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William G. Kroger Collection (2916) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29160000000   (Click To View)
 Collection
Added: 07 Nov 2017[Updated: 07 Nov 2017]
Diem Kratzke Collection (2958) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29580000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

The collection consists of one copy of Unforgettable Kindness (Những Tấm Lòng Nhân Ái) by Cung Thi Lan.

Added: 12 Apr 2018[Updated: 12 Apr 2018]
Richard Koone Collection (2331) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23310000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Vietnam War era aluminum packboard, probably used for carrying items such ammunition or water cans.

Added: 12 Aug 2010[Updated: 16 Aug 2010]
Gary A. Koegler Collection (2306) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23060000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Edited letters between Gary A. Koegler and his parents that range from Koegler's stint in Boot Camp in 1967 through his tour of duty in Vietnam with the 6th Battalion, 84th Artillery and later the 7th Battalion, 13th Artillery 1968-1969.

Added: 16 Aug 2010[Updated: 16 Aug 2010]
Edward C. Kraft, Jr. Collection (1967) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19670000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Agent Orange related articles, documents, letters, health studies, newsletters, and a pair of jungle boots donated by Ed Kraft.

Added: 10 Sep 2010[Updated: 22 Sep 2010]
Elaine Reminger Koznarski Collection (2373) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23730000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately half a linear foot of correspondence and photographs exchanged between Elaine Reminger Koznarski and various soldiers during the Vietnam War, 1967-1970. Reminger is her maiden name and is the name written on the letters.

Added: 11 Nov 2010[Updated: 15 Nov 2010]
Burton Brooks Witham, Jr. Collection (2236) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22360000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately one half a linear foot of artifacts, photographs, articles, and an oral history transcript document Burton Brooks (B. B.) Witham's service in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and his service as President of the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association, 1972-1976.

Added: 11 May 2011[Updated: 22 Aug 2012]
Henry J. Kenny Collection (2193) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21930000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately one linear foot of slides, photographs, and documents from Henry J. Kenny's tour of duty in Vietnam and his work with the House Select Committee on Missing Persons in Southeast Asia including their trip to Southeast Asia in December 1975 and his trip to Vietnam with Leonard Woodcock, President of United Auto Workers, for President Jimmy Carter's Presidential Commission on POW/MIA matters in 1977.

Added: 25 Oct 2011[Updated: 23 Jul 2012]
Khuc Minh Tho Collection (2346) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23460000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Book and DVD commemorate the Family of Vietnam Political Prisoners Association's (FVPPA) convention in Dallas on 3-5 October 2008.

Added: 31 Oct 2011[Updated: 20 Mar 2018]
Gordon R. Kennedy Collection (2431) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24310000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Copy of the End of Tour Report by Major General Homer D. Smith for the U.S. Defense Attache Office, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam, 1975.

Added: 03 Jan 2012[Updated: 14 Sep 2012]
William Kindred Collection (2572) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25720000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

One paper copy and one electronic copy of a comprehensive list of Fire Support Bases (FSB) and Landing Zones (LZ) used in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This list is a part of William Kindred's GoogleEarth map he created to represent all of the areas used by the U. S. during the Vietnam War and includes the names of the bases with corresponding latitude, longitude and grid coordinates, map numbers, dates of use, and the names of units who used the base.

Added: 04 Jun 2013[Updated: 19 Oct 2017]
Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association (FVPPA) Collection (1849B) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1849B0000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

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.

Arrangement
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.

Arrangement
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.

Arrangement
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.

