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Barbara Lilly Collection (2913) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29130000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of a videocassette depicting a ticker tape parade held in New York City in 1982 welcoming home Vietnam veterans.

Added: 20 Oct 2017[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Phil J. Lanphier (2942) Collection Finding Aid
Item Number: 29420000000   (Click To View)
Added: 21 Mar 2018[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
Gordon Brockmueller Collection (2345) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23450000000   (Click To View)

Gordon Brockmueller's memoir titled 'Adventures in Vietnam' document his service with the International Voluntary Service (IVS) in Vietnam, 1957-1959. The late Gordon Brockmueller's wife Shirley typed the memoir based upon handwritten notes left behind by Brockmueller.

Added: 24 Aug 2010[Updated: 26 Aug 2010]
Larry Leonard Collection (2336) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23360000000   (Click To View)

Approximately one and a half linear feet of issues of The VHPA Newsletter, Old Warriors, and DFCS News from the 1980s through the 2000s donated to the Vietnam Archive by Larry A. Leonard.

Added: 22 Sep 2010[Updated: 21 Mar 2018]
Earl W. Lewis Collection (2357) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23570000000   (Click To View)

Approximately two linear feet of slides document Earl Lewis' service as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam with the 155th, 189th, and 120th Assault Helicopter Companies, 1967-1969.

Added: 24 Sep 2010[Updated: 12 Jan 2011]
Michael Lemish Collection (2322) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23220000000   (Click To View)

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: 26 May 2011]
Phong Le Collection (2468) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24680000000   (Click To View)

Book titled Living in Paradox: Perspectives of a Refugee Made in America written by the donor Phong Le.

Collection: Phong Le Collection

Added: 26 Jan 2012[Updated: 26 Jan 2012]
Gerald Linville Collection (2474) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24740000000   (Click To View)

Half a linear foot of museum objects donated to the archive by Gerald Linville. The ceramic ash tray and silver zippo lighter are both decorated with the USS Frank E. Evans crest and were purchased by the donor from the ship's store during his 1967-1968 tour on the ship. The USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 Messmen shirt was issued to him while he served on mess deck duty during the same tour.

Added: 09 Apr 2015[Updated: 22 Apr 2015]
Anthony LaRusso Collection (1508) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15080000000   (Click To View)

Slides, photographs, artifacts, newspapers and newspaper clippings, manuals, internet printouts, orders, certificates, and maps that document Anthony LaRusso's tour of duty as an advisor in Vietnam from 1963 to 1964.

Added: 07 Feb 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Colonel William E. LeGro Collection (1337) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13370000000   (Click To View)

Over four linear feet of books, maps, photographs, slides, videos, newsletters, periodicals, and documents detail William LeGro's service in Vietnam and his involvement in POW/MIA affairs. The collection includes documents from the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIAs and Task Force Russia; Notebooks kept by LeGro during his tours of duty in Vietnam, 1966-1967 and 1972-1975; Four volumes of congressional hearings from 1991-1992 and 1994 on POW/MIA affairs; Monthly Intelligence Summary and Threat Analyses (MISTAs) created while LeGro served at the Defense Attaché Office in Saigon; and Notes and Materials concerning LeGro's research on the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

Added: 21 Feb 2005[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
John R. Lowey Collection (538) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5380000000   (Click To View)

Letters from First Lieutenant John Lowey to his parents, posted from Okinawa and Vietnam, from 8 February 1970 to 5 January 1971.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 03 Aug 2006]
Victor J. Lesquier Collection (526) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5260000000   (Click To View)

Senior Master Sergeant Victor J. Lesquier's DD-214 documents his retirement from the United States Air Force in 1982 after 28 years of service.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 25 Jul 2006]
Frederick W. Lewelling Collection (520) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5200000000   (Click To View)

Frederick W. Lewelling's DD-214 documents his discharge from the United States Air Force in 1967.

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
Bill Lannom Collection (556) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5560000000   (Click To View)

A DD-214 form, orders and letters document Bill Lannom's military service during the Vietnam War, 1969-1070.

Added: 25 Feb 2002[Updated: 09 Dec 2002]
Eleanor Lyle Collection (1191) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11910000000   (Click To View)

This collection consists of plaques, model airplanes, officer's formal wear, an Air Force jumpsuit, a foot locker, typewriter, and an autobiographical sketch of William H. (Bill) Lyle.

