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Edward M. Szech, Jr. Collection (2857) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28570000000   (Click To View)
 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 To View)
 Collection
Added: 08 Aug 2017[Updated: 08 Aug 2017]
Bruce Swafford Collection
Item Number: 28900000000   (Click To View)
 Collection
Added: 24 Aug 2017[Updated: 24 Aug 2017]
Gary W. Studebaker Collection
Item Number: 28940000000   (Click To View)
 Collection
Added: 08 Sep 2017[Updated: 08 Sep 2017]
William E. 'Bill' Stevenson Collection
Item Number: 28960000000   (Click To View)
 Collection
Added: 08 Sep 2017[Updated: 11 Sep 2017]
Donald D. Spain Collection (2932) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29320000000   (Click To View)
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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]
William J. Shkurti Collection (2636)
Item Number: 26360000000   (Click To View)
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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 To View)
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Approximately one linear foot of manuscript material, VHS tapes and DVDs pertaining to the unit history of the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division from 1967 to 1970 and reunion materials from 1994 to 2006. The manuscript material consists of 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

Added: 09 Mar 2018[Updated: 03 Apr 2018]
SS Pioneer Commander (AK-2016) Collection (2372) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23720000000   (Click To View)
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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]
Peter Braestrup Collection (1093) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10930000000   (Click To View)
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The Peter Braestrup Collection contains a wide variety of material related to the media and the military in Vietnam and other wars. Braestrup's collection contains correspondence, transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs and slides, conference and meeting minutes, material related to the publication of Braestrup's books, tape recordings, reel to reel 8mm films, government and military publications, periodicals, book excerpts, and various other printed material. Dates for the material are from 1950-1988.

The Braestrup Collection is organized into two Series: Personal Papers and Research Material.

Series One: The Personal Papers Series consists of six boxes and is organized into five sections. Braestrup's personal papers include correspondence, material related to the organizing of the Neiman Dinner, material relating to various conferences and symposiums about Vietnam, and articles and manuscripts related to Vietnam.

Series Two: Research Material is vast and is organized into thirteen sub-series.
One: Big Story by Peter Braestrup (6 boxes) has material in it related to Big Story. For example: book reviews, correspondence between Braestrup and the publisher, and research material Braestrup used to write the book all are found in this sub-series.
Two: Vietnam as History: Ten Years After the Paris Peace Accords edited by Peter Braestrup (2 boxes). This portion of the collection contains materials used to produce Vietnam as History such as original writings of contributing authors, and material regarding the conference associated with the publication of the book.
Three: End of US Involvement in Vietnam (2 boxes). This portion of the collection contains materials such as Defense Department statements and Paris Peace Accords newspaper articles.
Four: Research material for Battle Lines edited by Peter Braestrup (3 boxes). This portion of the collection contains a lot of research material about the US invasion of Grenada in 1983. Also included are research materials regarding the Press in other wars (WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Falkland Islands^DEL).
Five: General William C. Westmoreland Case (2 boxes). This portion of the collection pertains to the General Westmoreland v. CBS case. CBS aired a show in 1984 in which they claimed Westmoreland deliberately withheld information regarding enemy troop strength from the American public. Westmoreland sued CBS for libel. The contents of this portion of the collection consist of newspaper articles, court documents and records, and correspondence between Westmoreland and Braestrup.
Six: Press Coverage of the 10th Anniversary of US Withdrawal from Vietnam (1985) (1 box). In this portion of the collection are several different newspapers' coverage and commentary on the 10th anniversary of the American withdrawal from Vietnam. Also, material produced by the major television networks regarding the topic is included.
Seven: Vietnam (1 box). This portion contains a wide variety of materials all relating to Vietnam. Articles from newspapers, materials from conferences, publications and periodicals related to several topics about Vietnam (defoliation, the Press corps, bombing Cambodia and others) are all present in this section.
Eight: Vietnam, Media, Watergate, Nixon's China Trip (2 boxes). This section contains Press accounts from various sources of all the above topics.
Nine: News Anthology File (8 boxes). This section contains collections of articles written by several different journalists. Also has press coverage of Watergate, Saturday Night Massacre, elections (Congressional, presidential), Presidential coverage, Hai Phong Harbor mining articles, and articles and materials related to the business operations of various newspapers. Most material is from the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Ten: Press Censorship (2 boxes). This deals with Press relations with the military throughout American history. Material consists of mostly articles and book excerpts.
Eleven: Military (3 boxes). Material in this portion deals with contemporary military issues of the late 1970s: pay and benefits, budgets, morale, and other topics.
Twelve: Vietnam, Washington Press Corps (1 box). This portion contains data regarding current (late 1970s, early 1980s) attitudes and biographical information among members of the Press in Washington DC. Also, this portion contains many photographs that reside in the Vietnam Archive photograph collection.
Thirteen: Wilson Quarterly Files 1980 - 1981 (2 boxes). This portion contains notes from meetings, contributions and manuscripts from various authors, correspondence, and various Wilson Center materials.

Added: 18 Oct 2011[Updated: 19 May 2017]
Karl E. Sundstrom Collection (2449) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24490000000   (Click To View)
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Poster promotes a 'Welcome Home' parade for Vietnam Veterans sponsored by the City of Chicago on 13 June 1986.

