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Anthony G. Borra Collection (519) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5190000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Over 2 linear feet of maps, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, periodicals, and military artifacts document Anthony G. Borra's service in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1970, particularly the 22 months he spent in Southeast Asia. Items of note in this collection include a brass vase made from a 105mm shell and a 1992 Air Force health study on herbicides. Anthony Borra wishes to dedicate his donation to the Vietnam Archive in honor and memory of 1 Lt. Leonard R. Purdy, 1 Lt. Barry L. Brown, 1 Lt. Robert W. Burnes, 1 Lt. Anthony F. Cavalli, Capt. William O. Fuller, CMSgt. Stephen Kish, Capt. Michael K. McCuiston, Capt. John A. Quinn, and in honor of the men and women of the United States Air Force for their dedication, for their service, and for their sacrifices.

Added: 22 Feb 2002[Updated: 15 Dec 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056179   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 02 Feb 2010[Updated: 02 Feb 2010]
Photograph
Item Number: VA056180   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 02 Feb 2010[Updated: 02 Feb 2010]
Armed Forces Of The United States Report Of Transfer Or Discharge (DD-214)
Item Number: 5190101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 03 November 1970

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 21 Jun 2002[Updated: 04 Aug 2006]
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Premanent Change Of Station Order - Military
Item Number: 5190101002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 28 November 1967

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 21 Jun 2002[Updated: 21 Jun 2002]
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Request And Authorization For Change Of Administrative Orders
Item Number: 5190101003   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 January 1968

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 21 Jun 2002[Updated: 21 Jun 2002]
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Magazine Article - On Dr Holmes Morton
Item Number: 5190102001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 05 November 2005

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Magazine Article - A Public 'Going Overboard,' To His the Military
Item Number: 5190102002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 6]

Item Creation Date: 05 November 1967

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Hanoi Jane's Urinal Stickers
Item Number: 5190103001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 07 Jun 2018]
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Newspaper Article from The Atlanta Journal/Constitution - McNamara's War: Comments From Around The Country
Item Number: 5190103002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Cartoon Sketch - Vietnam War and Jane Fonda
Item Number: 5190103003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Newspaper Article - Viewpoints: Forgive Jane Fonda? Yes; Forget? Never!
Item Number: 5190103004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Author(s): Dick Capen

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Newspaper Cartoon and Editorial, The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution - Cartoon: McNamara with sign 'The War in Vietnam is Wrong! - Editorial: The lessons of recurring tragedy
Item Number: 5190103005   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): Mike Luckovich / Molly Ivins

Item Creation Date: 01 January 1963

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 07 Jun 2018]
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Brochure from U.S. National Park Service - Korean War Veterans Memorial
Item Number: 5190103006   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Articles from Newsweek - D-Day: Who Will Keep the Peace? / On the Move
Item Number: 5190103007   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 23 May 1994

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Photo - 'For many, she'll always be known as Hanoi Jane' - re: Jane Fonda
Item Number: 5190103008   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 07 Jun 2018]
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Newspaper Article - From 'Rambo' To 'Platoon'
Item Number: 5190103009   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): Michael Kinsley

Item Creation Date: 1987

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Article from Newsweek - A Fierce Vietnam Elegy: Oliver Stone brings it brutally back home
Item Number: 5190103010   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): David Ansen, Peter McAlevey

Item Creation Date: 05 January 1987

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Article from Insight - 'Platoon' Sullies Vietnam Vetrans
Item Number: 5190103011   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 19 January 1987

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 15 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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A Magazine Article:THe Making Of Movie Platoon
Item Number: 5190103012   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 19 January 1987

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 16 Aug 2006]
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Newspaper Article from The Sun - Illusion And Reality: How Films CHanged With Country's Mood
Item Number: 5190103013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Author(s): Stephen Hunter

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Article from the Los Angeles Times - America Has Lost the Will to Win a War
Item Number: 5190103014   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 6]

Author(s): Edward N. Luttwak

Item Creation Date: 23 January 1983

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Article from The Atlanta Constitiution - Veterans Day: hard to forget, even harder to remember
Item Number: 5190103015   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Author(s): Terry C. Bolinger

Item Creation Date: 11 November 1986

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Newspaper Article [partial] from The Atlanta Journal / Constitution - re: 'Platoon'
Item Number: 5190103016   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 04 January 1987

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Article from The Atlanta Journal / Constitution - Vietnam War protesters deserve the guilt they feel now
Item Number: 5190103017   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Author(s): Ron Martz

Item Creation Date: 12 May 1985

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Newspaper Article from The Washington Star - The Wounds Of Vietnam
Item Number: 5190103018   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Author(s): James J. Kilpatrick

Item Creation Date: 08 May 1980

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Magazine Article from Newsweek - The War In Indochina: 'Let's Get Out'
Item Number: 5190103019   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 05 July 1971

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Magazine Article from Newsweek - The War Without End: America's most decorated living veteran makes personal peace
Item Number: 5190103020   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Author(s): David H. Hackworth

