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Walter Welsh Collection (2873) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28730000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of textual records and photographs documenting 1st Lieutenant Walt Welsh's service with the 1st Signal Brigade at Phu Bai and Hue in Vietnam. The textual records consist of printouts from websites detailing the history of the 1st Signal Brigade. The materials are dated from January to February 1968 and ca. 2000.

Added: 02 Aug 2017[Updated: 02 Aug 2017]
Robert Wolff Collection
Item Number: 29070000000   (Click To View)
Added: 03 Oct 2017[Updated: 03 Oct 2017]
Charles Winer Collection (2842) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28420000000   (Click To View)

Approximately three quarters of a linear foot of magazines and newsletters donated to the archive by Charles Winer. Winer was on the editorial staff of the Hawk magazine during his service in Vietnam from 1969 through 1970. In addition to the Hawk, this collection includes magazines from other units like The Hurricane, Typhoon, the KYSU, and Rendezvous with Destiny to name a few. All materials date from 1969 through 1970.

Added: 16 Oct 2017[Updated: 23 Oct 2017]
Patsy Wolf Collection (2917) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29170000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of one copy of Area Handbook for Laos (DA Pam No. 550-58).

Collection: Patsy Wolf Collection

Added: 13 Nov 2017[Updated: 13 Nov 2017]
Bernard C. Kelly Collection (2918) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29180000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of photographs from Bernard Kelly's service in Vietnam as a US Navy sponsored civilian based at Subic Bay, Philippines whose primary role was to inspect aircraft to determine maintenance required to return the aircraft to service. The photographs are dated 1968-1975.

Added: 14 Nov 2017[Updated: 14 Nov 2017]
Carl E. Wolf Collection (2919) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29190000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of a flash drive containing a video interview of Carl Wolf. Wolf discusses his Vietnam experience in the US Navy, when he served aboard the flagship attack aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA 61).

Added: 16 Nov 2017[Updated: 16 Nov 2017]
Billy R. Whisenant Collection (2923) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29230000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of less than a quarter of a linear foot of scans of letters Billy Whisenant wrote home to his aunt and uncle while serving with the Marines in Vietnam from October 1967 to October 1968, as well as two books written by Whisenant. The materials are dated 1967-1968, 2014, and 2016.

Added: 22 Nov 2017[Updated: 22 Nov 2017]
Robert Wilcox, Jr. Collection (2926) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29260000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of one copy of the Navy Achievement Medal award citation given to Signalman First Class Robert Wilcox by US Seventh Fleet Vice Admiral M. F. Weisner on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy. The citation recognizes Wilcox's meritorious achievement while attached to the USS Hanson (DD-832) as Leading Signalman from 21 August 1969 to 20 January 1970. The citation is undated.

Added: 30 Nov 2017[Updated: 01 Dec 2017]
Bruce Winters Collection (2951) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29510000000   (Click To View)

The collection consists of less than a quarter of a linear foot of photographs, event programs, and clippings documenting Bruce Winters' service as a radio operator aboard the USS Blandy during 1968.

Added: 28 Mar 2018[Updated: 28 Mar 2018]
Joe Witherspoon Collection (2329) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23290000000   (Click To View)

Copy of Joe Witherspoon's performance evaluation from the United States Air Force during his service in Vietnam, dated September 1969.

Added: 12 Aug 2010[Updated: 16 Aug 2010]
Vernon Wagner Collection (2326) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23260000000   (Click To View)

September/October 2008 issue of Torch features an article about Peter Nash's survival following an aircraft crash in Thailand after completing a bombing mission over North Vietnam on 19 September 1968.

Added: 13 Aug 2010[Updated: 16 Aug 2010]
Jerry Webb Collection (2362) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23620000000   (Click To View)

CD recording of the Danang Dawnbuster Show recorded live on Monkey Mountain on 11 April 1972 and hosted Captain Jerry Webb under the on air name Specialist Brett Webb.

