hanoi during the 1990s. Some of the photographs are of POW/MIA Technical Talks and meetings between the Presidential Envoy and senior Vietnamese officials form 1989-1993. Forty photographs primarily from Lewis M Stern's service as Director for Indochina, Thailand, and Burma in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (OASD/ISA) from 1988-2001

Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 09 Oct 2009]
Carmen Steigman Collection (635) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Photographs, articles, and a funeral program document the identification of remains, funeral mass and re-internment of Lt. Michael Blassie, the former Vietnam War Unknown Soldier.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 05 Jan 2007]
Leslie Smith Collection (719) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Videotape titled Stray Goose has some narration by Leslie Smith and includes 8mm film taken in Vietnam of the activities of the C-130. The film also includes footage of the first live dual C-130 pickup of two RVN soldiers using the Fulton Recovery System. For more information on the C-130, see the book The Praetorian Starship: The Combat Talon Story.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 02 Aug 2007]
Michael Sloniker Collection (885) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8850000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Over six linear feet of Daily Staff Journals, After Action Reports, Operation Reports, and Situation Reports from the 101st Airborne Division, particularly the 2/17 Cav (2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry) at Camp Eagle, January 1969 thru October 1971, and other related material photocopied from the National Archives and donated to the Vietnam Archive by Michael Sloniker. The collection also contains books, artifacts, VHS tapes, CDs, scrapbooks, and maps.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2017]
John M. Shaw Collection (739) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Letters and a report document government analysis of the battles of Dien Bien Phu and Khe Sanh, 1968-1972. The collection also contains MACV Monthly Summaries from 1968-1970.

Added: 22 Jul 2002[Updated: 07 Sep 2007]
Raymond Spiess Collection (736) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7360000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of reports, memos, personal data sheets, health records, special orders and administrative documents detailing Raymond Spiess' career in the United States Army, circa 1960 to 2001.

The collection also includes slides documenting Raymond Spiess' service in Vietnam as an SFC-E7 with the 5th Special Forces Group. The slides are dated 1963.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 25 Jun 2018]
Walter (Ike) Sowles Collection (963) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two poems written by Walter Sowles, 'Place of Honor' and 'Echoing Bugles' honor his fellow soldiers and was dedicated on November 11, 2000.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 28 Sep 2007]
Michael Sheets Collection (987) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9870000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Twenty-seven films created by the Department of Defense Motion Picture Team in 1969, approximately 80 photographs, including 12 proof sheets and caption data sheets created by Michael Sheets document U.S. military activities in Vietnam, October 1968 and undated.

Added: 26 Jul 2002[Updated: 08 Jan 2019]
James Schueckler Collection (835) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8350000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

CD-Rom contains a snapshot of The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial site (www.VirtualWall.org), 30 June 2002

Added: 06 Aug 2002[Updated: 25 Sep 2007]
Edwin Stevens Collection (1004) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10040000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two books: 1) A Pocket Guide to Vietnam. The first book is an updated pocket guide to Vietnam published by the Defense Department. It serves as a general guide for servicemen on the people, history, culture, geography, language and military forces in Vietnam. 2) An Introduction to Vietnam. The second book is an introduction to the history, politics, foreign relations, economy, education, intellectual and artistic expression, and religion of Vietnam. Published in 1969 by the Vietnam Council on Foreign Relations.

Added: 14 Aug 2002[Updated: 08 Mar 2017]
William Strobridge Collection (1014) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10140000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains manuscripts of articles that appeared in and printed issues of The Ivy Leaves, the official publication of the 4th Infantry (IVY) Division, 1980-1992. Included in the collection is an information booklet on aerial reconnaissance, photographs of Strobridge, and several periodicals containing articles related to Vietnam.

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 13 Jan 2016]
Lewis Sorley Collection (1016) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10160000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of Lewis Sorley's presentation at the 2006 Vietnam Center ARVN Conference and 'Remembering Vietnam' by Lewis Sorley, a lecture delivered at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. on April 30, 2002., document Lewis Sorley's recollections on his service and his continued interest in the Vietnam War.

