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Elwin C. Vanderland Collection (1439) Finding Aid
Item Number: 14390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Slides, photographs, film, audio recordings, newsclippings, award citations and artifacts from Erwin C. Vanderland's tour of duty in Vietnam as a chaplain from 1965 to 1966 with the 62nd Engineer Battalion and 1969 to 1970 with the 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry 5th Infantry Division.

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 15 Jul 2019]
Montagnard ceremonial dagger
Item Number: 1439museum1410   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Montangard ceremonial sword/dagger

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Montagnard spear tip
Item Number: 1439museum1411   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Montangard Spear Tip

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Montagnard beads
Item Number: 1439museum1412   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

4 strands Montangard beads

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Bookmark
Item Number: 1439museum1413   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Woven Raglai bookmark

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Spike
Item Number: 1439museum1414   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Metal pungy spike foun on a trail near Hamburger Hill

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Burial blanket
Item Number: 1439museum1415   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Cham burial blanket, typically burned with body

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
ABC News Composite Print: Toys for Vietnam Children
Item Number: 1439VI1699   (Click For More Item Information)
 Moving Image

USAF distributing Christmas presents to Vietnamese children. SSgt Pedro Correl and Captin Elwin C. Vanderland interact with the children on camera. Colonel Calvin Bass, commanding 309th Air Commando Squadron. The film follows C-123 Provider "Sweet Laura" (54-579A).
NOTE: Some portions of this

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 16 Mar 2017]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
untitled
Item Number: 1439AU1469   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

removed from slide carousel with slides from 1969-1970

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
untitled
Item Number: 1439AU1470   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Removed from slide carousel with slides from Vanderland's tour of duty from 1969-1970 as a chaplain with the 3/5 Cavalry.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
untitled
Item Number: 1439AU1471   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 11 Oct 2004[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
Photograph
Item Number: VA038952   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldier showing villagers supplies.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2005[Updated: 16 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038953   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

two men cooking on grill.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038954   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

two soldiers sitting at table smiling and laughing.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038955   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Contruction Unit:62d Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: C-124 'Globe Master' preparing to unload ground control unit for the Phan Rang Airbase. Start: 15 Oct 65 Comp: 15 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 04 March 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038956   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: Co B, 62d Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: 5 ten dump trucks being loaded with processsed decomposed granite for leveling course under AM-2 matting. Start: 15 Oct 65 Comp: 15 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 26 February 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038957   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit 62nd EBC Function or Activities: Aerial view of Air Force Cantonment Area. Taken at a height of 800 ft. Starting Date:29 Oct 65 Completion Date: 15 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 14 December 1965

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038958   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldier giving a speech at ceremony.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038959   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 04 Apr 2016]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038960   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

three soldiers walking, one with gun, the other is helping one out of the water.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 07 Feb 2014]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038961   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

two soldiers kneeling down, one with gun, small children around.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038962   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 01 September 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038963   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldier with villager holding up leopard skin.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038964   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

broken railroad tracks.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038965   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

broken wood and metal.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038966   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Village hut.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038967   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Soldier shaking hand with Vietnamese soldier.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038968   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldier giving speech.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038969   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Vietnamese walking in procession ceremony.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038970   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Three soldiers standing in front of 62nd Headquarters sign.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038971   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Religious altar - [62nd Engineering Battalion, Phan Rang]

Item Creation Date: 01 April 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 04 Apr 2016]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038972   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Chua Trung-Quang entrance.

Item Creation Date: 01 April 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 04 Apr 2016]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038973   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Two soldiers sitting around, one reading a book.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038975   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

natural rocks stacked up.

Item Creation Date: 01 April 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038974   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

big natural rocks with small bushes.

Item Creation Date: 01 April 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038976   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldiers gathering for a ceremony.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038977   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldier dressing small Vietnamese village boy.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038978   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: Co 'B', 62d Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: Aerial view of AM_2 matting fighter apron. Note primary taxiway and runway in background. Photo taken looking west from an altitude of 1000ft. Start: 15 Oct 65 Comp: 15 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 05 March 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038979   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: Co B, 62d Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: 20 ton truck mtd. crane with pile drving attachment prepares to drive piling in irrigation canal fro POL pipeline crossing. Start: 31 Jan 66 Comp: 1 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 25 February 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038980   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: 62d Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: AM-2 airstrip with 7200 ft. completed. Taken at 900 ft. from Northern approach. Start: 15 Oct 65 Comp: 15 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 01 February 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038981   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: 62nd Engineer Bn (Const) Function or Activities: Shot of Eastern most approach of proposed runway; Shot at a distance of 1/2 mile. Starting Date: 12 Sept. 65 Comp: 18 Feb. 66 US Army photo: by SP/5 William Walker, Photo Lab, 62nd Battalion (Construction)

Item Creation Date: 30 October 1965

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038982   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldiers walking and lining up.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038983   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: Co 'B' Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: LCM from 479th Port Construction Co positioning 4' submarine line at Phan Rang bay. Start: 4 Mar 66 Comp: 12 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 07 March 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038984   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: Co 'B', 62d Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: 497th Port Construction Co. assisting 'B' Company LCM to pull 8' flexible submarine line out from beach at Phan Rang Bay. Start: 4 Mar 66 Comp: 12 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 07 March 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038985   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: 62nd Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity: Photo shows damage to POL pipeline caused by 1/2# of TNT placed on top of pipe. 40# of pipe had to be replaced.

Item Creation Date: 11 April 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038986   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: Co 'C'. 62nd Engr Bn (Const) Function or activity: Members of Company 'C' placing the final row of AM_2 matting on the runway. Start: 15 Oct 65 Comp: 15 Mar 66

Item Creation Date: 11 March 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 11 Jul 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038987   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

soldiers and Vietnamese workers involved in construction site with large pipes.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038989   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Vietnamese workers in construction site.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA038988   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Construction Unit: Co 'D'. 62nd Engr Bn (Const) Function or Activity' Aerial view of on base POL tank farm showing completed 10MBBL tank and two 3MBBL tanks. Photo taken from altitude of 500 ft. Start: 15 Jan 66 Comp: Unknown at this time. Dependent upon material availability.

Item Creation Date: 05 March 1966

Collection: Elwin C. Vanderland Collection

Added: 18 Feb 2005[Updated: 18 Feb 2005]