Collection: Jerry Webb Collection

Added: 12 Oct 2010[Updated: 12 Oct 2010]
Gary Witte Collection (2366) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23660000000   (Click To View)

Paper copy of a slide presentation Gary Witte made to describe his tour of duty in the Central Highlands of Vietnam with Army Corps of Engineers, September 1969 to June 1970.

Collection: Gary Witte Collection

Added: 14 Dec 2010[Updated: 25 Jan 2011]
Terry J. Wilund Collection (2400) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24000000000   (Click To View)

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of photographs document Terry J. Wilund's service in Vietnam from October 1967 to March 1968 with the 195th Assault Helicopter Company and then March 1968 to October 1968 with the 191st Assault Helicopter Company.

Added: 08 Apr 2011[Updated: 21 Sep 2011]
John Wideman Collection (2333) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23330000000   (Click To View)

Eleven audiotapes and 2 CDs of B-52 cockpit recordings from John Wideman's Air Force service in Southeast Asia, 1969-1970.

Added: 08 Apr 2011[Updated: 11 Apr 2011]
Jack Wells Collection (2403) Finding Aid
Item Number: 24030000000   (Click To View)

Book titled 'Class of 67: The Story of the 6th Marine Officer Basic Class of 1967' by Jack Wells details the courage and sacrifices of forty-four of his classmates from Marine Officer Basic Class 6-67, of which only one featured in the book was not killed in Vietnam.

Collection: Jack Wells Collection

Added: 15 Feb 2012[Updated: 15 Feb 2012]
Timothy J. Woodlock Collection (2588) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25880000000   (Click To View)

One copy of a paper titled 'Secret Soldiers-Shadow Warriors Portraits in Courage: Snapshot of Special Operations from 1966 to 1973' written by Don Moody. The paper talks about civilian and military special operations forces like the CIA, Air America, Raven FACs (Forward Air Controllers), and the Son Tay Raid.

Added: 05 Sep 2013[Updated: 05 Sep 2013]
Harry Wagner Collection (2559) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25590000000   (Click To View)

Harry Wagner served as a Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Officer for the US Embassy in Saigon from 1966-1968, and was involved with the CIA's Phoenix Program. Scrapbooks, articles, documents, manuscripts and other original materials document Wagner's PSYOPs work in Vietnam, the Phoenix Program, The Chieu Hoi program and other Vietnam War related issues, as well as his post-war experiences and work on writing a book about the military, the CIA, and strategies of war.

Added: 17 Sep 2013[Updated: 11 Apr 2016]
Stephen B. Wright Collection (2393) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23930000000   (Click To View)

Approximately half a linear foot of letters home document Stephen B. Wright's service in Vietnam as a first lieutenant intelligence officer with the 179th Military Intelligence Detachment, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 1967-1969. Wright transcribed copies of the letters and included them in the donation. Also included in the donation is a photograph of Wright and a book titled 'Tiger Hound: How We Won the War and Lost the Country' by Ken Welch.

Added: 15 Oct 2013[Updated: 17 Jun 2015]
Michael J. Warner Collection (2623) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26230000000   (Click To View)

One copy of the unit history for the Amphibious Ready Group/Special Landing Forces 76.5 Surgical Team Bravo from 1966 through 1967 donated by Michael J. Warner. The report includes information about the history of the team, how it was created, and how they set up their operating rooms and medical facilities. It also includes statistical information about medical procedures performed by the unit, memos about proposed treatment methods for specific wounds, a floor plan of one of the hospital ships, and lists of supplies used by the team.

Added: 16 Apr 2014[Updated: 16 Apr 2014]
Edward H. Willer Collection (2625) Finding Aid
Item Number: 26250000000   (Click To View)

One CD-ROM containing a copy of Edward Willer's memoir titled I Was Shotgun One Three. The memoir covers Willer's service with the 221st Reconnaissance Airplane Company from July 1965 through July 1966.