Added: 28 Aug 2002[Updated: 14 Mar 2018]
Steve Sumrall Collection (1008) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10080000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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22 editions of The Jackstaff News, Febraury 1967-January 1968, a publication of U.S. Navy Support Activity, Saigon for Navy personnel in Vietnam.

Added: 28 Aug 2002[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Nikhil Santhi Collection (1024) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10240000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of printed material regarding 9 aircraft from Aircraft of the World published by International Masters, 1998. There is also a printed article by M. S. Venkataramani titled: The Operation Tailwing Tangle.

Added: 25 Sep 2002[Updated: 05 Dec 2002]
Thomas Shambo Collection (1049) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10490000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides document Shambo's military service in Vietnam and include images of Phang Rang, and Shambo and his dog, Ronald. The slides were created in 1967 and 1968.

Added: 28 Oct 2002[Updated: 13 Dec 2002]
Peter Shay Collection (1057) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10570000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Transcipt of oral history interview conducted by Peter Shay of Captain Clarence J. 'Jerry' Wages, U.S. Navy (ret.), commander of Riverine Operations, Rung Sat, Republic of Vietnam, 1969-1970, for the Naval Historical Foundation Oral History Program, 2002.

Collection: Peter Shay Collection

Added: 01 Nov 2002[Updated: 11 May 2017]
Richard D. Lakin Collection (1198) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11980000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of original and photocopied documents and photographs from the Department of the Army's investigation of an aircraft accident at Katum airfield, South Vietnam on January 2, 1968 when a UH-1C helicopter crashed into two UH-1H helicopters while attempting to land under poor visibility conditions.

Added: 07 Aug 2003[Updated: 13 Nov 2017]
Tom Flournoy Collection (1213) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12130000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Tom Flournoy Collection consists of one postcard depicting a Vietnamese ceremony. The postcard was sent from Vietnam by Tom Flournoy to Ted and Julia Saffell.

Added: 15 Sep 2003[Updated: 20 Mar 2018]
Duke Smith Collection (1210) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12100000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection consists of a CD Rom 'DASPO Shooters' that contains 27 photographs including DASPO photographers and offices in Korea and Vietnam in 1970 and a Power Point presentation.

Added: 16 Sep 2003[Updated: 16 Sep 2003]
Southeast Asia Army Security Agency Association Collection (1229) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12290000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

TANS Collection Volume 1, Collection of stories of members of US Army Security Agency, edited by John Klawittter, 2002.

Added: 22 Oct 2003[Updated: 22 Oct 2003]
John Darrell Sherwood Collection (1226) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12260000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Fast Movers: Jet Pilots and the Vietnam Experience by John Darrell Sherwood, Official Historian of the U.S. Navy. Two copies of a book written by John Darrell Sherwood titled Black Sailor, White Navy: Racial Unrest in the Fleet During the Vietnam War Era by John Darrell Sherwood documents the racial strife in the United states Navy during the Vietnam War era.

Added: 22 Oct 2003[Updated: 02 Jun 2017]
Nelson D. Salmon Collection (1240) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12400000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

U.S. Navy Union Jack 7 Flag and Commissioning pennant.

Added: 14 Nov 2003[Updated: 13 Jul 2004]
Randall Smith Collection (1243) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12430000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Photographs and 395 slides document Randall Smith and the 457th Troop Carrier Squadron USAF at Bangkok, Thailand; Soc Trang, Vietnam; and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.

Added: 01 Dec 2003[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Larry Schiff Collection (1250) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12500000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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This collection consists of 8 reels of 8mm film created by Schiff while serving in Vietnam. Footage includes Qui Nhon, 1966; Leper Colony Christmas Party; Bob Hope show in December, 1966; Da Nang air base; Manila, Philippines, 1967; Phu Cat air base; Nancy Sinatra / Jimmy Boyd show; Henry Fonda visit; 'Fishing Korean Style'; Picnic, Da Nang; Hawaiin Airlines employees at Phu Cat; Clark air base; Bus trip to Manila, 1967; Subic Bay Naval Base; Art Linkletter visits Clark air base; nad personal family films, 1966 - 1972 and undated.

Added: 02 Dec 2003[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
A. C. Sanders III Collection (1246) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12460000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

This collection contains some original poetry and prose by A.C. Sanders, III, entitled Remnants of War.

