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Bill Carpenter Collection (696) Finding Aid
Item Number: 6960000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Bill Carpenter's memoirs and three CDs of photographs document his service with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division in 1967-1968. The three CDs in the collection contain photographs of the LRRPs of the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam (January - April 1967); LRRP teams preparing for missions; David Ives, the first LRRP KIA; and Lurp the Wonder Dog, the only member of LRRP to serve the entire time the unit was in Vietnam. The collection also includes articles and personal narratives from US Army Rangers/LRRPs, poems, and newsletters accumulated by William Carpenter. These materials are dated 2016-2018, or are otherwise undated.

Added: 12 Jun 2002[Updated: 26 Nov 2018]