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Vincent Puritano Collection (2147) Finding Aid
Item Number: 21470000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

One linear foot of reports dealing primarily with topics on counterinsurgency and pacification document Vincent Puritano's service working with the United States State Department in Vietnam during the 1960s.

The collection also includes approximately two linear feet of documents, periodicals, maps, and books donated to the archive by Mr. Puritano's widow. The materials come from Puritano’s work with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam in the early 1960’s where he was the Program Officer for the Office of Provincial Operations. The documents include reports, correspondence, and memos written by Puritano concerning budget expenditures, province operations, cadre development, and administration of the USAID program in Vietnam. The collection includes program budgets and annual reports, operations and organization manuals, and various instructional handbooks.

Items of note in the collection are a series of transcripts of debriefs of various parties working for AID to include senior administrators, province representatives, nurses, etc. The collection also includes an original hand colored copy of a report titled The Village Campaign or Vietnam Sociology of a War by Lieutenant Colonel Tran Ngoc Chau. The material is dated from 1950 through 1969 with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 through 1965.

Added: 31 Oct 2013[Updated: 22 Feb 2018]
Report, Chinese Technical Mission to Vietnam - Basic Informations on Agriculture in Long An Province
Item Number: 21470104001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Author(s): C.F. Huang

Item Creation Date: February 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2018[Updated: 27 Feb 2018]
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Report, Office of Rural Affairs - Summary of Financial Situation
Item Number: 21470104002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 4 March 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2018[Updated: 23 Feb 2018]
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Discussion Paper, Office of Provincial Operations - Status of U.S. Purchase Piasters, Pacification Funding, and Utilization of Commodities at Provincial Level
Item Number: 21470117002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

Item Creation Date: 4 February 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 29 Mar 2018[Updated: 29 Mar 2018]
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Research Paper, Georgetown University - A Comparative Investigation of Counterinsurgency
Item Number: 21470118001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 122]

Author(s): Stephen B. Broker, William P. Dickey

Item Creation Date: 18 January 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 29 Mar 2018[Updated: 29 Mar 2018]
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Paper, RAND Corporation - Airpower and Revolutionary Development: Vietnam, 1966
Item Number: 21470119001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 22]

Author(s): J.W. Ellis Jr.

Item Creation Date: 22 July 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 29 Mar 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from W. Robert Warne to Mr. Puritano and Attachment - re: Paper Describing RD/Pacification
Item Number: 21470120001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 41]

Item Creation Date: 6 June 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 29 Mar 2018[Updated: 29 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Harold Voelkner to Mr. Vincent Puritano and Attachment - re: Local Development Evaluation System
Item Number: 21470120002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 30]

Item Creation Date: 17 August 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 29 Mar 2018[Updated: 29 Mar 2018]
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Memorandum from Leroy S. Wehrle to Mr. James P. Grant - re: 'Town Versus Country' by Ton That Thien
Item Number: 21470120003   (Click For More Item Information)
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Author(s): 4

Item Creation Date: 28 September 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 30 Mar 2018[Updated: 30 Mar 2018]
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Paper - Building a Political Base for Government in Vietnam [Draft]
Item Number: 21470120004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 21]

Item Creation Date: 9 July 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 30 Mar 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from L.S. Wehrle to V. Puritano and Attachment - re: Briefing Paper on Local Development in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470121001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: 16 January 1968

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 30 Mar 2018[Updated: 30 Mar 2018]
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Paper - Concept for Victory in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470121002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 22]

Item Creation Date: 8 June 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 30 Mar 2018[Updated: 30 Mar 2018]
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Paper - The Political Factor in Pacification: A Vietnam Case Study [Draft]
Item Number: 21470122001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 25]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 11 Apr 2018]
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Paper - Proposition for Counter Insurgency Programs
Item Number: 21470122002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 31]

Item Creation Date: 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 03 Apr 2018]
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Paper, OCO PA - A Guide for Working with the New Village Government [Draft]
Item Number: 21470122003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

Author(s): Karl Baldwin

Item Creation Date: 16 May 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Paper - Revolutionary Development in South Vietnam: The Next Step
Item Number: 21470122004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

Author(s): Ben R. Ferguson, Edgar Owens

Item Creation Date: 2 January 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 03 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Rufus Phillips to USOM Provincial Representatives - re: Your Job
Item Number: 21470123001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: December 1962

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 03 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Ogden Williams to All USOM Regional and Provincial Representatives and Attachment - re: New Rural Life Hamlet Policy
Item Number: 21470124001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 6 March 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 03 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Bohannan - re: Plans and Preparation for Peace and Order in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470124002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 17]

Item Creation Date: 20 July 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 03 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Lou Wahrmund to Jerry French - re: Resume of Problems now existing in Region I
Item Number: 21470124003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 28 October 1964

