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Charles E. Wilson Collection (1108) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11080000000   (Click For More Item Information)

A yearbook from 1963 - 1964, two decorative ashtrays, and a plaque document Charles E. Wilson's service aboard the USS Frank E. Evans.

Added: 04 Mar 2003[Updated: 08 Apr 2005]
Nevin Williams Collection (1143) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11430000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately three linear feet of documents, artifacts, periodicals, books, and photo files document Nevin Williams' experience in Vietnam. This collection consists of digital photograph files on CD-Rom that document Nevin Roger Williams's service in the U.S. Army. The CD contains images of Cu Chi and Saigon, 1967; 18th Military Police Brigade, 1967-1968; and the MACV Advisory Team 45 in Ninh Thuan Province, 1970-1971. The collection also contains books and issues of Vietnam Magazine, 1988-2003.

Added: 23 Apr 2003[Updated: 08 Nov 2018]
Mr. James P. Wheeler Jr. Collection (1207) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12070000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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]
Donald Walker Collection (392) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3920000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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: 12 Jul 2019]
USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association, Inc. Collection (1375) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13750000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 with the U.S. Army in Vietnam with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, and his subsequent death while on patrol on August 21, 1968.

Added: 19 Jul 2004[Updated: 10 Apr 2019]
Robert Whitehurst Collection (1402) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14020000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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: 12 Jul 2019]
Stephen Watson Collection (1429) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14290000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)
Added: 05 Oct 2004[Updated: 22 Aug 2017]
Lester L. Westling, Jr. Collection (1454) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14540000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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]
Walter Welsh Collection (2873) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28730000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)
Added: 03 Oct 2017[Updated: 03 Oct 2017]
Charles Winer Collection (2842) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28420000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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]
Barry Wain Collection (2881) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28810000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately six and a half linear feet of documents, audio tapes, electronic media, and periodicals donated to the archive by David Wain. This material represents the research gathered by Barry Wain to write a book on the Ho Chi Minh trail. The collection includes numerous documents and histories of the Ho Chi Minh trail written by the Vietnamese government. There are also numerous diaries and books written by men and women who served on the trail relating their experiences in the war. Many of these documents are in Vietnamese and include a separate English translation. There are also several hand drawn maps of the Ho Chi Min trail.

The collection also includes numerous oral history interviews done by Barry Wain and men and women who served on the Ho Chi Min trail. The interviews were done either entirely in English, or were done in Vietnamese with an interpreter translating the answers into English. The interviews were conducted in 1989, 1990, and 1991. Also included in the collection are several computer disks containing typed transcripts of the oral history interviews.

The collection also contains photocopies of numerous articles, reports, and book chapters that provide background information on the Vietnam War or the Ho Chi Minh trail.

Collection: Barry Wain Collection

Added: 11 May 2018[Updated: 30 Oct 2018]
Gary G. Beach Collection (2996) Finding Aid
Item Number: 29960000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of one 3 inch film reel containing footage from Gary Beach's tour of Vietnam. The reel is undated.

Added: 18 Oct 2018[Updated: 18 Oct 2018]
Gerald Waite Collection (3054) Finding Aid
Item Number: 30540000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of two copies of The Millennial Generation in Vietnam, edited by Barbara Stedman and Gerald Waite.

Added: 03 May 2019[Updated: 03 May 2019]
Timothy J. Woodlock Collection (2588) Finding Aid
Item Number: 25880000000   (Click For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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 For More Item Information)

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]
Allan Wentworth Collection (2013) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20130000000   (Click For More Item Information)

CD contains a Power Point presentation of Allan Wentworth's service in Vietnam with Coast Guard Squadron One, Division 13 at Cat Lo on the USGC POINT PARTRIDGE (WPB 82305) from February through September 1969 with the United States Coast Guard March 'Semper Paratus' as background music.

Added: 29 Oct 2008[Updated: 29 Oct 2008]
Jack Williamson Collection (2156) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21560000000   (Click For More Item Information)

16mm film reel contains footage taken by USIS in remote Vietnamese villages. Short Paper written by Jack Williamson titled 'Integration of Civilian Population into Counterinsurgency Strategies' gives Williamson's thoughts on how civilians around the world can protect themselves against insurgencies.

Added: 17 Nov 2008[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
Conrad N. Walker Collection (2235) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22350000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Book titled The Leapin' Deacon: The Soldier's Chaplain by Conrad N. Walker and J. Walker Winslow describes Walker's career as a United States Army Chaplain, including his service in Vietnam.

