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Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Collection (1110) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11100000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of an informational packet and a photo holiday card from the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust, 2002.

Added: 27 Feb 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2008]
John Jenkins Collection (1180) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11800000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains correspondence between Jenkins and Tom 'Charlie' Nobles regarding the Association; a laminated copy of the program for the commissioning of the Evans in 1944; a photocopied list of sctivities carried out by the Evans during World War II; photocopied menus for the CHristmas dinner, 1945; a photograph of the Evans docked at Shainghai, China; and a photocpoy of a communique regarding the end of World War II.

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 16 Oct 2003]
Jack Drain Collection (1176) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11760000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains a 142 page manuscript written by Drain and Colonel Thomas M. Moe for Drain's children. The manuscript details Drain's experiences in the military.

Collection: Jack Drain Collection

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 08 Jul 2009]
John Anthony Collection (1173) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11730000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains a journal describing Air America accidents, including details such as locations and types of aircraft involved. Journal is dated 1965 - 1971. Also present in the collection are several undated photographs of Air America activities and bases.

Added: 23 Jun 2003[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Al Martin Collection (1181) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11810000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains two 16mm film reels: one has F-86 footage, the other has P-47 footage.

Collection: Al Martin Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 08 Mar 2005]
Neal Creighton Collection (1183) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11830000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of reproductions of original documents including: a photograph of Creighton while serving as Commanding Officer of the 3/11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; a list of American WIA and KIA as a result of an ambush along Highway 20 from action taking place on July 21, 1967; Valorous Unit Citation awarded to the 3/11th ACR for action during Tet; Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 3/11th ACR for action between March 12 and April 1, 1968; written recommendation for the Presidential Unit Citation (11 pages); and a report on a return trip to Vietnam in March, 1998, to the area of operations of the 3/11th ACR during the war years.

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 07 Aug 2003]
Charles E. Wilson Collection (1108) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11080000000   (Click For More Item Information)

A yearbook from 1963 - 1964, two decorative ashtrays, and a plaque document Charles E. Wilson's service aboard the USS Frank E. Evans.

Added: 04 Mar 2003[Updated: 08 Apr 2005]
Anthony Kozman Collection (1107) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11070000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a metal ashtray.

Added: 04 Mar 2003[Updated: 07 Mar 2005]
William Sullivan Collection (1105) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11050000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a USS Frank E. Evans colored porcelain plaque.

Added: 04 Mar 2003[Updated: 23 Sep 2004]
Ken Norton Collection (1106) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11060000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a photocopied newspaper article regarding servicemen of the Frank E. Evans.

Added: 04 Mar 2003[Updated: 22 Dec 2003]
Joan Friedland Collection (1091) Finding Aid
Item Number: 10910000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains 26 books and 4 periodicals published and printed in North Vietnam. Most of the material was published in the early 1970s.

Added: 05 Mar 2003[Updated: 20 Mar 2018]
Bob Kanzinger Collection (974) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9740000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of photographs and slides taken during Bob Kazinger's service in the 9th Med Lab in Vietnam, 1970-1971. Areas photographed include the 9th Med Lab area, Saigon, Vung Tau, China Beach, and various other locations.

Added: 10 Mar 2003[Updated: 28 Sep 2007]
Donnell D. Griffin Collection (1118) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11180000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a videotape of 8 mm movies and over one thousand slides taken by Griffin during his tour in Vietnam, 1966-1967, and 13 CD Roms containing digital copies of Vietnam images.

Added: 10 Mar 2003[Updated: 16 Feb 2017]
Tony Zarlenga Collection (1114) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11140000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a videotape of a Vietnam Bike Trip, January 2000.

Added: 10 Mar 2003[Updated: 20 Mar 2018]
David Taylor Collection (1182) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11820000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains material related to the Americal Division Veterans Association. In the collection there are excerpts from Vietnam Network, the Americal Newsletter; newspaper articles; an Americal Newsletter in its entirity; VHS video Return to Vietnam and a yearbook from an Americal Division Veterans Association Reunion, 2001.

This collection also contains approximately 7 linear feet of textual materials consisting of map situation overlays and daily staff journals for the 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry between April 1968 and May 1971. The materials were used by David Taylor as research material for his book Our War, the History and Sacrifices of an Infantry Battalion in the Vietnam War.

