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Bill McCarron Collection (762) Finding Aid
Item Number: 7620000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Over one linear foot of manuscripts written by Bill McCarron, as well as photographs, artifacts, books, military ephemeral material, college course material, Communist currency, a Chieu Hoi leaflet, and a map of Vietnam document his life and service in the United States Air Force an adviser to the Vietnamese Air Force at Binh Thuy Air Base, 1969-1970 and his subsequent career as a Professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy, 1972-1987 and at Texas A&M-Commerce, 1987-2006. Highlighted in the collection is a copy of MaCarron's book, 'Then and Since: Perspectives on Vietnam' and a manuscript copy of his book, 'Beneath the Red, White, and Blue.'

Added: 07 Jan 2003[Updated: 14 Dec 2015]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063812   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Captain Thu presents recruits to Lieutenant Colonel Tai, VNAF 74th KD (Ning) commander

Item Creation Date: November 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Oct 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063813   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Thu, Tai, Fox with two training NCO's in front of VNAF handiwork, view of VNAF enlisted housing Binh Thuy, 1969

Item Creation Date: November 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 19 Sep 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063814   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

1969 picture in full combat gear during combat exercise

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 19 Sep 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063815   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

McCarron's NCO, Technical Sergeant Fred Maeweathers, receiving Vietnamese Honor Medal Second class at conclusion of tour 1969

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Oct 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063816   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

VNAF Training Office Staff. Binh Thuy. 1969.

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Oct 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063817   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

McCarron's NCO, Technical Sergeant Fred Maeweathers, receiving Vietnamese Honor Medal Second class at conclusion of tour, 1969.

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Oct 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063818   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

VNAF Basic Training

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 19 Sep 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063819   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Two VNAF trainees. Binh Thuy. 1969.

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 20 Sep 2012]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063820   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

VNAF Basic training. Binh Thuy. 1969.

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Oct 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063821   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Inside VNAF training office. Binh Thuy. 1969.

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Oct 2011]
Photograph
Item Number: VA063822   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

VNAF NCO's in front of Training office. Binh Thuy Airbase. 1969.

Item Creation Date: 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 19 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Oct 2011]
The Delta Advisor (IV Corps Information Office)
Item Number: 762Newspaper491164   (Click For More Item Information)
 Newspaper

Volume: 3

Issue: 3

Item Creation Date: April 1970

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 10 May 2011[Updated: 10 May 2011]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
7th Air Force News (U.S. 7th Air Force)
Item Number: 762Newspaper491165   (Click For More Item Information)
 Newspaper

Volume: 6

Issue: 10

Item Creation Date: 11 March 1970

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 10 May 2011[Updated: 10 May 2011]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
Plaque
Item Number: 762museum4118   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

74 VNAF Wing Plaque

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Jungle fatigues
Item Number: 762museum4119   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 2]

Jungle Fatigues

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Air Force Advisory Group placard
Item Number: 762museum4120   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Metal Air Force Advisory Group Placard

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
South Vietnamese flag
Item Number: 762museum4121   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Small South Vietnamese Flag

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
US flag
Item Number: 762museum4122   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Small United States Flag

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Mounted Viet Cong mortar fragment
Item Number: 762museum4123   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Viet Cong Mounted Mortar Fragment from Binh Thuy Air Base, 7 June 1970

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Vietnamese Air Force captain pin
Item Number: 762museum4124   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) Captain's pin

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Vietnamese Air Force honor medals
Item Number: 762museum4125   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 2]

Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) Honor Medals, First Class (2)

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 12 May 2011[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Newspaper Article, Seventh Air Force News - U.S. Air Force Reduces Activity at Binh Thuy AB
Item Number: 7620107007   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 24 December 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 05 Oct 2011]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Newspaper Article, Air Force Times - Wing Welcomes Responsibility
Item Number: 7620107008   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 24 December 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Newspaper Article, Seventh Air Force News - AFAT-7 Trains VNAF Units for Mission
Item Number: 7620107009   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 10 December 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 05 Oct 2011]
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Newspaper Article, Royal Air Force News - News in Vietnam
Item Number: 7620107010   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 November 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
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Newspaper Article, Air Force Times - War's Vietnamization Progressing at Bases
Item Number: 7620107011   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): Capt. John Matheson

Item Creation Date: 05 November 1969

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
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Newspaper Article - AF Captain in Vietnam - re: Captain William E. McCarron
Item Number: 7620107012   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 04 Jun 2019]
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Manual, Military Assistance Command - Handbook for U.S. Forces in Vietnam
Item Number: 7620108001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 142]

Item Creation Date: December 1968

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
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Booklet, U.S. Department of Defense - A Pocket Guide to Vietnam, DoD PG-21A
Item Number: 7620108002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[This Item may contain objectionable materials.]