Added: 12 Dec 2011[Updated: 12 Dec 2011]
Mary Saffell Collection (2465) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24650000000   (Click To View)
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One book titled Crossing Three Wildernesses: A Memoir by U Sam Oeur with Ken McCullough

Added: 17 Jan 2012[Updated: 05 Mar 2012]
Ronald L. Sheffield Collection (2596) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25960000000   (Click To View)
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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 To View)
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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 To View)
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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 To View)
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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 To View)
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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 To View)
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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 To View)
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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: 22 Apr 2015]
Phillip Schaefer Collection (2659) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26590000000   (Click To View)
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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 To View)
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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]
Alton Slagle Collection (1420) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14200000000   (Click To View)
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POW/MIA bracelets of Spec. 6 Kenneth Cunningham, 10-3-1969 and Captain John West, 1-2-1970.

Added: 07 Sep 2004[Updated: 07 Sep 2004]
Kevin Sailsbury Collection (1474) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14740000000   (Click To View)
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Less than one linear foot of books, a movie, and various articles document various aspects of the Vietnam Conflict. All materials date from the post-war period.

Added: 29 Nov 2004[Updated: 22 Jul 2008]
Dale Ross Stith Collection (1405) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14050000000   (Click To View)
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CD-Roms, photocoied newspaper and periodical articles, internet printouts and an issue of Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine that document the development Quiet Aircraft during Vietnam. These aircraft inclued the Quiet Thruster (QT) and the YO-3A that were deployed during the Tet Offensive. DVD titled 'Taking the Night Away from Charlie' discusses the use of quiet aircraft during the Vietnam War.

Added: 14 Sep 2004[Updated: 28 Oct 2010]
Brian G. Shellum Collection (1479) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14790000000   (Click To View)
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Lieutenant General Vernon A. Walters' autobiography titled Silent Missions documents his military career from 1941 to 1976, which included a stint as Deputy Director of the CIA from 1972 to 1976. The collection also includes an essay written by Brian Shellum titled 'Vernon Walters and the Paris Peace Talks.'

Added: 21 Dec 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
David D. Schafer Collection (1503) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15030000000   (Click To View)
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Photocopy of Texas Magazine article entitled 'Time and Wars' that discusses Vietnam Veterans visiting the Moving Wall at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park.

Added: 19 Jan 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Kimberly J. Schmillen Collection (1434) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14340000000   (Click To View)
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Photocopy of letter and envelope addressed to Kimberly Schmillen from Governor Reagan thanking her for her concerns for U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action.

Added: 30 Sep 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
August W. Smith Collection (1453) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14530000000   (Click To View)
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Vietnamese dress, ao dai and a model boat from Cam Ranh Bay Harbor that were collected by Colonel August W. Smith during his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Added: 13 Oct 2004[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
William (Bud) Skinner Collection (1457) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14570000000   (Click To View)
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Slides and 8mm film that depict William Skinner's tour of duty in Vietnam with the US Air Force between 1968 and 1970, and a transcript of General Duane H. Cassidy's (Commander U.S. Transportation Command and Military Airlift Command) oral history.

Added: 01 Nov 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Nancy Miller Saunders Collection (1541) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15410000000   (Click To View)
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Video and audio tape interviews and transcripts conducted and filmed in the 1970s by Nancy Miller Saunders, a filmmaker for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Also included is a DVD of the film 'Winter Soldier.'

Added: 05 Apr 2005[Updated: 18 Apr 2005]
Henry Shine Collection (509) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5090000000   (Click To View)
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A copy of Harvard Lampoon Parody from 1969 donated to the Vietnam Archive by Dr. Henry Shine, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Texas Tech University.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 20 Jul 2006]
Robert H. Simmons Collection (510) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5100000000   (Click To View)
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An audio cassette tape of Private First Class Robert H. Simmons documents his experiences as a member of Team F.T.T.-1 in Laos.

Added: 06 Feb 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
John T. Stihl Collection (547) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5470000000   (Click To View)
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Biography of Major General John T. Stihl from the United States Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force, Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. (Current as of October 1986)

Added: 20 Feb 2002[Updated: 11 Dec 2006]
Jack E. Starr Collection (521) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5210000000   (Click To View)
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Jack E. Starr's DD-214 documents his retirement from the United States Air Force in 1983.

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 21 Jul 2006]
Gerald L. Swanger Collection (560) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5600000000   (Click To View)
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DD-214, Special Orders, Air Force Commendation Medal Certificate, and a photograph document Gerald L. Swanger's service in the United States Air Force with the 8th Tactical Air Control Fighter Wing (PACAF) and the 555th Tactical Air Control Fighter Squadron (Wolfpack).

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 12 Dec 2006]
Jack Spey Collection (642) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6420000000   (Click To View)
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Six books concerning Operation Ranch Hand and other Vietnam War related topics donated to the Vietnam archive by Jack Spey.

Added: 19 Mar 2002[Updated: 08 Jan 2007]
Richard D. Lakin Collection (1198) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11980000000   (Click To View)
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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 To View)
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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 To View)
 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 To View)
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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 To View)
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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 To View)
 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 To View)
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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: 22 Aug 2017]
Larry Schiff Collection (1250) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12500000000   (Click To View)
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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: 14 Jul 2005]
A. C. Sanders III Collection (1246) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12460000000   (Click To View)
 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 To View)
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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 To View)
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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: 09 May 2007]
Ron Smith Collection (1306) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13060000000   (Click To View)
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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 To View)
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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: 29 Jul 2004]
S. Lew Shelton Collection (1309) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13090000000   (Click To View)
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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]