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

Added: 05 Aug 2013[Updated: 08 May 2017]
Daniel M. Kurtzman Collection (2618) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26180000000   (Click To View)
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Approximately one linear foot of documents, newsletters, museum objects, newspapers, and periodicals donated to the Vietnam Archive by Daniel Kurtzman. The materials were gathered by Kurtzman while he was the director of the Washington, D.C. Strike Center set up by the National Student Association. Mr. Kurtzman was active in the anti-war movement and collected pamphlets on Vietnam War, chemical weapons, McCarthy campaign materials, materials about the Kent State shooting, including a letter written to Mr. Kurtzman with an eyewitness account by a photographer present at the shooting, calls for student/university strikes and sit ins, press releases, statements and papers put out by various student protest organizations in the Washington DC area, calls to action for America's youth to change the government, pamphlets and flyers inviting people to join various marches and peace rallies, information about the Roger Priest court martial for printing a protest newspaper

Added: 25 Mar 2014[Updated: 06 May 2014]
Gary L. King Collection (1415) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14150000000   (Click To View)
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Two artifacts: a matchbook from the Buffalo Beano Co. with a marijuana leaf picture and a cloth armband with the text 'Free Speech' and 'Lubbock 34' surrounding a red fist. Artifacts date circa 1968-1969 and come from an anti-Vietnam War protest in Lubbock on the Texas Tech campus in which thirty-four individuals were arrested.

Added: 22 Nov 2004[Updated: 18 Jul 2012]
Khe Sanh Veterans Association Collection (1423) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14230000000   (Click To View)
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Bolo tie and writing pen collected at the Khe Sanh Veterans Association Reunion in Dallas, Texas, July 8-11, 2004.

Added: 13 Sep 2004[Updated: 29 Nov 2006]
Randall Kunkleman Collection (600) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6000000000   (Click To View)
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Slides document Randy Kunkleman's service with B Troop, 2/17th Cavalry in Vietnam as an ordnance specialist in 1969.

Added: 28 Feb 2002[Updated: 20 Dec 2006]
Felix Ray Knight, Jr. Collection (543) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5430000000   (Click To View)
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Orders, awards, and other military administrative papers document Felix Ray Knight, Jr.'s service with D Troop 1/1 Cavalry, 101st Airborne Brigade from July 1968 to April 1969 and B Troop 2/17 Cavalry, 101st Airborne Brigade from April 1969 to July 1969.

Added: 28 Feb 2002[Updated: 31 Aug 2010]
Diep Kim Chi Collection (1196) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11960000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection consists of a photograph of a Vietnamese woman painting a mural.

Added: 30 Jul 2003[Updated: 12 Jan 2006]
Joann Moore Kirkland Collection (1204) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12040000000   (Click To View)
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Scrapbooks of Tet '68 Organization reunions containing photographs and newspaper clippings from 1988-1999. Also contained are some loose items and photographs related to Tet 68 reunion.

Added: 08 Sep 2003[Updated: 04 Feb 2011]
Gerald Kumpf Collection (1217) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12170000000   (Click To View)
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This collection consists of photograph negatives, slides and 8mm film taken in California, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines between 1963 and 1972.

Added: 27 Oct 2003[Updated: 08 Sep 2004]
Richard Bailey Collection (1251) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12510000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection contains the obituary of Vietnam veteran Richard Bailey, two photographs of River Patrol Boats, and a map of the Vietnam Conflict. Included on the Vietnam Conflict Map are other maps: Economic Map of Southeast Asia; continental Asia; and a chronology of events since World War II.

Added: 02 Dec 2003[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Bruce King Collection (1307) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13070000000   (Click To View)
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Zippo lighter collected from the USS Mahopac in 1970.

Added: 29 Mar 2004[Updated: 16 Apr 2004]
Duane Keele Collection (1295) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12950000000   (Click To View)
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Air America reunion scrapbooks, 1984-1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 (facsimile), 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Poster of Air America Helicopter pilots, 1960-1973, information and photographs compiled in 1984. Also, a mannequin named 'George' and an Air America uniform displayed at Air America reunions over the years.

Added: 30 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Eldon Kiehler Collection (1369) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13690000000   (Click To View)
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Letter, scanned photos of the USS Frank E. Evans, and a printout from a Destroyers Profiles website.

Added: 28 Jun 2004[Updated: 14 Jan 2005]
Frank A. Kemink Collection (1400) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14000000000   (Click To View)
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Taped audio reel diary entries or letters and an 8mm film produced by an unknown American soldier in Vietnam, approximate date is 1971.