[Number of Pages: 74]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 29 Sep 2011[Updated: 29 Sep 2011]
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Book, Seventh Air Force - Mission Vietnam
Item Number: 7620108003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 69]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 29 Sep 2011[Updated: 29 Sep 2011]
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Newspaper Article, The Dallas Morning News - Military Report Ties Agent Orange to Veterans' Diabetes
Item Number: 7620108004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 29 March 2000

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 29 Sep 2011[Updated: 29 Sep 2011]
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Manual, U.S. Army Medical Corps - Vietnam Manual on Self-Defense or 365 Days to a Mor Comfortable DEROS
Item Number: 7620108005   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 13]

Author(s): Capt. Harvey S. Wilks

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 29 Sep 2011[Updated: 29 Sep 2011]
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Handout - Syllabus for McCarron's Class 'Vietnam: Literarture, Film, Music' at East Texas State University
Item Number: 7620109001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: Spring 1994

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 29 Sep 2011[Updated: 29 Sep 2011]
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Flyer - Connection With the Vietnam Era event
Item Number: 7620109002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 06 November 2006

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 29 Sep 2011[Updated: 29 Sep 2011]
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Booklet - We Remember: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans
Item Number: 7620109003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 58]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 29 Sep 2011[Updated: 29 Sep 2011]
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Book - The Cholesterol Kid and Other Texas Stories
Item Number: 7620101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 30]

Author(s): Bill McCarron

Item Creation Date: 2002

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 22 Sep 2011[Updated: 22 Sep 2011]
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Resume, William E. McCarron - Curriculum Vitae
Item Number: 7620102001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 17]

Item Creation Date: May 2007

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 22 Sep 2011[Updated: 22 Sep 2011]
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Book - Original Manuscript for 'Beneath the Red, White, and Blue', Beginning thru Chapter 9 [Part 1 of 3]
Item Number: 7620103001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[This Item may contain objectionable materials.]

[Number of Pages: 166]

Author(s): Bill McCarron

Item Creation Date: 1994

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 22 Sep 2011[Updated: 25 Jan 2019]
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Book - Original Manuscript of 'Beneath the Red, White, and Blue', Chapters 10 thru 17 [Part 2 of 3]
Item Number: 7620104001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

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[Number of Pages: 152]

Author(s): Bill McCarron

Item Creation Date: 1994

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 23 Sep 2011[Updated: 03 Jan 2012]
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Book - Original Manuscript of 'Beneath the Red, White, and Blue', Chapter 18 - End [Part 3 of 3]
Item Number: 7620105001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

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[Number of Pages: 156]

Item Creation Date: 1994

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 23 Sep 2011[Updated: 25 Jan 2019]
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Cards (3) - re: Various U.S. Government Identification Cards
Item Number: 7620106001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 23 Sep 2011[Updated: 26 Sep 2011]
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Booklet, U.S. Government Printing Office - International Certificate of Vaccination
Item Number: 7620106002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 9]

Item Creation Date: September 1966

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 23 Sep 2011[Updated: 23 Sep 2011]
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Lesson - English-Vietnamese Translation
Item Number: 7620106003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 23 Sep 2011[Updated: 23 Sep 2011]
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Card - Giay Thong-Hanh / Safe-Conduct Pass [two copies]
Item Number: 7620106004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 23 Sep 2011[Updated: 26 Sep 2011]
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Currency - Vietnamese Paper Money of Various Denominations
Item Number: 7620106005   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 14]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 21 Dec 2011]
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Letter from Mrs. Nquyen Ngoc Thu'c to Mrs. William E. McCarron - re: Mrs. McCarron's Husband
Item Number: 7620106006   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 20 May 1970

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
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Newspaper Article, 7th Air Force News - VNAF Progression Ahead of Schedule
Item Number: 7620107001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Author(s): Capt. John A. Turner

Item Creation Date: 18 February 1970

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
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Newspaper Article, The Delta Advisor - VNAF Improves Communications
Item Number: 7620107002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: February 1970

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
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Newspaper Article, 7th Air Force News - Volleyball Team Completes Season Play
Item Number: 7620107003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 14 January 1970

Collection: Bill McCarron Collection

Added: 27 Sep 2011[Updated: 27 Sep 2011]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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