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Harold Lynn Stephens Collection (2971) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29710000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of one scrapbook featuring articles from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal covering the Vietnam War. The articles are dated 1965.

Added: 07 May 2018[Updated: 08 May 2018]
Geoffrey Shaw Collection (809) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of a transcript of an interview conducted with General Nguyen Khanh and a Masters thesis entitled Ngo Dinh Diem and the Americans written by Geoffrey Shaw. The materials are dated 1992 and 1994.

Added: 18 Jun 2018[Updated: 18 Jun 2018]
Ronald Swart Collection (3009) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of one copy of Xin Chu-Y, Xin Chu-Y.

Added: 12 Oct 2018[Updated: 12 Oct 2018]
William Sharpe Collection (3016) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30160000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of one copy of Ups and Downs by William Sharpe.

Added: 01 Nov 2018[Updated: 01 Nov 2018]
Ralph H. Staunton Collection (3020) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30200000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of approximately 1.5 linear feet of army aviation training materials accumulated by Ralph Staunton. The materials include army field manuals; army technical manuals; army pamphlets; army special texts; training course workbooks/handouts/programmed texts; a Fort Wolters guide and directory; reference books; and the roster for Warrant Officer Rotary Wing Aviator Class 71-1 from Fort Rucker, AL. The materials include airmanship training materials (128 hour curriculum for all students), warrant officer development training materials (91 hour curriculum for WOC students), and officer development training materials (27 hour curriculum for officer students). The materials are dated 1959 and 1963-1977.

Added: 07 Nov 2018[Updated: 13 Nov 2018]
Edward M. Szech, Jr. Collection (2857) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28570000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of a letter of appreciation, printouts from websites (including histories of the USS Repose and personal reflections from veteran crew members), and a photograph documenting Edward Szech Jr.'s service as a Hospital Corpsman aboard the USS Repose in Vietnam between 1968 and 1969. The materials are dated 1969 and 2010, or are otherwise undated.

Added: 21 Jul 2017[Updated: 21 Jul 2017]
Patricia B. Snyder Collection
Item Number: 28800000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 08 Aug 2017[Updated: 08 Aug 2017]
Bruce Swafford Collection
Item Number: 28900000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 24 Aug 2017[Updated: 24 Aug 2017]
Gary W. Studebaker Collection
Item Number: 28940000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 08 Sep 2017[Updated: 08 Sep 2017]
William E. 'Bill' Stevenson Collection
Item Number: 28960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 08 Sep 2017[Updated: 11 Sep 2017]
Donald D. Spain Collection (2932) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29320000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of a photocopy of the roster for C Company, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. The roster is dated June 1965.

Added: 15 Dec 2017[Updated: 15 Dec 2017]
Tim Sikorski Collection (2936) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29360000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of 10 audio cassette tapes featuring letters home that Tim Sikorski sent during his time in Vietnam and 213 slides documenting Tim Sikorski's service in Vietnam. The materials date from March 1970 to March 1971.

Added: 07 Feb 2018[Updated: 29 Mar 2019]
William J. Shkurti Collection (2636)
Item Number: 26360000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately three quarters of a linear foot of military documents donated to the archive by William Shkurti. The documents include Operations Reports - Lessons Learned from the following units: 3rd Brigade 1st Cavalry, 23rd Artillery Group, Headquarters II Field Force Vietnam, Headquarters II Field Force Vietnam Artillery, 31st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Battalion 35th Artillery, 2nd Battalion 32nd Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division. There are also Daily Staff Journals from the 1st Battalion 12th Cavalry September - October, 1971, 2nd Battalion 32nd Artillery March 25 - April 5, 1971, and the 1st Battalion 12th Cavalry September 1971. Also included are the senior officer debriefing reports for the 3rd Regional Assistance Command for Major General Jack J. Wagstaff and Major General Marshall B. Garth, Province Reports from Advisory Team 90 in Tay Ninh Province, the After Action Report from Operation Katum, and a history of the 273rd VC Regiment. The documents date from 1970 through 1973.

Added: 28 Feb 2018[Updated: 08 Mar 2018]
Robert Sparks Collection (2700) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27000000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of approximately one linear foot of manuscript material, VHS tapes, DVDs, and slides pertaining to the military service of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sparks, the unit history of the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division from 1967 to 1970, and reunion materials from 1994 to 2006. The manuscript material includes Sparks' memoir about his Vietnam experience, a unit history, a unit Vietnam history, unit rosters, unit and individual orders, press releases, and news articles, unit operations logs, unit KIAs (Killed In Action), a booklet entitled Faces of the Famous Fighting Fourth, a booklet entitled 2nd Squadron 1st Cavalry, a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request on Captain Benjamin Robert Bostick, and other Vietnam Studies and reports, some of which mention D Troop (Air), which was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade. The materials are dated 1967-2006 and 2015.