Added: 16 Jul 2003[Updated: 22 Feb 2017]
Vladimir Lehovich Collection (1205) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12050000000   (Click To View)

USOM/Rural Affairs and related Strategic Hamlet program materials; newspaper clippins, most from the New York Times, 1963-1965; Congressional reports on Vietnam and Southeast Asia, 1963; local press reviews and USIA press roundups, 1963; OCO II Corps Ephemera, 1967; USAID and USOM, 1963; Civil Air Transport, Air Vietnam, Air America ephemera; Vietnamese poster; posters of the RVN president and cabinet; Vietnam manuscripts and Working Papers; The People of Vietnam' brochures; Public Administration Bulletin, 1965; The Other War - A Progress Report by the Agency for International Development, 1966; Articles, reports, and memos related to the political climate in Vietnam, 1963-1965.

Added: 17 Sep 2003[Updated: 16 Nov 2017]
Mary Jane Langdon Collection (1221) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12210000000   (Click To View)

A Tribute to Lincoln County Veterans: West Virginia, That Is.

Added: 10 Oct 2003[Updated: 10 Oct 2003]
Harold Langley Collection (1225) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12250000000   (Click To View)

Books, transcripts of Congressional Hearings document US Diplomatic History and American Forgeign Policy. Books published between 1965-2000. Some authors include Gaddis, Kissinger, Lyndon B. Johnson. Bulk of Collection focuses on Cold War Politics and General Studies meant for classroom use. Transcript about Congressional hearings on the Gulf Of Tonkin

Added: 24 Oct 2003[Updated: 26 Feb 2004]
Larry Berman Collection (Personal Papers) (1237) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12370000000   (Click To View)

Two CD-Rom's of images and two articles document Larry Berman's interest in the History of the Vietnam Conflict. All materials are from the post-war era, primarily after 2000.

Added: 03 Nov 2003[Updated: 30 Apr 2012]
Mika Lentz Collection (1294) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12940000000   (Click To View)

Lone Wolf Documentary Group production for Discovery Times Channel, 'The Ravens: Covert War in Laos,' VHS preview copy. The documentary explores the CIA coordinated campaign fought during the Vietnam War. The Ravens, a group of elite Air Force pilots, flew operations in Laos for the CIA. The film tracks four Ravens as they take an undercover journey back into communist Laos. Also, there is a postcard advertisement for the documentary broadcast (March 9, 2004).

Collection: Mika Lentz Collection

Added: 08 Mar 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Phillip LaBranche Collection (1316) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13160000000   (Click To View)

Photographs, audiotapes, and military memoranda document Phillip LaBranche's military service in Southeast Asia from 1968 to 1970. The 88 photographs include images from the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Detachment at Dong Ha (July-December 1968), NSA Da Nang Ammo Dump (1969), the Armed Forces Language School in Saigon (February-September 1970), and the Da Nang NSA base (December 1968-February 1970). Photographs documenting LaBlanche's stay at the U.S. Navy Detachment Compound at Dong Ha Combat Base (August or September 1968) include images of the Cua Viet River, Da Nang city and airbase, and Camp Tien Sha Annex barracks. Undated audiotapes include recordings of Armed Forces Vietnam Network (AFVN) radio broadcasts, music of the 1960s, and President Richard Nixon's resignation speech. The collection also contains two photocopies of military administrative documents: a 1968 letter of commendation following the USS Clarke County salvage operation and a letter of appreciation following LaBranche's participation in a firefight in August 1968.

Added: 06 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
John Lamerson Collection (1324) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13240000000   (Click To View)

Two copies of The Phantom of Ben Het, by John D. Lamerson, computer printed photographs, and a missing manuscript chapter from the volume, all document Lamerson's perspective on the Siege of Ben Het, a battle in which he participated in 1969. The book was published in 2001. Both copies are signed by the author.

Added: 14 Apr 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Doris Linebarger Collection (1356) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13560000000   (Click To View)

Newspaper clippings and thirty-six 8mm film reelsdocument the Air America career of James Linebarger, 1967 - 1968 and undated. Film includes footage of Hong Knog, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Saigon , Dalat, Nha Trang, and Tet Offensive (1968) footage.

Added: 15 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Kenneth Loveland Collection (1346) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13460000000   (Click To View)

CD-Rom and an Adobe Acrobat printout of The Tonkin Gulf Incident written by Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Loveland, USN (Ret), describing his experiences aboard the submarine during the Incident.

Added: 16 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Doug Legg Collection (979) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9790000000   (Click To View)

VHS tape of transferred 8mm film, which includes scenes from the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans (DD 754) in either 1953 or 1954 and a photocopy of the article 'Death of a Destroyer' from Naval History (December 2003) document Carl Lenz's portion of the USS Frank E. Evans Association Collection.