Added: 25 Sep 2009[Updated: 25 Sep 2009]
Larry E. Wilson Collection (2230) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22300000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Book titled Fortitude: True Stories of True Grit, edited by Malinda Teel, contains a story written by Lawrence E. Wilson titled 'The Battle at Finger Lake' that documents a battle that Wilson was involved in southwest of Da Nang on 21 November 1967. Also included in the collection is a longer manuscript version of the article.

Added: 01 Oct 2009[Updated: 30 Oct 2009]
Welch Warren Collection (1831) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18310000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over 500 books concerning a variety of Vietnam War related topics donated to the Vietnam Archive by Welch Warren.

Added: 21 Oct 2009[Updated: 18 Feb 2019]
Rob Weiner Collection (929) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9290000000   (Click For More Item Information)

VHS tape titled Carriers describes the role of aircraft carriers during the Vietnam War.

Collection: Rob Weiner Collection

Added: 02 Nov 2009[Updated: 02 Nov 2009]
Richard E. Wood Collection (2040) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20400000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over two linear feet of materials, comprised of 975 slides and issues of the "Communicator" newspaper and "The Jagged Sword" magazine, both publications of the 1st Signal Brigade, and "Pacific Stars and Stripes" newspaper document Richard E. Wood's service in Vietnam as an information specialist with Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Signal Brigade from November 1970 to July 1971.

Added: 06 Nov 2007[Updated: 02 Apr 2019]
William R. Wolf Collection (2014) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20140000000   (Click For More Item Information)
Added: 07 Nov 2007[Updated: 07 Nov 2007]
Joseph Welsh Collection (368) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12030000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of DVDs comprise Joseph J. Welsh's contribution to the Company E (LRP) and Company C (Ranger) Association, Inc. Collection. DVD copy of a video tribute titled 'Some Gave All' produced by Joseph Welsh to the men from Company E (Long Range Patrol), 20th Infantry and Company C (Rangers), 75th Infantry who were killed in the Vietnam War. The music on the DVD is provided Kenny Thomas, who served with the 3rd Ranger Battalion in Somalia in 1993.

Added: 05 Feb 2008[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
John Woolwine Collection (2080) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20800000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Several articles discuss topics such as the death of photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths, African American veterans, the USS New Jersey in the Vietnam War, the My Lai Massacre, the Peace Symbol, and the history of the United States Marine Corps.

Added: 18 Jun 2008[Updated: 10 May 2011]
John L. Wilson Collection (2096) Finding Aid
Item Number: 20960000000   (Click For More Item Information)

DVD titled 'So Others Might Live' documents rescues over North Vietnam conducted by Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Seven (Sea Devils) of the United States Navy.

Added: 14 Oct 2008[Updated: 06 Jan 2010]
William R. Wright Collection (2267) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22670000000   (Click For More Item Information)

CD contains William R. Wright's memoirs of his Marine Corps service from 1967-1971 titled 'Four Years in the Corps.'

Added: 24 Nov 2009[Updated: 24 Nov 2009]
Janice Whitehead Collection (2166) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21660000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of audiotape letters, a U.S. Army nurse's uniform, photographs, and a speech containing Janice Whitehead's personal recollections of her service as a U.S. Army nurse in Vietnam. The materials are dated 1969, 2017, or are otherwise undated.

Added: 04 Dec 2009[Updated: 30 Apr 2019]
Robert B. Wilcox Collection (2180) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21800000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately one linear foot of slides and two pair of combat boots document Robert B. Wilcox's service in the United States Navy as a surgeon, 1967-1970.

Added: 21 Dec 2009[Updated: 05 Apr 2012]
Charles H. Weed Collection (2131) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21310000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The collection consists of documents, periodicals, newspapers, and artifacts (Montagnard arrows and a musical instrument) accumulated by Charles Weed during his service in Vietnam with the CIA. The materials are dated 1954, 1963, 1966, and 1971-1975.

Added: 22 Dec 2009[Updated: 02 Apr 2018]
Hugh Manes Collection (2270) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22700000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Over five linear feet of journals, legal documents, newspaper clippings, anti-war petitions, audio interviews, periodicals, books, photographs, and negatives document Hugh Manes career as a lawyer representing men who were seeking draft deferments and conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War. The material also discusses Manes' 1967 trip to North Vietnam with a delegation from the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation where he visited with North Vietnamese dignitaries including Ho Chi Minh and visited sites bombed by the United States.

Collection: Hugh Manes Collection

Added: 14 Jan 2010[Updated: 05 Oct 2017]
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