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Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection (139) Finding Aid
Item Number: 1390000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Less than one linear foot of photograph negatives, maps, CD-ROMs, audio reels, published articles, correspondence and other documents detail General Theodore Mataxis, Sr.'s service in Vietnam, 1964-1965. Documents include articles written by Mataxis on the war in the highlands and Tet 1965, a transcript of an interview with Mataxis conducted by Captain Cash of the US Army Center for Military History at the Pentagon in 1967 and a letter from a company political cadre to a battalion political officer, which was found on a Viet Cong soldier. Documents date from 1960s through 1990s. Negatives and audio reels date 1964-1965.

Added: 09 May 2007[Updated: 30 Sep 2019]
Article, ARMY - War In The Highlands: Attack and Counter-attack on Highway 19
Item Number: 1390101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 7]

Author(s): Col. Theodore C. Mataxis

Item Creation Date: October 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 08 May 2002[Updated: 16 Jan 2018]
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Infantry In Vietnam - Close Fire Support
Item Number: 1390101002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 1967

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 08 May 2002[Updated: 08 May 2002]
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Monsoon Offensive In The Highlands
Item Number: 1390101003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 66]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 08 May 2002[Updated: 08 May 2002]
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Document found on Viet Cong KIA
Item Number: 1390101004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 08 May 2002[Updated: 08 May 2002]
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Road Clearing Operation
Item Number: 1390101005   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: April 1966

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 08 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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Picture of General Westmoreland, Theodore Mataxis and Major Schwarzkopf
Item Number: 1390101006   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: August 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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Map of Monsoon Offensive In The Highlands
Item Number: 1390101007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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They Came To Kannack
Item Number: 1390101008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: November 1982

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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A Staff Ride to the Franco-Prussian War Battlefields of Spicheren, Mars-la-Tour, and St.Privat
Item Number: 1390101009   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: Summer 1996

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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Letters To The Editor - Army History
Item Number: 1390101010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: Winter 1997

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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WW II Veterans Attend Commemoration
Item Number: 1390101011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 06 November 1997

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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Citoyen d'honneur d'Oeting, Region de Forbach - re: 52nd anniversary of Armistice
Item Number: 1390101012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 09 May 1994

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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V.E. Day Draws Brass To France
Item Number: 1390101013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 22 May 1995

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 09 May 2002[Updated: 09 May 2002]
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Miscellaneous Photos From Theodore Mataxis Collection
Item Number: 1390103001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 54]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 12 Jul 2002]
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Handwritten Letter from Theodore Mataxis TO Steve Maxner, Vietnam Archive - re: content notes for oral history tape he made in February 1965 / photo captions
Item Number: 1390103002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

Item Creation Date: 01 April 2002

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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Handwritten Letter from Theodore Mataxis TO Jim [Reckner], Vietnam Archive - re: advice to use biographical questionnaire for Oral History Project participants
Item Number: 1390104001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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Introduction to Paper, Enemy Summer Monsoon Offensive in II ARVN Corps, 1965 & interest in oral history projects
Item Number: 1390104002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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Letter from Ted Mataxis, American Military University TO Jim [Reckner], Vietnam Center - re: recommendations for Oral History Project
Item Number: 1390104003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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Contact Information - Ted Mataxis - VNCA Oral History Project
Item Number: 1390104004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 24 May 2002

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 07 Dec 2018]
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Presentation Notes, Enemy Summer Monsoon Offensive / Importance of Oral History - Fourth Triennial Symposium, Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University
Item Number: 1390104005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 44]

Item Creation Date: 11 - 13 April 2002

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 12 Jul 2002[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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Insignia of Military Equipment Delivery Team, Cambodia and Addendum - Article, Trading Post
Item Number: 1390105001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 5]

Author(s): Shelby L. Stanton

Item Creation Date: January - March 1984

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 16 Dec 2003[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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Transcription of 1967 Interview with General Theodore C. Mataxis at the Pentagon, Interviewer Captain Cash - U.S. Center for Military History, Unit 192
Item Number: 1390105002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 24]

Item Creation Date: January 1967

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 16 Dec 2003[Updated: 06 Dec 2018]
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Edited Copy of Interview Conducted by Richard Verrone (TTU Vietnam Archive) With General Theodore Mataxis, Sr.
Item Number: 1390106001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 126]

Item Creation Date: 31 March 2000

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2004[Updated: 31 Aug 2004]
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Theodore Mataxis Collection Negatives 1-107
Item Number: 139EM0058   (Click For More Item Information)
 Electronic Media

Digitized copies of photographic negatives of images from Vietnam.

