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William R. Wright Collection (2267) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22670000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

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 To View)
 Collection

Audiotape letters and a United States Army Nurse's uniform document Janice Whitehead's service as a nurse in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Added: 04 Dec 2009[Updated: 09 Dec 2009]
Robert B. Wilcox Collection (2180) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21800000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

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 To View)
 Collection

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 To View)
 Collection

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]
John K. Wells Collection (2291) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22910000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Book titled Give Me Fifty Marines Not Afraid to Die: Iwo Jima written by John Keith Wells.

Added: 22 Feb 2010[Updated: 22 Feb 2010]
Claude N. Whittle Collection (2307) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23070000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

U.S. Army photographs staged for training purposes that were collected by Claude N. Whittle during his tour of duty in Vietnam with A Troop, 3rd Battalion, 17th Air Cavalry and then donated to the Vietnam Archive.

Added: 19 Apr 2010[Updated: 06 May 2010]
John C. Williams Collection (2241) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22410000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one half of a linear foot of photographs and slides document John C. Williams' service with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Added: 03 Aug 2010[Updated: 14 Apr 2017]
Thomas B. Wood, Jr. CW4, USA, Ret. Collection (1927) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19270000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of photographs, training manuals, and DOD evasion charts document Thomas B. Woods service in Vietnam from December 1967-December 1968. The materials date from the war era.

Added: 19 Feb 2007[Updated: 05 Mar 2007]
Franklin S. Whitlock Collection (1940) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19400000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately one linear foot of military administrative documents, photographs, and various army clothes document Franklin S. Whitlock's service in Vietnam with the 563rd Transportation Company.

Added: 03 Apr 2007[Updated: 16 Oct 2007]
Philip M. Worley Collection (1948) Finding Aid
Item Number: 19480000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Three linear feet including slides, photographs, Naval service documents, certificates, medals and awards, US Navy dress uniform, and other various museum artifacts document Philip Worley's service in the US Navy from 1967 to 1971.

Added: 24 Jul 2007[Updated: 02 Feb 2011]
Mr. James P. Wheeler Jr. Collection (1207) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12070000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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]
Jack Waterlander Collection (1005) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10050000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Citation to accompany the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Waterlander (no date). Citation to accompany the award of the Silver Star to Waterlander (no date). List of recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross award dated March 7, 1969.

Added: 14 Aug 2002[Updated: 11 May 2017]
Friends of the Lubbock Library (1061) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10610000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Map of Vietnam and surrounding area printed in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal Januart 7, 1968. The map depicts where various major units are posted in South Vietnam.

Added: 06 Nov 2002[Updated: 13 Apr 2015]
Glenn West Collection (741) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7410000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear feet of photographs, booklets, cards, bulletins, magazines,, officer biographical sheets, and a CD-ROM document Glenn West's service with the 9th Medical Laboratory in Vietnam.

Added: 11 Nov 2002[Updated: 07 Sep 2007]
David Wilkinson Collection (1067) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10670000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection contains 3 copies of a Vietnamese newspaper, Vietnamese pamphlets, and a small book. All contents are written in Vietnamese.

Added: 13 Nov 2002[Updated: 13 Dec 2002]
Pat Wilson Collection (1069) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10690000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection contains a POW bracelet for Colonel Gordon Larson.

Added: 17 Dec 2002[Updated: 31 Mar 2003]
James Woodworth Collection (1073) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10730000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection consists of photographs and captions that document the time James Woodworth spent in Vietnam serving in the 195th AHC, in 1968. The photgraphs and captions are derived from a scrapbook compiled by Woodworth.

Added: 17 Dec 2002[Updated: 18 Dec 2002]
Jack Wright Collection (1081) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10810000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

This collection is composed of a large number of slides and several different artifacts collected by Mr. Wright while serving in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Also present in the collection are copious amounts of personal letters, and a few photographs.

Added: 18 Dec 2002[Updated: 06 Jul 2007]
Bruce Wentworth Collection (1300) Finding Aid
Item Number: 13000000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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]
Walt McDonald Collection (661) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6610000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately two linear feet of books and periodicals donated to the Vietnam Archive by Walt McDonald.

Added: 28 Mar 2002[Updated: 20 Dec 2012]
Chuck Wilson Collection (540) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5400000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately three linear feet of photographs and artifacts document Chuck Wilson's experience in Vietnam. Notable artifacts include Montagnard and Filipino weapons.

Added: 24 Jun 2002[Updated: 23 Apr 2007]
Samuel Waters Collection (673) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6730000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

DD-214 documents Samuel Waters' 19 years of service in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1982.

Added: 24 Jun 2002[Updated: 21 Jun 2007]
Henry Whitsitt Collection (822) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8220000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than a linear foot of 1973 Navy messages regarding comments and directives and the handling and processing of POW's returning from Vietnam donated to the Vietnam Archive by Henry Whitsitt.

Added: 19 Jul 2002[Updated: 25 Sep 2007]
George Wickes Collection (1741) Finding Aid
Item Number: 17410000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

George Wickes' memoirs from 1945 and 1946 document his service and experiences with the Office of Stategic Services (OSS) in Vietnam, including his meeting with Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi in 1946.

