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1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection (369) Finding Aid
Item Number: 3690000000   (Click For More Item Information)
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Approximately seven linear feet of daily staff journals, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials document the service of the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division 'Jumping Mustangs' during the Vietnam Conflict and the issues of the association after the war. The first four boxes of the collection contain the daily staff journals from the battalion listed chronologically, 1965-1971, and are followed by the rest of the materials, which date from both the war and post-war periods.

Added: 08 Jan 2002[Updated: 13 Sep 2019]
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Item Number: VA025537   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025538   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025539   (Click For More Item Information)
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This is the road by the sea at Nha Trang where we stayed 3 days.

Item Creation Date: 22 August 1965

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025540   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025541   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025542   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025543   (Click For More Item Information)
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We just arrived in An Khe and the plane that brought us is leaving .

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

Added: 04 Jan 2002[Updated: 04 Jan 2002]
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Item Number: VA025544   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025545   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025546   (Click For More Item Information)
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This is An Khe right after we arrived and we are digging our holes and the ground was hard as rock.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

Added: 04 Jan 2002[Updated: 04 Jan 2002]
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Item Number: VA025547   (Click For More Item Information)
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We just arrived at An Khe from Nha Trang and we just got out of the plane.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025548   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025549   (Click For More Item Information)
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An Khe at our camp. I had to be crazy to choose this place!

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025550   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025551   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025552   (Click For More Item Information)
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Advance party first day in Vietnam(Nha Trang Aug 65)

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025553   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025554   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025555   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025556   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025557   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025558   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025559   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025560   (Click For More Item Information)
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Demonstration of machine this man with grey hair I am sure that you have seen him on TV during the news from Vietnam.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025561   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025562   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025563   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025564   (Click For More Item Information)
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Cariboiu airplane dropping supplies near Ben Cat Oct 65 (same plane you have seen during 11th Air Assault Demonstration at Benning last June).

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025565   (Click For More Item Information)
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Trudas (APC's) with machine guns in the jungle neat Ben Cat Oct 1965--they were protecting us.

Item Creation Date: October 1965

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025566   (Click For More Item Information)
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VC's dependents! Woman and her children taken prosoner near Ben Cat Oct 1965 (she was a wife of a Viet Cong).

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025567   (Click For More Item Information)
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Bargaining!! GI with little girls and boys selling fruits and cokes near Ben Cat Oct 1965.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025568   (Click For More Item Information)
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115 in the shade. Your lobo with girls and boys selling fruits and cokes-- it was really hot that day (110) near Ben Cat Oct 65. P.S. You can see the watch I got from you-- real good--and really waterproof because I am taking my baths with the watch on my hand.

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Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025569   (Click For More Item Information)
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You buy GI? Vietnamese girl selling pinapple near Ben Cat Oct 65.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025570   (Click For More Item Information)
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Your Yobo a little 'hot' and 'tired' at Bien Hoa Oct 65.

Item Creation Date: October 1965

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025571   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025572   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025573   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025574   (Click For More Item Information)
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Tea planation near Pleiku Vietnam Nov 1965.

Item Creation Date: November 1965

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025575   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025576   (Click For More Item Information)
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Near pleiku November 1965 Viet Cong prisoner.

Item Creation Date: November 1965

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025577   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025578   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025579   (Click For More Item Information)
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Entering Pleiku. Approaching the town of Pleiku (don't you think it looks a little like going into Souel?) These 2 hole in the windshield were made by Viet-Congs when they fired on jeep last November (nobody got hurt).

Item Creation Date: January 1966

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025580   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025581   (Click For More Item Information)
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At the tea plantation with the vice counsel of France (near Pleiku).

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025582   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025583   (Click For More Item Information)
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A 'very handsome' GI at the tea plantation near Pleiku.

Item Creation Date: November 1965

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

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Item Number: VA025584   (Click For More Item Information)
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Item Number: VA025585   (Click For More Item Information)
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At the tea plantation Jan 66. I must have said something real funny to Mrs. Sen!!

Item Creation Date: January 1966

Collection: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association Collection

Association: 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division Association

Added: 07 Jan 2002[Updated: 07 Jan 2002]