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Edgar R. McCoin Collection (2229) Finding Aid
Item Number: 22290000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately one half of a linear foot of artifacts, photographs, field manuals, and military administrative documents illustrate Edgar R. McCoin's life and in particular, his service in Vietnam in 1971 with the 45th Military Intelligence Company, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Military intelligence Group while assigned to Combined Intelligence Center, Vietnam.

Added: 14 Dec 2009[Updated: 15 May 2012]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059213   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Bronze for making plaque

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059214   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Barry Allison, MIT Department Tech, preparing the furnace for melting bronze for the plaque

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059215   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Mold pattern for preparing the sand for the pouring of molten bronze to make the major section of the plaque. There will be three parts to complete the plaque.

Item Creation Date: March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059216   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Tennessee Tech student packing the sand around the mold in preparation for the bronze pour.

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059217   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Dr. Fred Vondra, Professor, MIT Department, of Tennessee Tech University, preparing for pour of plaque

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059218   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Pouring the molten bronze for the first section of the plaque

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059219   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Pouring bronze for plaque

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059220   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Separating the mold after pouring the casting, which is another step in the plaque process

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059221   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Cleaning the sand from the still hot casting

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059222   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Dr. Fred Vondra clearing sand from the fresh casting to inspect plaque quality

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA059223   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

First section of the plaque cooling so that the clean up process may continue.

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2010

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 06 Aug 2010[Updated: 06 Aug 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056516   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Ed McCoin, TTU Senior & Army ROTC Cadet (commissioned 1969)

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056517   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Friends & Classmates at DLI ( Defense Language Institute) First photo: LTs Bill Miller (MI), Rick Wistner (Spec. Forces), and Bill Russell (MI) Second photo: classmates & Vietnamese teacher ( I took both photos)

Item Creation Date: 1970

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056518   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Photos from 1969-1971 1LT Edgar R. McCoin Chief, Guerilla/Recruitment Team Combat Intelligence Officer Combined Intelligence Center, Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056519   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

90th Replacement Batallion near Bien Hoa

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056520   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Two 'green' 2LTs heading for the Nashville airport on their way to Vietnam after a year of training (McCoin & Russell)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056521   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

2LT Bill Russell-my best friend-we did all our training together. 'In-country' only a few days, we were awaiting our final assignments.

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056522   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

'Greenhorn' LT McCoin going on a mission (notice the nice, new jungle fatigues)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056523   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Only entrance into the CICV compound (building main entrance)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056524   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

My second temporary location after arrival in RVN

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056525   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

ARVN FAC (Forward Air Control) plane at Cao Lahn

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056526   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Chopper moving an artillery piece

Item Creation Date: 01 January 1979

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056527   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Major Dwight T. DeVoss, CICV OB Operations Officer, in addition to my regular work, I worked as 'Projects Officer' for the Major.

Item Creation Date: 01 January 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056528   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

1LTs Trojanowski, Chiostri, and McCoin (McCoin leading mission)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056529   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

1LT McCoin relaxing in BOQ ( the Nhan Vi-Cho Lon area)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056530   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Vietnamese man on his bicycle ( Saigon)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056531   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

1LT McCoin having some 'downtime' at BOQ

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056532   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

1LT McCoin on a mission near Cao Lahn

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056533   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

1LT Ed McCoin headed to MACV & Phoenix Advisor's Training School to teach a class on reporting information on the VC for the 'Big Mack' program

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056534   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Ancient temple somewhere in MRII

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056535   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

MACV & Phoenix Advisor's School in Vung Tau, I taught a class on reporting VC info to CICV several times

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056536   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Ed McCoin at large Buddha on hill in Nha Trang

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056537   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Nha Trang beach and bay

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056538   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Spec 5 Ron Chambers travelled with me frequently

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056539   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

ID badge for MACV HQ visits-designed in 1971-probably not more than a half-dozen of these Big Mack badges are in existence, if that

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056540   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

1LT McCoin cleaning his M-16A1 rifle at CICV after a mission

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056541   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

A scene somewhere in South Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056542   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

ARVN base camp somewhere in SE Military Region III

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056543   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Villagers working their land somewhere in eastern mid-RVN

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056544   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Defoliation results somewhere in South Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056545   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Rice patty near the Cambodian border with RVN

Item Creation Date: 01 January 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056546   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

China Beach, near Da Nang (MRI)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056547   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Village in the Ca Mau area ( southern tip of South Vietnam-MRIV)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056548   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Beach at Vung Tau, home of in-country R&R, ARVN Intelligence School & Advisors' School

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056549   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

People with homes built with discarded military materials

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056550   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Another shot of the countryside-see people in trees (MRIII)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056551   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

A nice house in a small village in Vietnam

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056552   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Fish market in the Saigon area (MRIII)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056553   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Pork market in the Saigon area (MRIII)

Item Creation Date: 1971

Collection: Edgar R. McCoin Collection

Added: 16 Feb 2010[Updated: 16 Feb 2010]