Added: 28 Jun 2004[Updated: 28 Sep 2007]
Ron Leonard Collection (1368) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13680000000   (Click To View)

Photocopies of After Action Reports, Operational Reports - Lessons Learned, Army Aircraft Accident Reports, and Daily Staff Journals from the 25th Infantry Division collected by Ron Leonard from 1966 to 1970. Collection also contains an essay by Ron Leonard entitled Mole City; a World Affairs file from 1969; Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Henry L. Quigley; slides from the 25th Infantry Division; and photocopies of Tropic Lightning News (25th Infantry Division, Vietnam) from the following dates: Sept 22, 1969; Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, 1970; and the Orientation Edition.

Added: 30 Jun 2004[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
David Lamb Collection (1373) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13730000000   (Click To View)

National Geographic magazine, May 2004 with the article, 'Hanoi, the Soul of Vietnam' by David Lamb. DVD titled Vietnam: The Next Generation, is part three of a series titled Vietnam: Journeys from War to Peace. The DVD documents the lives of eight Vietnamese in the post-Vietnam War years. The DVD is narrated by David Lamb and was directed and produced by his wife Sandy Northrup.

Collection: David Lamb Collection

Added: 13 Jul 2004[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
Pham Thi Le-Huong Collection (1396) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13960000000   (Click To View)

Book and CD-Rom from the Library and Education Assistance Foundation for Vietnam (LEAF - VN). Both the book and the CD are signed by Pham Thi Le-Huong.

Added: 09 Aug 2004[Updated: 09 Aug 2004]
Allan Lavelle Collection (1345) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13450000000   (Click To View)

Over three linear feet of books, manuscript drafts, reports, correspondence, printed images, photographs, slides, audio tapes, film reels and tapes, maps, periodicals, letters from Lavelle to his oldest daughter (1966 - 1972) about Vietnamese refugees, stories written by Lavelle in 2004 about his experiences in Southeast Asia and about meeting his wife in Russia, and artifacts document Allen J. (Al) Lavelle's service with USAID in Vietnam working predominantly with Montagnard tribes from 1966 to 1973.

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 09 Nov 2006]
Robert Lathrop Collection (447) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4470000000   (Click To View)

Less than one linear foot of photographs, correspondence and an analysis of the My Lai Massacre, poems, and a manuscript written by Robert Lathrop document his service in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict and his interest in the My Lai Massacre. All documents date from the post-war era.

Added: 09 May 2007[Updated: 09 May 2007]
Michael Lund Collection (1553) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15530000000   (Click To View)

Book titled 'Route 66 to Vietnam' by Michael Lund which is a fictional account of a Midwestern man's struggles that surface years later as a result of his service in Vietnam.

Added: 18 Apr 2005[Updated: 05 May 2005]
Norman Lowrey Collection (1549) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15490000000   (Click To View)

Book '1st Air Cavalry Division: Memoirs of the First Team Vietnam, August 1965-December 1969.'

Added: 18 Apr 2005[Updated: 18 Apr 2005]
Robert C. Laymon Collection (1554) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15540000000   (Click To View)

Two Super 8mm home movies filmed by Robert C. Laymon of Vietnam and Thailand, September 1971 - September 1972. The footage includes Nguyen Van Thieu's flight aboard a T-39A Sabreliner from Tan Son Nhut to Phu Cat on 30 May 1972 and John Paul Vann, nine days before his death on 9 June 1972. CD contains a BBC interview with Bob Laymon and a CBC Podcast Report, both in August 2010, concerning the late Air Force General John D. Lavelle and his forced retirement and demotion to Major General following accusations in 1972 that he allowed unauthorized bombing missions in North Vietnam. President Barack Obama recommended to the United States Senate that Lavelle be posthumously restored to the rank of General following revelations from declassified Nixon tapes that he was falsely accused.

Added: 18 Apr 2005[Updated: 12 Oct 2010]
Le Mai Linh Collection (1598) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15980000000   (Click To View)

Four books and an article in Vietnamese.

Added: 27 Jun 2005[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
Chu Luu Collection (1647) Finding Aid
Item Number: 16470000000   (Click To View)

Chu Luu's Master of Arts' thesis in Sociology titled 'The Vietnamese Refugees in Kansas City' from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1982 and a May 2005 copy of a Vietnamese language periodical titled Trai Tim Duc Me.

Collection: Chu Luu Collection

Added: 14 Sep 2005[Updated: 14 Sep 2005]
Jim Lawrence Collection (1714) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17140000000   (Click To View)

CD-Rom, book on CD 'Reflections on Albany: The Agony of Vietnam' read by the author, Jim Lawrence.