Added: 23 Apr 2014[Updated: 23 Apr 2014]
Dale Lamb Collection (2536) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25360000000   (Click To View)

One oversize scrapbook containing letters and news clippings donated by Peter Wagner of VFW Post # 1036. The scrapbook contains letters from troops thanking Dale Lamb and the VFW Russell Gaylord Post 159 for sending books to read during their service overseas. The scrapbook also contains clippings about the book donation program and Dale Lamb.

Collection: Dale Lamb Collection

Added: 15 Jan 2015[Updated: 04 Aug 2017]
Stephen F. Ware Collection (2294) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22940000000   (Click To View)

Approximately one linear foot of photographs, artifacts, a newsletter, an Air Force Commendation Medal Citation, and a Christmas note from a schoolgirl named Brenda Gilliland document Stephen F. Ware's service in Vietnam with the 12th Security Police Squadron (SPS) at Phu Cat, April 1970-April 1971.

Added: 02 Mar 2015[Updated: 27 Feb 2017]
Stephen Watson Collection (1429) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14290000000   (Click To View)

One Super 8 film and five 8mm films document Steven Watson's tour of duty in Vietnam in 1971.

Added: 07 Sep 2004[Updated: 08 Apr 2005]
Michael K. Walsh Collection (1443) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14430000000   (Click To View)

Scanned images of the USS Frank E. Evans following the collision with the Australian aircraft carrier.

Added: 04 Oct 2004[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
David Willson Collection (1283) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12830000000   (Click To View)
Added: 05 Oct 2004[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Jean R. Williams Collection (1520) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15200000000   (Click To View)

Books written by Jean R Williams and her Vietnam Veteran son, Wayne Brown, documenting issues such as Agent Orange exposure and PTSD in Australia following the Vietnam War. Also a photograph of Jean Williams at the Government House in Brisbane, Queensland and a newspaper clipping of Jean Williams and her son Wayne Brown.

Added: 28 Feb 2005[Updated: 24 Mar 2006]
Philip Wilbanks Collection (1527) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15270000000   (Click To View)

Slides and a printed photograph document Philip Wilbanks' tour of duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS HORNET (CV-12) from 1967-1969.

Added: 07 Mar 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Ogden Williams Collection (1525) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15250000000   (Click To View)

Approximately five linear feet of photographs, negatives, slides, museum objects, Ogden Williams' personal files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, Vietnamese currency, essays, Chieu Hoi material, and an oral history interview by Harry Maurer with Ogden Williams document Ogden Williams career in the Foreign Service, particularly his time with USAID, as Director of the Chieu Hoi Program from 1966 to 1969, and as Director of the Vietnam Training Center in Washington D.C..

Added: 23 Mar 2005[Updated: 26 Jul 2012]
Joseph Wysocki Collection (546) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5460000000   (Click To View)

DD-214 documents Joseph Wysocki's service in the United States Air Force, 1964-1968.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 11 Dec 2006]
Lewis C. Wright Collection (536) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5360000000   (Click To View)

Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross Citations and individual flight records document Lewis C. Wright's service with the United states Air Force in Southeast Asia in 1967.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 01 Aug 2006]
Herbert A. Woodcock, Jr. Collection (527) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5270000000   (Click To View)

Lieutenant Colonel Herbert A. Woodcock, Jr.'s DD-214 documents his retirement from the United States Air Force after 29 years of service from 1951-1980.

Added: 21 Feb 2002[Updated: 28 Jul 2006]
Emery C. Wall Collection (534) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5340000000   (Click To View)

Newspaper articles from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal gathered by Emery C. Wall's mother while he served with the United States Army in Vietnam.