The collection also includes two roadside bomb pressure detonators planted by Viet Cong or North Vietnamese Army troops on Highway 1 between Phan Thiet and Song Mao in Binh Thuan Province during Fall 1969 through Winter 1970. They were discovered by troops of the 3rd Platoon, B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, Task Force South, 1st Field Force during road clearing and security operations.

Added: 09 Mar 2018[Updated: 25 Jan 2019]
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.

The collection also includes 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 yearbook pages and casualty data. The materials are dated 2015 or are otherwise undated.

Added: 03 Jun 2015[Updated: 08 Jun 2018]
Lee Ellsworth Parke Collection (2774) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27740000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 19 Sep 2016[Updated: 19 Sep 2016]
William E. Maynard Collection (2775) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27750000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 22 Sep 2016[Updated: 22 Sep 2016]
Archie Stanley Collection (2796) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Added: 17 Feb 2017[Updated: 17 Feb 2017]
Jim Smith Collection (2803) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28030000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Collection: Jim Smith Collection

Added: 28 Feb 2017[Updated: 28 Feb 2017]
Jack Swickard Collection (2299) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22990000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately one linear foot of The VHPA Newsletter and The VHPA Aviator, 1984-2008, and January/February 2010 as well as a DVD titled Helicopter Wars donated to the Vietnam Archive by Jack Swickard. The title of The VHPA Newsletter was changed to The VHPA Aviator in July/August 2005.

Approximately one and a half linear feet of books, photographs, slides, correspondence and a patch document Jack Swickard's service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and his subsequent membership in the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association after the war.

Added: 22 Mar 2017[Updated: 05 Apr 2017]
John Shafer Collection
Item Number: 28410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection
Added: 22 Jun 2017[Updated: 20 Oct 2017]
Paul A. Scipione Collection (2844) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28440000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

The collection consists of two books written by Paul A. Scipione.

Added: 28 Jun 2017[Updated: 28 Jun 2017]
Ronald L. Sheffield Collection (2596) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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One DVD containing video interviews with members of the 68th Assault Helicopter Company talking about their experiences serving with the unit in Vietnam. These interviews were recorded at the 2010 68th AHC reunion held in Orlando, Florida. The interviews are with the original members who took the 68th AHC from Ft. Benning, Georgia to Vietnam, as well as other members who served with the unit throughout its service in Vietnam.

Added: 07 Oct 2013[Updated: 07 Oct 2013]
Carroll Sickles Collection (2641) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One DVD titled My Back Pages donated to the archive by Carroll Sickles. The DVD contains photos of Sickles' service with the 14th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam in 1967. It also includes a video oral history interview with Sickles conducted by Cortney Helms.

Added: 10 Jun 2014[Updated: 10 Jun 2014]
John F. Sloan Collection (2648) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26480000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Slides and photographs donated to the archive by John F. Sloan. The photos show various activities from the Engineer Section of II Field Force Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.

Added: 10 Oct 2014[Updated: 04 Jun 2015]
Richard Archuleta Collection (2541) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25410000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Article from the New Mexico State University Roundup newspaper detailing Richard Archuleta's three tours of duty in Vietnam from 1968 to 1971. The article was written in the 1980's while Archuleta was a student at NMSU.

Added: 13 Oct 2014[Updated: 13 Oct 2014]
W. Alan Fabry Collection (2520) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25200000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Two letters written by Lt W. Alan Fabry during his service in Vietnam with the 40th Signal Battalion in 1970. The letters were donated by Ellen B. Stern who was Fabry's co-worker before he served in the war and was the original recipient of the letters.

Added: 10 Dec 2014[Updated: 10 Dec 2014]
Michael Nelson Shahan Collection (2419) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two copies of Michael Nelson Shahan's book 'Suddenly the Silence was Broken' documents his service in Vietnam as a Second Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division from January 1967-February 1968.