Added: 04 Jan 2006[Updated: 04 Jan 2006]
Jimmy T. LaBaume Collection (1721) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17210000000   (Click To View)

Two essays titled 'The Children and the Chasm' and 'Hey Grimes, What's Up Dude?' by Dr. Jimmy T. LaBaume depicts his service in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Added: 06 Jan 2006[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
Michael E. Lewis Collection (1791) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17910000000   (Click To View)

Less than one linear foot comprised of photographs, a Soc Trang restaurant menu, a Military Provincial Health Assistance Program (MILPHAP) patch and a Ministry of Health Certificate of Appreciation document Michael E. Lewis' service in Vietnam with the United States Navy as a MILPHAP team advisor from 1969 to 1970.

Added: 01 Jun 2006[Updated: 28 Jun 2006]
Gerald A. LaTour collection (1784) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17840000000   (Click To View)

Less than one linear foot of documents including a photocopy of a United States Army DD-214, a newspaper clipping and a copy of the United States Army Freedom Team Salute.

Added: 18 Aug 2006[Updated: 18 Aug 2006]
Oscar Cruz Gonzales Collection (1847) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18470000000   (Click To View)

One book entitled My Gift to You by Jerald Berry documents the soldiers who died while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam.

Added: 21 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Feb 2007]
Leon J. Long Collection (1836) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18360000000   (Click To View)

Less than one linear foot of documents comprised of a personal memoir written by Leon J. Long about the 19th Bomb Group and its B-17 Flying Fortress Bombers from 1940-1942 titled The 19th Bomb Group's Pearl Harbors.

Added: 22 Aug 2006[Updated: 22 Aug 2006]
Lawrence Layman Collection (1838) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18380000000   (Click To View)

Over two linear feet of a 5' 54 shell and fuse cap from the last round fired from the USS Joseph Strauss under the command of Lawrence Layman.

Added: 25 Sep 2006[Updated: 25 Sep 2006]
Bill Long Collection (1883) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18830000000   (Click To View)

One linear foot of articles, correspondence, awards, certificates, artifacts, slides, photographs and an audiotape document Bill Long's service in the United States Army in Vietnam from September 1968 until his death in June of 1969.

Collection: Bill Long Collection

Added: 30 Oct 2006[Updated: 26 Aug 2009]
Jimmie & Dona Lusk Collection (1899) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18990000000   (Click To View)

Less than one linear foot of a newspaper article regarding men form Morenci, California who served in the Vietnam War.

Added: 27 Nov 2006[Updated: 27 Nov 2006]
Lawrence Holmberg Collection (109) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1090000000   (Click To View)

A copy of Lawrence Holmberg's vita, his transfer and discharge papers from the armed forces and his manuscript of Vietnam memoirs document his Vietnam experience with Southeast Asia Pictorial Center (SEAPC) and 221st SIG Comp, February - December 1971. The vita and manuscript are from the post-war era and the military papers are from the 1970s.

Added: 06 Dec 2001[Updated: 05 Jan 2009]
Jimmie Lambert Collection (129) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1290000000   (Click To View)

Chapters of Jimmie Lambert's work ^D'The History of the Brown Water Navy^D>' and operations reports document Jimmie Lambert's service in the Brown Water Navy, 1964-1970. Most of the documents are either undated or are from the war era.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 07 Mar 2006]
Stan Leishner Collection (131) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1310000000   (Click To View)

One folder of unit historical reports, division newspapers, and articles about Khe Sanh document Stan Leishner's service with the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam. The Battle of Khe Sanh is a major focus of information in this collection. All materials date from June 1967 through May 1968.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 06 Mar 2018]
Marc Levy Collection (351) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3510000000   (Click To View)

Less than one linear foot of a war diary and dream journal of Marc Levy documents his service as a medic with D Troop, 1/7 Cavalry, 1970. The excerpts of the diary were written in 1970 during the eight months of Levy's service. The dream journal was started in 1971 and was added to until 2001.

Collection: Marc Levy Collection

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 13 Jun 2006]
David Lifton Collection (132) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1320000000   (Click To View)

Half a linear foot of documents detail classified information from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the papers of Maxwell Taylor and the papers of Earl Wheeler, which were all declassified and released in 1998. Documents date from 1963 and are broken into the sub-series mentioned above in the original order they were donated. A table of contents for the whole collection is located at the front of the first folder.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 24 Mar 2017]
Michael Lissauer Collection (133) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1330000000   (Click To View)

One folder of a journal and two letters document Michael Lissauer's views on various topics related to the political and social condition in the United States during the Vietnam Conflict. The journal dates from this period. Two letters of correspondence from Lissauer to Dr. James Reckner of the Vietnam Center are also included and date from the late 1990s.

Added: 07 Dec 2001[Updated: 08 Mar 2006]