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.