Added: 15 Dec 2014[Updated: 15 Dec 2014]
Steve Sullivan Collection (2486) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24860000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately two and a half linear feet of artifacts from Steve Sullivan's tour in Vietnam from 1967-1968 where he flew UH1-C gunships with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company in Kom Tum. The collection contains a flight suit, fatigue pants, four patches, military issue towel, compass case, sunglasses, decorated helicopter flight helmet and carrying bag, an MB-4A Computer Air Navigation tool and plasticized DOD evasion chart of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The collection also contains a US Army pack sack, black hammock, black shirt, and canteen with a bullet hole, which were taken from North Vietnamese soldiers who attacked the base while Sullivan was there.

Added: 01 Apr 2015[Updated: 03 Oct 2018]
Phillip Schaefer Collection (2659) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26590000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Book, Dartmouth Veterans: Vietnam Perspectives, Phillip C. Schaefer, 2014. The book contains the autobiographical accounts of 58 men who attended Dartmouth University and served in Vietnam.

Added: 07 Apr 2015[Updated: 07 Apr 2015]
Robert Sholly Collection (2661) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26610000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Two books, Young Soldier, Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam, Robert H. Sholly, 2014. The books describe the 4th Infantry Division in 1966 and 1967.

Added: 08 Apr 2015[Updated: 29 May 2015]
Dana Sachs Collection (2195) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21950000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

South Vietnamese newspaper from 1971 titled Duoc Nha Nam.

Collection: Dana Sachs Collection

Added: 13 Nov 2009[Updated: 13 Nov 2009]
Larry Stegall Collection (2265) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22650000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

CD-ROM contains photographs of Larry Stegall's tour of duty with the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Eagle, South Vietnam, March 1970-March 1971.

Added: 18 Nov 2009[Updated: 18 Nov 2009]
Benjamin Stanczyk Collection (2218) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22180000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately one and a half linear feet of legal documents pertain to the case of Maliszewska v. USA Civil Action #A74-1526 where Benjamin Stanczyk represented the widow of those sailors killed in the bombing of a Polish ship on 20 December 1972 as a result of the United States' mining of Haiphong Harbor. The incident resulted in the deaths of four Polish sailors and permanent injuries for twenty-four others. Stanczyk still remained involved with trying to gain compensation for the widows at the time of the donation of this collection to the Vietnam Archive in 2009.

Added: 18 Feb 2010[Updated: 09 Mar 2010]
Craig L. Smith Collection (2284) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22840000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one half a linear foot of slides document Craig L. Smith's service during the Vietnam War.

Added: 22 Feb 2010[Updated: 26 Aug 2010]
Owren Sarratt Collection (2251) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22510000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of slides, photographs, ephemeral material, and a Vietnamese beer bottle document Owren Sarratt's service as a civilian contractor in Vietnam, 1965-1966.

Added: 09 Mar 2010[Updated: 18 Dec 2012]
Robert Sage Collection (2296) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

DVD contains records reproduced from the National Archives in JPEG format concerning the 15th Engineering Battalion, 9th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War.

Added: 12 Apr 2010[Updated: 05 Jul 2012]
Bill Sparks Collection (2319) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two doofers (informally written stories) by Bill Sparks titled 'Iron Hand One' which documents the first SAM raid by the Wild Weasels and 'A Memorable 100 Mission Party' which documents how a Wild Weasel would celebrate his 100th mission.

Added: 05 Aug 2010[Updated: 17 Aug 2010]
Xiao Shao Collection (2356) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23560000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Doctoral dissertation written Xiao Shao for East China Normal University titled 'U.S.-North Vietnamese Paris Negotiations and the End of the Vietnam War (1969-1975).'

Collection: Xiao Shao Collection

Added: 26 Mar 2012[Updated: 26 Mar 2012]
William W. Shugarts III Collection (2470) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24700000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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DVD of Evan Sparks's 2011 student history project, a documentary "War At Home," donated by William Shugarts. One CD contains scans of a scrapbook detailing the activities of the 23rd supply and Transport Battalion of the 23rd infantry (Americal) Division from 1969-1970. It contains photographs, as well as newspaper clippings from Pacific stars and Stripes, Southern Cross, and the 23D Hour. The second CD is photographs of Bill Shugarts' trip to Vietnam in 2002.