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 07 Apr 2005]
Muhammad M. Khan Collection (1506) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15060000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Two audio-cassettes that document Wilson Key's experiences in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. Particular emphasis is placed on his time as a prisoner of war from November 1967 to March 1973 as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese.

Added: 31 Jan 2005[Updated: 25 Feb 2005]
L. M. Kildow Collection (1621) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16210000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

One map of Vietnam in the Vietnamese.

Added: 17 Aug 2005[Updated: 29 Aug 2005]
Don Kilgore Collection (1630) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16300000000   (Click To View)
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Photographs, negatives, slides, newspaper clippings, patches, Vietnamese money, military payment certificates, holiday menus, and other ephemera documenting Don Kilgore's service in Vietnam as a civilian employee with the American Express Military Banking Division, based in Chu Lai, Vietnam with the 23rd Infantry Division (Americal Division) from May 1970 to May 1971.

Added: 30 Aug 2005[Updated: 28 Aug 2015]
James M. Kraft Collection (1623) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16230000000   (Click To View)
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'My Vietnam Experience as a Forward Air Controller' and 'Spin in an 0-1E Bird Dog in Combat' by James M. Kraft, official orders, newspaper clippings, photographs from Kraft's tour of duty in Vietnam and an aerial map of Can Tho and Phong Dinh Province document James M. Kraft's tour of duty in Vietnam as a Forward Air Controller.

Added: 06 Sep 2005[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
John W. Kniffin Collection (1661) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16610000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Over three linear feet of letters from John W. Kniffin to his mother, Ms. E.T. Humble, newspapers articles, documents from Kniffin's service in the Marine Corps, 1968 daily calendar, scrapbook, photographs, slides, pins, insignia, patches, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) material, Gainesville 8 trial material, and obituaries document Kniffien's service in the Marine Corps and his subsequent involvement in the VVAW.

Added: 01 Dec 2005[Updated: 26 Feb 2018]
Mr. Charles Kelly Collection (1729) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17290000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Photographs, newspaper articles, slide, DD-214, and a draft essay documenting Charles R. Kelly's tours of duty in Southeast Asia from 1963 to 1974.

Added: 08 Feb 2006[Updated: 29 Jun 2006]
Rod Keith Collection (1728) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17280000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

One linear foot of artifacts, photographs, maps, articles and newspaper clippings, naval administrative documents, postcards, notebooks, certificates, Serviceman Guides to Hong Kong and Lake Macquire, USS Joseph Strauss cruisebooks, and issues of All Hands from 1968 to 1969 documenting Rod Keith's service in the United States Navy, particularly his service in Southeast Asia on the USS Joseph Strauss.

Added: 13 Feb 2006[Updated: 02 Oct 2009]
Yung Krall Collection (1757) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17570000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

A signed copy of A Thousand Tears Falling by Yung Krall details the ideological differences that arose in Yung's family during the Vietnam Conflict and the consequences of those differences.

Collection: Yung Krall Collection

Added: 21 Apr 2006[Updated: 21 Apr 2006]
Charles W. Kelley Collection (1796) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17960000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot containing a book by Charles W. Kelley titled Vietnam's Orange, White, and Blue Rain Agents and Weapons of Mass Destruction.CD-Rom containing Charles Kelley's research and proposed presentation concerning Agent Orange related health issues for the Vietnam Center's Sixth Triennial Symposium in March 2008.

Added: 24 May 2006[Updated: 05 Oct 2009]
John Green Collection (1824) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18240000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of photographs of the Kim Chan Orphanage in Vietnam, post battle photographs, and other various circumstances.

Collection: John Green Collection

Added: 07 Jul 2006[Updated: 29 Nov 2006]
Theodore R. Kramer Collection (1825) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18250000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of documents comprised of a photocopy of the Watch Officer's Log kept at the Navy Operations Center of the COMNAVFORV Staff in Saigon during the Tet Offensive.

Added: 22 Aug 2006[Updated: 02 Sep 2010]
Hugh M. Davidson Collection (1855) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18550000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of photographs and newspaper articles documenting Hugh M. Davidson's service in the United States Air Force in 1965 with the 13th Bombardment Squadron at Clark Air Force Base in the Phillipines.