Added: 02 Dec 2003[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Donald Stiles Collection (1273) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12730000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Donald Stiles collection is composed of materials related to the Civic Action Program in Vietnam. Included in the collection is a Civic Action Psychological Operations Handbook from the 9th Infantry Division, May 1969; a Civic Action Program book that illustrates tasks and accomplishments of the 9th Infantry Division; Memoranda written by Stiles; and a series of photographs extracted from the Civic Action Program book.

Added: 04 Feb 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Thomas Striegler Collection (453) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4530000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Articles, military administrative documents, and a CD-ROM with scanned images document John Striegler's service in Vietnam as an Artillery Forward Observer, 1967-1968. Striegler also has an Oral History in the Vietnam Archive with the item number OH0009.

Added: 09 May 2007[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Ron Smith Collection (1306) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13060000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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A USS Mahopac cap and a baseball were collected from two USS Mahopac reunions, 5-6 March 2004 and 19-23 April 2006.

Added: 29 Mar 2004[Updated: 14 Nov 2006]
Jerry Schomotolocha Collection (1318) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13180000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The Jerry Schmotolocha collection is composed of a photocopy of DD-214 discharge document; Award of the Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster), December 9, 1966; and a letter from Paul Tilzey to Jerry Schmotolocha, October 2, 1996.

Added: 05 Apr 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
S. Lew Shelton Collection (1309) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Check. S. Lew Shelton was awarded this check for winning second place in a beard- growing contest onboard the USS Mahopac. The check is dated May 2, 1979, and is in the amount of $ 500.00 dollars.

Added: 12 Apr 2004[Updated: 03 Jan 2014]
Darryl (Bud) Skuce Collection (1332) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13320000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Film, audio, still image, artifacts, and manuscripts document Darryl Skuce's service and experiences on Swift Boats on the rivers and canals of South Vietnam from 1967 through his wounding on August 13, 1969. A narrative of Skuce's military biography describes his service in the United States Navy. Artifacts include a captured Viet Cong flag that was damaged when the crew of the boat Skuce was aboard detonated a mine in a canal. A photograph of the mine is included. A cassette tape contains common, every-day radio traffic from operations on PCF 43, which was destroyed in February 1969. Film footage shows Skuce's journey to Vietnam and what he saw from his position as a gunner on board PCF 71. Letters home from Skuce and an original poem describe how he felt during his service. Also included are six medals and service ribbons awarded to Skuce, including a Purple Heart for wounds he received while in action in August, 1969.

Added: 19 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Robert F. Szul Collection (1367) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13670000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

471 slides from Colonel Szul's service in Southeast Asia from August 1970-August 1971, predominately of southern Laos (Ho Chi Minh Trail), western Cambodia to the Mekong River to 20 miles north of Phnom Penh, and the Pleiku area of Vietnam, and also three audio cassettes, taped by Colonel Szul's Electronic Warfare Officer while on two B-52 missions over Hanoi during the Christmas raids of 1972.

Added: 12 Jul 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Ed Schramko Collection (1370) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13700000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

A Pocket Guide to Vietnam, Happy Happy Massage & Bar business card, three H.P. Turkish Bath & Massage business cards, South Vietnamese government publication warning against selling heroin (in Vietnamese), Guide to the National Museum in Bangkok, invoice from Young Designer's Jewelry, Thai currency conversion reference card, two menus for 1971 Christmas dinner in Vietnam, The Northern Log, The Northern Log (September 15, 1971.

Added: 13 Jul 2004[Updated: 14 Jan 2005]
Veterans Issues and Answers Collection (1277) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12770000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately eleven linear feet of 164 three-quarter inch U-Matic video tapes of the television program, entitled 'Veterans Issues and Answers', documents an array of veteran's issues. The videos are placed in the order in which they aired, October 27, 1991 through May 31, 1999, and include titles such as 'N.J. Vietnam Veterans Memorial', 'N.J. Agent Orange Commission', 'National League of Families for POW/MIA's', 'Dedication of the Vietnam Women's Memorial', 'Agent Orange- The Silent Killer', 'Suing the CIA - The Abandonment of American POWs', and 'Men of the Intrepid'. The tapes are in poor condition and will be digitized to help for preservation.