Added: 28 Mar 2012[Updated: 18 May 2018]
Swift Boat Sailor Association Collection (409) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4090000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One VHS video tape titled: Jim Hoffman's slides of Viet Nam plus photos of PFC-1 in Washington D. C. and the SWIFTBOAT SAILORS REUNION Memorial aboard the USS Wisconsin March 2003

Added: 28 Mar 2012[Updated: 20 Apr 2017]
Hilary Smith Collection (2330) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23300000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Book titled Lighting Candles: Hospital Memories of Vietnam's Montagnards by Hilary Smith documents the activities from 1971-1973 at Minh Quy Hospital which was established by Dr. Pat Smith of Seattle to care for Montagnards in Kontum in the Vietnamese Central Highlands. Letters written by Hilary Smith to her father during her service at Minh Quy Hospital, including letter exchanges between Hilary and other nurses from the hospital. Also included in the donation is an early manuscript draft of Smith's book Lighting Candles, and photocopies of newspaper articles about Minh Quy Hospital. Also two large maps of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, a Tacitaal Zone map, and a large collection of photographs, and negatives of Minh Quy Hospital.

Collection: Hilary Smith Collection

Association: Minh Quy Hospital

Added: 29 Mar 2012[Updated: 16 Oct 2018]
Nancy Smoyer Collection (2496) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Under a quarter of a linear foot of Khe Sanh related periodicals and newsletters donated by Nancy Smoyer.

Added: 28 Jun 2012[Updated: 05 Jul 2012]
J. Michael Stinson Collection (2418) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24180000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately two linear feet of artifacts collected by J. Michael Stinson while he worked on oil development projects with the PetroVietnam in the mid-1990s while he was employed with Conoco Inc. Included in the collection is a brick from the Hanoi Hilton, a framed North Vietnamese propaganda poster, a copy of 'Sorrow of War' by Bao Ninh, and five poonah paper prints of scenes from Hanoi.

Added: 21 Sep 2012[Updated: 11 Apr 2016]
Doug Szymik Collection (2513) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25130000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of documents and a museum object donated to the archive by Doug Szymik. The collection contains a small Erma - Werks Model EP .25 caliber pocket pistol, the original export license for the pistol, and other paperwork. James Johnson took the pistol from a VC paymaster who was killed in a claymore ambush by E Troop 1/1st Cavalry. Johnson later sold the gun to Szymik.

Added: 15 Oct 2012[Updated: 02 Jul 2013]
Lawrence V. Smith Collection (2540) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25400000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately a quarter of a linear foot of slides, negatives, photographs, and documents from Lawrence V. Smith's time in Vietnam working for ABC's Far East Bureau in 1965. The slides and photographs show various South Vietnam cities as well as military activities, the ARVN, and news crews working on the Emmy Award winning documentary 'Reflections on Viet Nam' with Frank Reynolds. Included with the documents are images of Smith, copies of his press credentials, resume, and clippings of coverage of the various stories he worked on during his career.

Added: 16 Nov 2012[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
Bruce J. Solberg Collection (2452) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24520000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately half a linear foot of letters, slides, articles, Viet Cong currency, Chieu Hoi leaflets, and artwork document Bruce J. Solberg's tour of duty in Vietnam with the United States' Army's 221st Reconnaissance Airplane Company, 1970-1971. The letters were written by Solberg to his parents during his tour of duty and the artwork and English interpretations of the Chieu Hoi leaflets were done by the 221st Airplane Company's Vietnamese interpreter Phan Hu Thoai.

Added: 29 Nov 2012[Updated: 14 Oct 2014]
SS Pioneer Commander (AK-2016) Collection (2372) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23720000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately 45 linear feet of artifacts from the SS Pioneer Commander, which was laid down as the SS American Commander for the United States Lines in 1962 as a cargo ship and was involved with the evacuation of American and South Vietnamese personnel from Da Nang and Cam Ranh Bay in 1975.

Added: 08 Nov 2010[Updated: 09 Nov 2010]
Charles H. Schmidt Collection (2447) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately one and a half linear feet of slides, photographs, artifacts, audio cassette tapes, periodicals, newspapers, appointment books, military documents, correspondence, and POW lists document Charles H. Schmidt's service as a chaplain during the Vietnam War and particularly his involvement helping the POWs during their return flights from North Vietnam in Operation Homecoming in 1973. The collection materials span from February 1967-July 4, 1983, with the bulk being from 1973. Items of special note are two editions of the Pacific Stars and Stripes. One is a special supplement for 1965 to 1972 that was distributed to the POW's on their Operation Homecoming flight. The other edition for March 18, 1973 is autographed by several POWs to include the longest held POW Major Floyd Thompson, Sergent Ronald R. Ridgeway, who had been declared dead and burried in a national cemetary in St. Louis, as well as Master Sergeant Harvey Gordon Brande, and Sergeant Robert R. Hille [?].

Added: 03 Jan 2012[Updated: 10 Jul 2018]