Item Creation Date: 24 April 2002

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 17 May 2002[Updated: 11 Dec 2012]
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Audio Letter from General Mataxis - re: Accompaniment of General Westmoreland on a visit to the 3rd Corps
Item Number: 139AU0784   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is a short audio letter from General Mataxis regarding his accompaniment of General Westmoreland on a visit to the 3rd Corps. He and General Westmoreland presented crossbows to several Congressmen during the trip. The letter writer also spoke about the differences in the command structure

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Item Creation Date: 01 November 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Jul 2015]
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Helicopter Assault
Item Number: 139AU0785   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is an audio letter from General Mataxis who served in World War II and Korea. Much of the letter covered helicopter tactics during the war. The writer described a C-47 collision with two helicopters on the runway with accompanying pictures of the damage to the helicopters. He also described

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Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Mountain revolt, Furo uprising
Item Number: 139AU0786   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

Item Creation Date: 01 February 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Jul 2015]
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National Geographic Magazine
Item Number: 139AU0787   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

In this short audio letter General Mataxis describes his experiences in Vietnam using a National Geographic article that his family has at home. The article addresses railroads and some cultural features in Vietnam which the writer ties to places that he has visited and things that were currently

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Item Creation Date: 01 September 1964

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Audio Letter from General Mataxis - re: rice wine festivals and time at a Vietnamese resort
Item Number: 139AU0788   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This audio letter documents rice wine festivals and time at a Vietnamese resort. General Mataxis tells of three rice wine festivals in different Montagnard villages. He stated that the Montagnards gave the soldiers bracelets and had them drink rice wine, which led to an upset stomach. Later in

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Jul 2015]
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Audio Letter by General Mataxis - re: Family visitng Vietnam
Item Number: 139AU0789   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is a short audio letter by General Mataxis in Vietnam. He spoke about his wife and children visiting Vietnam for one year while he was there. He stated that he talked to Westmoreland about this and the general gave him a tentative yes. He said that the family would likely live in hotel type

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Item Creation Date: 01 December 1964

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Jul 2015]
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Audio Letter by General Mataxis - re: Descriptions of working and living conditions
Item Number: 139AU0790   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is a short audio letter by General Mataxis to his wife. Most of the letter consists of his descriptions of pictures of his working and living area that he sent in a letter. He also spoke about selling his son a Corvair after replacing the tires and breaks on the car.

Item Creation Date: 20 October 1964

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Jul 2015]
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Attacks
Item Number: 139AU0791   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is an audio letter from General Mataxis to his wife in the US. Most of the topics are updates on his experiences. He initially comments on his pride in his son for completing jump training at Quantico, Virginia. He also said that his son told he that he saw the writer in the newspapers

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Item Creation Date: 01 February 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Rice Wine Ceremony
Item Number: 139AU0792   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is an audio letter describing a group of pictures taken by General Mataxis of his experiences in Vietnam. The writer begins by describing the Montagnard revolts against the Vietnamese government. Because of this the Montagnards of the Central Highlands did not defend themselves against

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Gas Operations
Item Number: 139AU0793   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is an audio letter narrating pictures concerning a raid on a VC controlled peninsula. During this attack, tear gas was used which was the first time gas was used in combat since World War I. The plan was for the ARVN soldiers to attack the VC while they were subdued by the tear gas. The

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Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Audio Letter by General Mataxis - re: Montagnard revolt
Item Number: 139AU0794   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is a short audio letter concerning other letters home and a recent Montagnard revolt. During this letter the writer told his wife to pay attention to her tape selection and buy the most economical tapes. He also told her that if she wanted more mail then she needed to send him more mail to

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Item Creation Date: 01 November 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 06 Jul 2015]
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SF Camp, Air Assault
Item Number: 139AU0795   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is an audio letter concerning helicopter tactics and a rice wine ceremony. The writer stated that the helicopters flew very low so that the VC did not have very much of a window to shoot at them. The air force also bombed LZ's in order to prevent ambushes. Later he further described

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Item Creation Date: 18 January 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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OperationFree Way(HW #19 opening up)
Item Number: 139AU0796   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This recording describes Operation Freeway. This operation was planned to open a highway controlled by the VC. One section of the highway ran from the Highland Plateau to the Ong Qui Pass and the other section ran over the mountain. Operation Freeway was carried out by an airborne task force

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Item Creation Date: 28 July 1965

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Colonel Goldberg, basic philisophy and guerilla war
Item Number: 139AU0798   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is a response to an audio letter from General Theodore Mataxis Sr. by Seymore. Seymore says that he is having a hard time getting an overall picture of the happenings in Vietnam. He offers advice on several military items on the tape. In regard to guerilla tactics, Seymore tells Mataxis

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Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 30 Aug 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Current History
Item Number: 139AU0797   (Click For More Item Information)
 Audio

This is a short audio letter from General Theodore Mataxis Sr. to his wife Helma. In this letter Mataxis describes the recent Montagnard uprisings. The US and South Vietnamese forces have been moving the Montagnards away from Cambodia and attempting to quell any uprisings. Mataxis stated that

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Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 29 Oct 2002[Updated: 20 Nov 2013]
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Vietnam Been There...Done That!
Item Number: 983EM0119   (Click For More Item Information)
 Electronic Media

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 21 Jun 2002[Updated: 11 Dec 2012]
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Negative
Item Number: VAN002775   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 19 Jan 2006]
Negative
Item Number: VAN002776   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 26 Aug 2002]
Negative
Item Number: VAN002777   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 26 Aug 2002]
Negative
Item Number: VAN002778   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 26 Aug 2002]
Negative
Item Number: VAN002779   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 26 Aug 2002]
Negative
Item Number: VAN002780   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 26 Aug 2002]
Negative
Item Number: VAN002781   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Theodore Mataxis, Sr. Collection

Added: 26 Aug 2002[Updated: 26 Aug 2002]