Added: 24 Aug 2006[Updated: 07 Nov 2006]
Omarie Kinser Collection (1854) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18540000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of letters from American soldiers to Omarie Kinman (now Omarie Kinser) document their responses to cards that she sent them while she attended seventh grade at Pat Neff Junior High School in San Antonio, Texas, 1969. The first document in the collection provides some background from Kinman about the project. All of the letters date from either 1969 or 1970.

Added: 25 Aug 2006[Updated: 14 Sep 2006]
Joyce Kallgren Collection (124) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1240000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Three reels of microfilm contain Second World War-era Indochina/Southeast Asia research material obtained by the OSS during the war and State Department immediately after the war.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 28 Jul 2006]
George T. Kimbro Collection (348) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3480000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

One cover letter and two copies of a citation awarded to Colonel George T. Kimbro's company document his service in the U.S. Army, 1965.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 13 Jun 2006]
Curtis Knapp Collection (380) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3800000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of military administrative documents, a pilot's log, and two journals document Curt Knapp's service in the United States military during the Vietnam Conflict. All materials date from the war period.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 16 Jun 2006]
Todd Kosmerick Collection (126) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1260000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

One folder of a business card, a website page and a paper titled 'More than Just Politics: Reference and Congressional Papers' document Todd J. Kosmerick's research with the Carl Albert Center: Congressional Research Studies, University of Oklahoma. The paper was presented at a Society of American Archivists (SAA) Meeting, 18 May 1996.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 02 May 2017]
R. E. Kunkel Collection (127) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1270000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

A memoir and three copies of photographs document R. E. Kunkel's first couple of months of service in the US Army in Vietnam.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 07 Mar 2006]
Martin Kyre Collection (128) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1280000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Two folders of articles and reports detail various military and political issues from the 1960s and 1970s. All documents date from this time period and include speeches by President John F. Kennedy.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 07 Mar 2006]
Larry Kammholz Collection (125) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1250000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Two copies of the memoir ^D'Moc Hoa: A Vietnam Medical-Military Adventure^D>' (1990) document Larry Kammholz's experiences in Vietnam. Written permission is required from Mr. Kammholz for the reprint of any part of this book. Please see the archivist for details.

Added: 05 Jan 2002[Updated: 07 Mar 2006]
William E. Kirkland Collection (278) Finding Aid
Item Number: 2780000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately five linear feet of books, photographs, museum objects, VHS tapes, audio cassette tapes, newsletters, periodicals, posters, newspaper clippings and depositions document various topics related to the Vietnam Conflict. The depositions are the Senate hearings of the case of Robert Garwood from 1992. Most other materials also date from the post-war period and include materials on the Vietnam War Memorial, the 9th Infantry Division, and Tet '68 Association.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 17 Jan 2013]
Stephen Katz Collection (1101) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11010000000   (Click To View)
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This collection consists of a memo book kept by Katz to record helicopter missions, 1970-1971, Brochure for Associated Air Freight Inc., POW-MIA Case Synopsis of James A. Magnusson, Jr., story of Operation Carolina Moon, both printed from the Internet, February 6, 2002, photocopies of award certificates for the Distinguished Flying Cross, and Helicopter Rescue Award, and photograph of Katz in uniform, April 26, 1972.

Added: 09 May 2007[Updated: 09 May 2007]
Duc The Kieu Collection (790) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7900000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection contains 19 books, all of which are written in Vietnamese by Duc The Kieu, a letter written from Hoa-Thuong Thich-Tam-Chau to Duc The Kieu and a passage in Vietnamese about Buddha

Added: 12 Jun 2002[Updated: 03 May 2017]
Dave Keeton Collection (720) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7200000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection consists of one book, David L. Keeton's, Kong ^D'Moo^D>'-War Dog.

Added: 13 Jun 2002[Updated: 20 Jul 2004]
Eugene Kennedy Collection (680) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6800000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Eugene Kennedy's DD-214 documents his career in the United States air Force from 1956 to 1980.

Added: 13 Jun 2002[Updated: 21 Jun 2007]