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Philip Varsel Collection (1816) Finding Aid
Item Number: 18160000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Two linear feet of photographs, slides, and books document Philip Varsel's service with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. Includes images from Company C, 701st Maintenance at Lai Khe; Caison V at Chon Thanh; along Highway 13, including 1/4 Cavalry NDP (night defensive perimeter); 701st Maintenance at Di An HQ&A; training with 185th Maintenance at Long Binh; Bandit Hill; MACV Compound at Bao Trai; Soui Da and Ben Cui, Operation Junction City; 725th Maintenance at Cu Chi; Company B 27th Maintenance at Bien Hoa Army Base and Tay Ninh; Ho Bo Woods.

Added: 28 Sep 2007[Updated: 26 Aug 2015]
193rd Infantry Brigade Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4310   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

193rd Infantry Brigade Distinctive Unit Insignia Pin - NO GROUND TO GIVE

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
701st Maintenance Battalion insignia
Item Number: 1816museum4311   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

701st Maintenance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia 'SERVITIUM ET COR CORDI'

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
725th Maintenance Battalion insignia
Item Number: 1816museum4313   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

725th Maintenance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia 'SERVICE TO THE LINE'

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Army Ordnance Center insignia
Item Number: 1816museum4314   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Army Ordnance Center and School Distinctive Unit Insignia

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Army South insignia
Item Number: 1816museum4315   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Army South Distinctive Unit Insignia scroll inscribed 'DEFENSE AND FRATERNITY' in black.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
US Military Academy insignia
Item Number: 1816museum4319   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Military Academy Distinctive Unit Insignia

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Army Tank Automotive Command insignia
Item Number: 1816museum4320   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Army Tank Automotive Command Distinctive Unit Insignia arcing below the globe a gold motto scroll inscribed 'ARSENAL FOR THE BRAVE' in black letters.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Shell fragments
Item Number: 1816museum4321   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 2]

Shell Fragments from a Chicom 120mm mortar round that hit Varsel's hooch in March 1969

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Orders, U.S. Army - Port Call Instructions, Air Travel - Report to 90th Replacement Battalion, Long Binh
Item Number: 18160101002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 10 July 1969

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 17 Jul 2013]
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Certificate, U.S. Army - Certificate of Achievement to Staff Sergeant Philip Varsel, 725th Maintenance Battalion, 25th Infantry Division
Item Number: 18160101004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 19 November 1970

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 25 Jun 2013]
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Certificate, U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division - Certificate of Service in the Republic of Vietnam - Company C, 701st Maintenance Battalion
Item Number: 18160101005   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: July 1969

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 17 Jul 2013]
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Certificate, The Society of the First Division, U.S. Army - Certificate of Recognition - Company C, 701st Maintenance Battalion
Item Number: 18160101006   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 17 Jul 2013]
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Certificate, RVN Combat Training Team - U.S. Army, HQ 1st Armored Division - Certificate of Training
Item Number: 18160101007   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 06 March 1970

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 17 Jul 2013]
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Certificate, 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile, U.S. Army - Vietnam Combat Certificate - 27th Maintenance Battalion
Item Number: 18160101008   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: March 1971

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 17 Jul 2013]
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Publication, U.S. Army, Vietnam - Tour 365: For Soldiers Going Home
Item Number: 18160102001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 68]

Item Creation Date: Winter 1969

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 26 Jun 2013[Updated: 26 Jun 2013]
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16th Corps Support Group Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4302   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

16th Corps Support Group Distinctive Unit Insignia 'Logistics The Key to Win'

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
1st Infantry Division Commemorative Insignia Medallion
Item Number: 1816museum4303   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

1st Infantry Division Commemorative Medallion (1" diameter)

Front: No Mission Too Difficult - No Sacrifice Too Great / Center: 1 - Duty First
Back: 8 June 1917 to 8 June 1962 - WWI*WWII* Vietnam / Center: 50 years Continuous Service

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
27th Maintenance Battalion Unit Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4304   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Unit Insignia Pin - Ex Animo - 27th Maintenance Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
29th Area Support Group Unit Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4305   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

29th Area Support Group Distinctive Unit Insignia 'SUPPORT FIRST'

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
51st Maintenance Battalion Unit Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4306   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

51st Maintenance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia Pin - VICTORY THROUGH SUPPORT

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
66th Maintenance Battalion Unit Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4307   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

66th Maintenance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia - PRIDE IN SERVICE

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
122nd Maintenance Battalion Unit Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4308   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

122nd Maintenance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia Pin - MAINTIEN LE DROIT

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
169th Maintenance Battalion Insignia Pin
Item Number: 1816museum4309   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

169th Maintenance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia Pin - JE MAINTIEN DRAI

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2013[Updated: 04 Dec 2018]
705th Maintenance Battalion insignia
Item Number: 1816museum4312   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

705th Maintenance Battalion Distinctive Unit Insignia 'WE NEVER QUIT'

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Military payment certificate
Item Number: 1816museum4323   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Military Payment Certificate for ten cents Submarine oneside and and Astronaut on the otherside

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2013[Updated: 12 Apr 2013]
Badges, U.S. Army - Description of Badges donated to the Vietnam Archive [Item Numbers 1816museum4302 to 1816museum4320]
Item Number: 18160101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2019]
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Pocket Card Pamphlet, U.S. Army - VC/NVA Rocket Card - re: how to recognize an enemy firing site and rocket caches
Item Number: 18160101003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2013[Updated: 17 Jul 2013]
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Photograph
Item Number: VA066960   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 22 Apr 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA066962   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA066963   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA066964   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA066965   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA066966   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA066967   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2013]
Photograph
Item Number: VA066959   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 15 Apr 2013[Updated: 15 Apr 2013]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047771   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

View from the Highway 1 bridge over the Saigon river.

Item Creation Date: 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 24 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047772   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint shop area. Why it wasn't a good idea to ride inside unless you had to. Combat loss M113A1 APCs waiting turn in at Long Binh.

Item Creation Date: 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 24 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047773   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint shop area. Combat loss M113A1 APCs waiting turn in at Long Binh.

Item Creation Date: 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 24 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047774   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint shop area. Replacing the engine on the M48A3 tank power pack.

Item Creation Date: 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047775   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint shop area. Replacing the engine on the M48A3 tank power pack.

Item Creation Date: 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047776   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047777   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047778   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047779   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Dinning al fresco on the basketball court.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047780   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Waiting on the chaplain to say grace.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047781   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The company's officers waiting to serve the troops.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047782   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Waiting on the chaplain to say grace.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]
Slide
Item Number: VAS047783   (Click For More Item Information)
 Slide

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lai Khe, Vietnam. C Co, 701st Maint company area. Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Waiting on the chaplain to say grace.

Item Creation Date: November 1968

Collection: Philip Varsel Collection

Added: 11 May 2009[Updated: 25 Aug 2009]