Item Creation Date: 22 November 1993

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 16 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Magazine Article - Swordless In Seatle: Why Clinton has toned down his samurai act toward Japan and China
Item Number: 5190103021   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 3]

Author(s): Michael Elliott

Item Creation Date: 22 November 1993

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 17 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Article from The Atlanta Journal/Constitution - Letters to the Editor: Beyond the gender barrier: Women ready for combat
Item Number: 5190103022   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Author(s): Cynthia Wain Scott

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 17 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Magizine Article from Newsweek - Women Flying High: A navy aviator on combat roles
Item Number: 5190103023   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): Cmdr. Lin Hutton

Item Creation Date: 10 May 1993

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 17 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Narrative - Vietnam Memorial
Item Number: 5190103024   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): Joyce Borra

Item Creation Date: 17 July 1986

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 17 Aug 2006[Updated: 08 Oct 2010]
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Newsweek (Newsweek, Inc.)
Item Number: 519Serial325902   (Click For More Item Information)
 Serial

The Legacy of Vietnam: The War That Won't Go Away
We're Still Prisoners of War
Scenes from a Nightmare: A Photo Essay
Saigon's Final Days
Where is My Father?
South Vietnam Today: Learning to Live with Peace
Why Didn't the Dominoes Fall?
Hearts and Minds: A Dialogue on

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Volume: 105

Issue: 15

Item Creation Date: 15 April 1985

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 10 Apr 2006[Updated: 10 Apr 2006]
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Newsweek (Newsweek, Inc.)
Item Number: 519Serial325904   (Click For More Item Information)
 Serial

What Vietnam Did to Us
An American Combat Unit Relives the War and its Aftermath

Volume: 48

Issue: 24

Item Creation Date: 14 December 1981

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 10 Apr 2006[Updated: 10 Apr 2006]
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Time (Time, Inc)
Item Number: 519Serial325913   (Click For More Item Information)
 Serial

'Veterans Benefits Update
- 'True War Stories: Teaching Modern War to High School Students'
- 'The war that went wrong'
- 'Testaments of hope and horror'
- 'Peace but not plenty for a tormented land'
- 'Misreported then, misremembered now'
- 'Lessons from a wrenching

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Volume: 125

Issue: 15

Item Creation Date: 4/15/1985

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 10 Apr 2006[Updated: 10 Apr 2006]
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Air Force aviator gloves
Item Number: 519museum2421   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Air Force aviator gloves.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 12 Apr 2006]
Air Force aviator sunglasses with case
Item Number: 519museum2422   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Air Force aviator's sunglasses with blue case.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 12 Apr 2006]
Aviator sunglasses with case
Item Number: 519museum2423   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Prescription aviator sunglasses with a brown case.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 12 Apr 2006]
Reading glasses with case
Item Number: 519museum2424   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Reading glasses with a blue case.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 12 Apr 2006]
Air Force garrison hat
Item Number: 519museum2425   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Air Force Garrison cap with captains insignia.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 12 Apr 2006]
Brochure - United States Air Force Thunderbirds
Item Number: 5190107002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 7]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 24 Sep 2010[Updated: 24 Sep 2010]
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Memos from Tony Borra to Ty - re: Thunderbird Team Brochures
Item Number: 5190107003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 13 April 2008

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 24 Sep 2010[Updated: 24 Sep 2010]
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Revision pages for Air Force Manual No. 51-37, Flying Training: Instrument Flying
Item Number: 5190108001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 71]

Item Creation Date: 01 April 1968

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 24 Sep 2010[Updated: 11 Oct 2010]
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Air Show Program - Confederate Air Force Presents The Third Annual Rio Grande Valley Air Show, Harlingen Air Force Base
Item Number: 5190108002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[This Item may contain objectionable materials.]

[Number of Pages: 123]

Item Creation Date: 14 March 1965

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2010[Updated: 27 Sep 2010]
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Postcard - Confederate Air Force Flying Museum
Item Number: 5190108003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 28 Sep 2010[Updated: 28 Sep 2010]
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Change to Chapter 10 of Air Force Manual 51-9 -Aircraft Performance: Reciprocating And Turbine Engine Aircraft
Item Number: 5190109002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 40]

Item Creation Date: 01 October 1969

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 30 Sep 2010[Updated: 11 Oct 2010]
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Vase
Item Number: 519museum2426   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Vase crafted from a United States military 105mm shell made by local artisans in the Pleiku area.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 12 Apr 2006]
Air Force shirt
Item Number: 519museum2427   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Air Force issue green T-shirt.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 12 Apr 2006]
Air Force shirt
Item Number: 519museum2428   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

United States Air Force blue uniform shirt containing captain's lapel pins, name tag, and ribbon bar containing the distinguished flying cross, bronze star with 'V' device and oak leaf cluster, air medal with oak leaf cluster, presidential unit citation, Air Force outstanding unit award with oak

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Anthony G. Borra Collection

Added: 12 Apr 2006[Updated: 30 Jun 2006]