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Jerry Benson Collection (022) Finding Aid
Item Number: 0220000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Approximately one linear foot of documents detail Jerry Benson's service during the Vietnam Conflict. Primarily correspondence between Benson and his parents from June 1968 through April 1969, military orders and awards, photographs and newspaper clippings from the Houston Chronicle are also included. Dates of the materials range from 1968 to 1998.

Added: 07 Nov 2001[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Medal
Item Number: 022museum4592   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

'No Mission Too Difficult No Sacrifice Too Great' metal.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 22 Sep 2014[Updated: 22 Sep 2014]
Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: daily update
Item Number: 0220111015   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 18 November 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 01 Oct 2014[Updated: 01 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: guard duty
Item Number: 0220111017   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 16 November 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 01 Oct 2014[Updated: 01 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: headquarters company guard
Item Number: 0220111018   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 18 November 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 01 Oct 2014[Updated: 01 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: broken company safe
Item Number: 0220112002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 11 December 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 01 Oct 2014[Updated: 01 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: caught up with work
Item Number: 0220112006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 06 December 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: Christmas Day
Item Number: 0220112017   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 25 December 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: post-Christmas day
Item Number: 0220112018   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 27 December 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: work overload
Item Number: 0220112019   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 29 December 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: blown ambush
Item Number: 0220113016   (Click For More Item Information)
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[This Item may contain objectionable materials.]

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 31 January 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: chapel service
Item Number: 0220114001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 02 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: double digit countdown
Item Number: 0220114003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 04 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: cold morning
Item Number: 0220114004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 06 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 02 Oct 2014[Updated: 02 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: night guard duty
Item Number: 0220114005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 09 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: visit from a friend
Item Number: 0220114006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 10 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: home return countdown
Item Number: 0220114007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 11 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: new clerk
Item Number: 0220114008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 13 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: night guard
Item Number: 0220114009   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: Tet
Item Number: 0220114010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 17 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: attacks from VC
Item Number: 0220114015   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 26 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: post-Tet Offensive
Item Number: 0220114016   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 28 February 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: picture description
Item Number: 0220115001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 01 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: inspection
Item Number: 0220115002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 03 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: update on E-5 orders
Item Number: 0220115003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 06 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: Sergeant Benson
Item Number: 0220115004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 08 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: filling in for Lt. Webster
Item Number: 0220115005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 09 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: NCO Club
Item Number: 0220115006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 11 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: requesting 7 day leave & wrote to family of a buddy (Dave) KIA December 1968
Item Number: 0220115007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 14 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 23 Jan 2015]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: work exhaustion
Item Number: 0220115008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: downpour
Item Number: 0220115009   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 17 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: Sergeant of the Guard
Item Number: 0220115010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 27 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: potential purchace of a vehicle
Item Number: 0220115011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 19 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: U.S. reassignment
Item Number: 0220115012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 22 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: request to transfer
Item Number: 0220115013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 24 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: electric typewritter
Item Number: 0220115014   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 25 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: Woody's birthday
Item Number: 0220115015   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 29 March 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: Uncle's operation
Item Number: 0220116001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 02 April 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: flight to Lai Khe
Item Number: 0220116002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 05 April 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: approved R&R
Item Number: 0220116003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 08 April 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: relocation approval
Item Number: 0220116004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 10 April 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: late night work
Item Number: 0220116005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 13 April 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Letter from Jerry W. Benson to parents - re: inspection preparation
Item Number: 0220116006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 17 April 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 06 Oct 2014[Updated: 06 Oct 2014]
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Envelope from Jerry W. Benson to parents
Item Number: 0220117002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 11 June 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 07 Oct 2014[Updated: 07 Oct 2014]
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Envelope from Jerry W. Benson to parents
Item Number: 0220117003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: ca. 1968

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 07 Oct 2014[Updated: 07 Oct 2014]
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Envelope from Jerry W. Benson to parents
Item Number: 0220117005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: ca. May 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 07 Oct 2014[Updated: 07 Oct 2014]
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Memorial Card, Houston National Cemetery - David P. Hellenbrand
Item Number: 0220118001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 07 Oct 2014[Updated: 15 Oct 2014]
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Letter from David P. Hellenbrand's Mother to Jerry W. Benson - re: response from lost son
Item Number: 0220118002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 07 Oct 2014[Updated: 15 Oct 2014]
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Letter from David P. Hellenbrand's Mother to Jerry W. Benson - re: Christmas
Item Number: 0220118003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 December 1969

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 07 Oct 2014[Updated: 07 Oct 2014]
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Letter from David P. Hellenbrand's Mother to Jerry W. Benson - re: received photographs
Item Number: 0220118004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Jerry Benson Collection

Added: 07 Oct 2014[Updated: 07 Oct 2014]
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