Added: 23 Aug 2006[Updated: 23 Aug 2006]
Patricia A Warner Collection (1830) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18300000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

One CD-ROM of photographs documents Commander Patricia Warner (ret.) service in the United States Navy Nurse Corps aboard the USS Sanctuary (AH-17) Hospital Ship, 1967-1968.

Added: 28 Aug 2006[Updated: 28 Aug 2006]
Daniel L. & Jean Williams Collection (1822) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18220000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Approximately one linear foot of photographs, negatives, slides, one DVD, one 8mm film, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and articles document Daniel L. Williams' service with Air America in Laos during the Vietnam Conflict. Most materials date from the war period and are in good condition.

Added: 25 Sep 2006[Updated: 06 Nov 2017]
Samuel D. Ward Collection (1889) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18890000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of a cruisebook for Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three (HAL-3) documents the unit's history and members at Binhthuy, Vietnam (Binh Thuy, Viet Nam), 1971-1972. The cruisebook is an original from 1972 and is in good condition.

Added: 07 Nov 2006[Updated: 09 Nov 2006]
Wall That Heals Memorabilia Collection (338) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3380000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of letters, notes, photographs, an information kit, U.S. flags, and other materials document how individuals in the Lubbock area remember those who lost their lives during the Vietnam Conflict. These materials were collected by the Vietnam Archive staff from the 'Wall that Heals,' a to-scale replica traveling version of 'The Wall' (National Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington, D.C.) when it visited Texas Tech University in conjunction with the Vietnam Center's third Triennial Symposium, 14-20 April 1999.

Added: 05 Nov 2001[Updated: 23 Feb 2017]
James Wollner Collection (2351) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23510000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Book titled The Bamboo Shoot: The Story of the 2nd Airboat Platoon by James Parker Wollner.

Added: 14 Mar 2012[Updated: 14 Mar 2012]
Larry Woodson Collection (2292) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22920000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

The collection consists of approximately twelve linear feet of materials documenting Larry Woodson's service with International Voluntary Services (IVS) in Laos from 1964-1971, his later work with USAID, and his subsequent involvement with the IVS Alumni and Air America Association after the war. The materials include documents (including administrative documents, memos, reports, guides on Lao and Thai customs, and correspondence); books; scrapbooks containing Lao currency and stamps; clippings/articles; photographs; slides (600 slides of Laos dated from 1964 - 1975); flags; periodicals; newsletters; newspapers; calendars; audio (including music); video; artifacts; Air Facilities Data Reports on Rescue and SOS SEA losses; Mekong Circle Reunion material; and electronic media.

Items of interest include a copy of the Laos book project proposal (an unpublished manuscript containing reminisces of men and women who served in Laos), Woodson's letters home to his parents, and affidavits and correspondence documenting the asylum seeking efforts of a Laotian family. Also included are correspondence and clippings telling about the lives of USAID people after they returned from Laos. The materials date from 1964 to 2015, predominately 1964-1979.

Added: 08 Jun 2012[Updated: 29 Mar 2018]
Joe Witherspoon Collection (2329) Finding Aid
Item Number: 23290000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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)
 Collection

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]
James V. and Anne Weatherill Collection (2704) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27040000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

One book, The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam, James V. and Anne Weatherill, 2014. The book takes the reader into the CH-47 Chinook helicopter cockpit and the daily life of a 22 year old pilot. It also includes Anne Weatherill's experience as a pregnant college senior and military spouse.

Added: 09 Jun 2015[Updated: 01 Jul 2015]
Lewis O. Woodward, Jr. Collection (2763) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27630000000   (Click To View)
 File

Approximately one linear feet of books and newspaper clippings donated to the Archive by Lewis O. Woodward, Jr.

Added: 15 Aug 2016[Updated: 15 Aug 2016]
Kenneth Woods Collection (2788) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27880000000   (Click To View)
 Collection
Added: 20 Oct 2016[Updated: 07 Mar 2017]
John Whitehair Collection (2789) Finding Aid
Item Number: 27890000000   (Click To View)
 Collection
Added: 28 Oct 2016[Updated: 10 Mar 2017]
Stanley V. Wisniewski Collection (2839) Finding Aid
Item Number: 28390000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

The collection consists of slides documenting Stanley Wisniewski's service in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and his DD214.

Added: 21 Jun 2017[Updated: 12 Jul 2017]
USNS General John Pope Collection (1574) Finding Aid
Item Number: 15740000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Hardbound log books, bridge and engine room bell books, materials from bulletin boards, deck log books, Naval Ships Technical Manuals, departmental custody cards, inventory lists, maps and posters and other publications relevant to maritime service have all been recovered from the General John Pope, which is mothballed in the San Francisco Bay. In addition, over 400 canvas bunk bottoms were recovered; these have been digitized and can be viewed online as part of the Vietnam Graffiti Project.

Added: 17 May 2005[Updated: 18 Dec 2015]
Clarence "Jerry" Wages Collection (337) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3370000000   (Click To View)
 Collection

Lieutenant Commander C. J. Wages' thesis for the School of Naval Command and Staff titled ^D'Riverine Warfare: The Need for a Brown Water Navy^D>' documents the reasons why the Brown Water Navy was a necessity during the Vietnam Conflict. The thesis was written in March 1967.

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 21 Jun 2006]