Added: 26 Feb 2002[Updated: 10 Apr 2009]
James Winlow Collection (542) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5420000000   (Click To View)

This collection contains material from member of B Troop 2/17th Cavalry Association. The objective of the B Troop 2nd 17th Cavalry Association is to preserve the memory, history and honor of those who served with B Troop 2nd 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division before, during, and after the Vietnam War. The Association is active in promoting the research, dissemination and preservation of information concerning Association members and assist members in locating others with whom they served. B Troop 2nd / 17th Cavalry Association is exempt from taxation under IRC 501 (c) (19). James Winlow produced a documentary of a June 1999 return to Vietnam by members of B Troop to re-visit the battleground where Spec. 4 Joseph G. LaPointe Jr. earned, posthumously, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Added: 28 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Jul 2004]
Mr. James P. Wheeler Jr. Collection (1207) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12070000000   (Click To View)

This collection consists of photocopies of a DD-214 form, citations and awards, and a composite photograph.

Added: 04 Sep 2003[Updated: 16 Dec 2003]
Harold Winer Collection (1219) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12190000000   (Click To View)

Approximately one linear foot of photographs, documents, news clippings, museum objects and audiotapes document Harold Winer's five years of service in Vietnam with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The documents include USAID Correspondence, USAID Special Bulletin 1968, USAID Education Projects in South Vietnam, and news clippings from 1966 to 1971. Also included in the collection is Harold Winer's obituary on July 9, 1997 and an e-mail message concerning Harold Winer's time in the military in Okinawa. The museum object is a handcarved statue of a donkey pulling a cart given to Winer in appreciation of his work to improve education in Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s. The gift was given to Winer by the Parents and Teachers Association of the Delta.

Added: 15 Oct 2003[Updated: 14 Dec 2015]
Donald Walker Collection (392) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3920000000   (Click To View)

83 books and less than one linear foot of photographs, slides and one museum artifact document Donald Walker's service during the Vietnam Conflict in 1967. Photographs, slides and museum artifact are from time of service.

Added: 15 Dec 2003[Updated: 07 Nov 2016]
Lee Waters Collection (1260) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12600000000   (Click To View)

Slides, spreadsheet of captions, newspaper clippings, photocopy of plaque, Viet Cong chopsticks, DD-214, photographs, and 'It Was a Bad Day to Fly' an account of an air drop mission, document Water's tour as a C-7A pilot. The slides were taken from March 1967-March 1968 during Water's tour as a C-7A pilot flying out of Vung Tau Air Base located north of the Mekong Delta. The spreadsheets of captions are for all of the slides. The photographs are of the 25th Flight Order of Daedalinas newsletter, February 2004. The photocopied plaque was awarded to Dudley Waters. 'It was a Bad Day to Fly' by Dudley Waters is an account of an actual personnel airdrop mission he flew in the early 1970's. The story was written for submission to the local pilot's (Daedalian) organization at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Additional items include newspaper clippings, and a sanitized photocopy of Dudley Waters DD-214.

Collection: Lee Waters Collection

Added: 08 Jan 2004[Updated: 23 Apr 2008]
Robert F. Ward Collection (1276) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12760000000   (Click To View)

The Robert Ward collection contains Southeast Asia maps; photographs; videotapes; books; several articles, and an oversized drawing of the history of the United States.

Added: 09 Feb 2004[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Bruce Wentworth Collection (1300) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13000000000   (Click To View)

A two-week Vietnamese language textbook from the US Naval Amphibious School at Coronado, California, and a complete Chieu Hoi kit with all original materials comprise the contents of this collection.

Added: 08 Mar 2004[Updated: 27 Nov 2017]
Frederic Whitehurst Collection (1364) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13640000000   (Click To View)

Photographs of Vietnamese, artifacts captured from North Vietnamese soldiers, the original diaries of Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, CD-ROMs of scanned copies of the diaries and their English translations by Robert Whitehurst and published copies of the diaries in Vietnamese document Dr. Frederic Whitehurst's service in Vietnam with the 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry, 198th Brigade, 23rd Division and the life of Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, a North Vietnamese medical doctor who served in the Duc Pho District of Quang Ngai Province from 1967 to 1970.