Added: 26 Jul 2004[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Allen W. Sims Collection (1395) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13950000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Less than one linear foot of artifacts, Sim's manuscript and published book edition of ^D'Ambush: Memories and Photos of a Combat Squad Leader^D>', twelve photographs, correspondence and photocopied North Vietnamese propaganda leaflets document Allen W. Sims service during the Vietnam Conflict, 1969-1970. The photocopied leaflets are from a portion of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev, Ukraine which documents Ukraine's involvement in the Vietnam Conflict. An English translation of the leaflets is also included and was translated by Suong Ives, who escaped from Vietnam after the Communist takeover and has lived in the United States for over 25 years.

Added: 04 Aug 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2006]
John Sciascia Collection (1394) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13940000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of approximately two linear feet of materials consisting of documents, photographs, videos, and books accumulated by John Sciascia. The materials relate to Sciascia and his fellow Vietnam War dog handlers and include Vietnam Dog Handler Association newsletters and articles concerning the dedication of a War Dog Memorial; calling cards; memorial service programs; pamphlets; correspondence; and clippings. The materials are dated 1994-2017.

Added: 04 Aug 2004[Updated: 04 Oct 2019]
Tran Si Hai Collection (1397) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13970000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Vietnamese books written by Tran Si Hai

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 09 Aug 2004]
Gary Snead Collection (1393) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13930000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection includes hundreds of personal letters from family and friends, including almost 300 letters and 51 audiotape letters between Snead and his fiance/wife, Laura Kathryn 'Kay' Surber. Military administrative documents including original orders, Squadron Bulletins, and other military forms; helicopter flight plans, schedules, logbook excerpts, and workbooks; newspaper articles and clippings; over 500 photographs and slides; artifacts; military newspapers and additional publications document Gary Snead's tour of duty with the Marine Light Helicopter Squadron - 367, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Vietnam, August 1968 to August 1969.

Collection: Gary Snead Collection

Added: 17 Aug 2004[Updated: 27 Sep 2019]
Cecil L. Shrader Collection (1411) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14110000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Copies of Colonel Cecil L. Shrader's military records document his service in the United States Army from 1959 to 1989. Photographs and two computer printed maps document Cecil Shrader's two tours of duty in Vietnam from July 1966 to May 1967 and January 1969 to March 1969.

Added: 18 Aug 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Weymouth D. Symmes Collection (1412) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14120000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Book titled War on the Rivers: A Swift Boat Sailor's Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta by Weymouth D. Symmes.

Added: 23 Aug 2004[Updated: 07 Apr 2008]
John Striegler Collection (1342) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13420000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two pair of Army boots donated to the Archive by John Striegler

Added: 11 May 2004[Updated: 09 Feb 2006]
James Pollock Collection (1343) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13430000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

CD-Rom of a presentation, and paper copies of the introduction and epilogue of the presentation, given first at the Library of Congress on July 15, 2003. The presentation is entitled United States Army Vietnam Combat Art Program.

Added: 11 May 2004[Updated: 17 Sep 2019]
Mr. Allen Suydam Collection (1347) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Correspondence, two issues of Tropic Lightning News, an old plane ticket, museum objects, military administrative documents and official orders, an Army enlistment book, a printed image of a National Liberation Front leaflet, and slides (with captions) all document Allen Suydam's service in Vietnam with the Army's 25th Infantry Division, 1968 - 1969.

Added: 15 Jun 2004[Updated: 01 Oct 2019]
Peter Swartz Collection (1353) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13530000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Books, field manuals, government documents and reports document U.S. Civil Affairs and psychological operations activity in Southeast Asia, primarily from 1965-1968, with some materials from 1969-1971.

Added: 16 Jun 2004[Updated: 25 Oct 2018]
Charles Shyab Collection (1363) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13630000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

C-rations and A Pocket Guide to Vietnam (Department of Defense, 1971)

Added: 22 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Lynn Steele Collection (1371) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13710000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides, military documents, and The Salina (Kansas) Journal Sunflower (March 23, 1980) document Steele's experiences serving in Vietnam with B and C Battery, 13th Artillery from March 1969 - April 1970.

Added: 29 Jun 2004[Updated: 03 Oct 2019]