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 03 Apr 2018]
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Letter from James S. Killen to Rutherford M. Posts and Attachment - re: Economic Development of An Giang [with handwritten notes]
Item Number: 21470125001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 12]

Item Creation Date: 2 June 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 03 Apr 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Letter from W. Rhyne to Colonel Samuel V. Wilson - re: Economic Development of An Giang
Item Number: 21470125002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

Item Creation Date: 8 June 1965

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Letter from AID/W to Vincent Puritano - re: Functions and Responsibilities of the Provincial Representatives
Item Number: 21470126001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Report - Vietnam Provincial Representatives' Training Program
Item Number: 21470126002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 27 January 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Wesley A. Hoch to David Bell - re: Field Advisor to the Vietnamese Junkforce
Item Number: 21470126003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: 22 February 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 06 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Bruce J. Handwerker to Vincent Puritano - re: RD Cadre
Item Number: 21470126004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 31 August 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Stanley Andrew to Walter Stoneman and Attachments - re: Rural Population of South Vietnam
Item Number: 21470126005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

Item Creation Date: 19 November 1966

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 11 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from R. W. Komer and Attachment - re: Bill Porter's operation
Item Number: 21470127001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: 26 January 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 04 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from C. Mehlert to Vince Puritano and Attachments - re: The Long Huu Operation [best quality]
Item Number: 21470127002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: 27 March 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 11 Apr 2018]
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Letter to Bert from Saigon - re: FSI switch from Stanford to Cornell
Item Number: 21470127003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 3 April 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 04 Apr 2018[Updated: 05 Apr 2018]
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Telegram from Saigon Embassy to Secretary of State, Department of State - re: Long Huu Operation
Item Number: 21470127004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 9 April 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 11 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Calvin Mehlert to John Vann - re: Status Report on the Long Huu Operation
Item Number: 21470127005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 9 April 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 05 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Calvin Mehlert to Vincent Puritano - re: Long Huu
Item Number: 21470127006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 26 April 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 05 Apr 2018]
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Letter from C. Mehlert to John P. Vann - re: Status Report on the Long Huu Operation V
Item Number: 21470127007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

Item Creation Date: 28 April 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 05 Apr 2018]
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Report - re: Long Huu Operation in Long An
Item Number: 21470127008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: 28 April 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 11 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Stanley Andrews to Walter G. Stoneman - re: Pacification Program in South Vietnam
Item Number: 21470127009   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 17 June 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 05 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Vincent Puritano to James Grant - re: AID Civilians Under the US Military in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470127010   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 30 June 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 05 Apr 2018]
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Letter to Paul - re: General Thang
Item Number: 21470127011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 11 August 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 05 Apr 2018[Updated: 05 Apr 2018]
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Reference Slip from Bert to Vince Puritano and Attachments - re: Tommy Hsu
Item Number: 21470127012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: 22 August 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Apr 2018[Updated: 11 Apr 2018]
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Handwritten Letter to Fraleigh - re: Land Reform in Vietnam
Item Number: 21470127013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 22 August 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Apr 2018[Updated: 10 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Aubrey Elliott to Roy Wehrle and Attachment - re: The An Giang Priority Development Program
Item Number: 21470127014   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 18]

Item Creation Date: 12 September 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 06 Apr 2018[Updated: 06 Apr 2018]
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Telegram from Secretary of State to American Embassy Saigon - re: AIK
Item Number: 21470127015   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 22 September 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Vincent Puritano to James P. Grant and Kenneth Kugel and Attachments - re: Joint Provincial Sign Off Authority
Item Number: 21470127016   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

Item Creation Date: 25 September 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Vincent Puritano to Volney Warner and Attachment - re: Definition of Pacification
Item Number: 21470128001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 31 May 1968

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
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Letter from Vu The Chinh to His Excellency the Ambassador of the United States - re: The Situation in South Vietnam
Item Number: 21470128002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: 3 February 1968

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 09 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Earl Young to AAA/VN/ND - re: Vietnam Alternatives
Item Number: 21470128003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 29 February 1968

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 09 Apr 2018]
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Memorandum from Earl Young to John Arthur and Attachments - re: Mr. Grant's Discussion with Ambassador Komer
Item Number: 21470128004   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 8]

Item Creation Date: 1 March 1968

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
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Reference Slip from Vince Puritano to Chuck Laderheim - re: extract from Bert Fraleigh's letter
Item Number: 21470129001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 25 April 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 11 Apr 2018]
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Telegram from COMUSMACV to CINCPAC and Attachment - re: AIK Funds
Item Number: 21470129002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: September 1967

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 18 Apr 2018]
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Memo from Danny Whitfield - re: Pacification
Item Number: 21470129003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Vincent Puritano Collection

Added: 09 Apr 2018[Updated: 09 Apr 2018]
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