Added: 23 Jun 2004[Updated: 11 Nov 2009]
USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association, Inc. Collection (1375) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13750000000   (Click To View)

CD-ROM containing digital copies of official records, photographs, and personal stories documenting the history of the USS ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD-692). Over 150 crewmembers of the USS ALLEN M. SUMNER helped to create the CD and an online version is available at HTTP://

Added: 12 Jul 2004[Updated: 30 Oct 2008]
Mike Wilson Collection (1383) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13830000000   (Click To View)

Replica of a U.S. Navy Unit Identification Mark (UIM) sleeve insignia for Mobile Construction Battalion 121.

Added: 19 Jul 2004[Updated: 17 Sep 2004]
Daniel E. Wark Collection (1378) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13780000000   (Click To View)

Medals, Badges, Ribbons, Certificates, Military Administrative Documents, Western Union Telegrams, a printed photograph, and a Newspaper clipping document Daniel E. Wark's tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division and his subsequent death in action on August 21, 1968.

Added: 19 Jul 2004[Updated: 25 Sep 2009]
Robert Whitehurst Collection (1402) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14020000000   (Click To View)

Thirteen CD-ROMS, materials on and the diaries of Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, a 1962 Blue Book for Junks, a powerpoint presentation from a panel at the Vietnam Center's symposium in 2008, materials from the Defense Language Institute, a commemorative ship's wheel and 'Best Boat' flag, and 8 books document the service of Frederick Whitehurst and the life and thoughts of Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, a former North Vietnamese female doctor who died during the Vietnam Conflict. 100 Strips of negatives document Robert Whitehurst's Service in Vietnam as a warrant officer with the 5th Heavy Boat Company, 159th Transportation Battallion, 4th Trasportation Command (4th TC), 1970- 1972. Articles concerning the premier of the movie Dun Dot (Don't Burn It). Slide boxes and a negative sleeve are also included with the artifacts.

Added: 10 Aug 2004[Updated: 19 May 2011]
R. Mike Womack Collection (1480) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14800000000   (Click To View)

Books and VHS tapes concerning the Vietnam War, photocopies of programs from a Memorial Service for Lt. J. Robert Kalsu and a listing of the members of C Company 2nd Battalion of the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association.

Added: 07 Jan 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Lester L. Westling, Jr. Collection (1454) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14540000000   (Click To View)

Jungle uniform shirts and pants that were worn by Captain Lester L. Westling, Jr., CHC, USN (Ret.) while in Vietnam.

Added: 18 Oct 2004[Updated: 10 Jun 2015]
Mara Wallis Collection (1550) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15500000000   (Click To View)

DVD copy of the documentary produced and directed by Mara Wallis titled 'Entertaining Vietnam' documents little-known performers from the United States and Australia who traveled around Vietnam entertaining the soldiers.

Added: 12 Apr 2005[Updated: 28 Jul 2011]
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Cold War International History Project Collection (971) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9710000000   (Click To View)

Working Paper #45 - Poland and Vietnam, 1963: New Evidence on Secret Communist Diplomacy and the 'Maneli Affair' by Margaret K. Gnoinska.

Added: 03 May 2005[Updated: 14 Jul 2005]
Joy Wilkerson Collection (1526) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15260000000   (Click To View)

Correspondence, photographs and negatives, newspapers and newspaper clippings, books, VHS tapes, audio magnetic tapes, Hollywood magazines, TV scripts, internet printouts, and race car paraphernalia document Joy Wilkerson's career in entertainment during the 1960s and 1970s, including her trip to Vietnam in 1967 where she was given the title 'Miss South Vietnam.' Among the correspondence are letters from military servicemen in Vietnam that Wilkerson adopted as pen pals.

Added: 23 May 2005[Updated: 28 May 2013]