Added: 24 Jun 2003[Updated: 16 Feb 2018]
Chester Dereng Collection (1188) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11880000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection is made up of 16 posters from the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Art Collection, 1967 - 1968, and undated.

Added: 08 Jul 2003[Updated: 18 Jul 2003]
Lan Gien Collection (1117) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11170000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of of a report published for SIDA entitled Poverty in Vietnam (April 18, 1995).

Collection: Lan Gien Collection

Added: 18 Mar 2003[Updated: 07 Mar 2005]
Dustoff Association Collection (1120) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11200000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear foot of programs and newsletters document post-war veterans' activities of the Dustoff Association, 2001-2003. The program is a record of the presentation fo the H-13 Bell helicopter and Dustoff Hall of Fame indcution ceremony held on February 22, 2003. The Dustoff newsletters present news on the veterans' group from 1990-2004. More recent copies of The Dustoffer can be found by visiting the Dustoff Association website at

Added: 18 Mar 2003[Updated: 30 Mar 2007]
Anonymous (#12) (1124) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11240000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of an anonymous handwritten letter from 'Grandma' to 'Kiki.'

Collection: Anonymous (#12)

Added: 25 Mar 2003[Updated: 21 Apr 2003]
Anonymous (#13) (1125) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11250000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of an anonymous handwritten letter from Dell to his father.

Collection: Anonymous (#13)

Added: 25 Mar 2003[Updated: 25 Mar 2003]
Lynda Twyman Paffrath Collection (1126) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11260000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Copy of Paffrath's book, 'Angels Unknown: A Story of Healing After Vietnam.'

Added: 25 Mar 2003[Updated: 19 May 2008]
David DeChant Collection (1185) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11850000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Collection consists of photographs; slides; artifacts; newsletters; periodicals; newspaper and magazine articles; VHS tapes; oral history; memoir on CD-ROM; press releases; correspondence; Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial documents; Packet from Vietnam Veterans' International Reunion in Melbourne, Australia, October 12-15, 1988; Information on the National Salute to Vietnam Veterans Candlelight Vigil, November 10-12, 1982 at the National Cathedral; Documents from the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program; Documents from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Design Competition; Documents from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and various documents concerning Vietnam Veterans after the war.

Added: 10 Jul 2003[Updated: 06 Jun 2019]
John Hlavacek Collection (1189) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11890000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains 56 reels of 16mm film, 1965-1973, taken in various places in Vietnam. Footage is from Saigon, Cu Chi, Phu Cat, Da Nang, An Khe, Chu Lai, and Dong Ha. The collection also contains descriptions of some of the films.

Added: 14 Jul 2003[Updated: 15 Apr 2019]
Harold Higginbottom Collection (1192) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11920000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Diary of DD-754 U.S.S. Frank E. Evans by Higginbottom ('Higgy'), April 1945 - March 1946; email from Jack Druckemiller; photocopy of Floyd Sproles obituary; and photographs document Evans sailors. Also, a VHS tape of a news report detailing the the efforts of the Frank E. Evans Association to get a destroyer named after Frank E. Evans; correspondence between Richard Gleason and various government officals concerning the same effort.

Added: 16 Jul 2003[Updated: 17 Jun 2005]
Eleanor Lyle Collection (1191) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11910000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of plaques, model airplanes, officer's formal wear, an Air Force jumpsuit, a foot locker, typewriter, and an autobiographical sketch of William H. (Bill) Lyle.

Added: 16 Jul 2003[Updated: 22 Feb 2017]
Loren Salzman Collection (1131) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11310000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Two hundred 35mm slides and a videotape created by Loren Salzman document Vietnam and Japan in 1968 during his military service in the Mobile Riverine Force. There are no captions for the slides. The video footage was transferred from 8mm film.

Added: 02 Apr 2003[Updated: 04 Apr 2006]
Carol Phillips Collection (471) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4710000000   (Click For More Item Information)

POW bracelet for Captain Richard Elzinga donated to the Vietnam Archive by Carol Phillips, dated 26 March 1970.

Added: 04 Apr 2003[Updated: 11 Jul 2006]
Chris Andrews Collection (1113) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11130000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a CD-Rom, American Force's Vietnam Network (AFVN) Radio MP3s, undated.

Added: 04 Apr 2003[Updated: 10 Dec 2007]
Dudley Foster Collection (1194) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11940000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Three lists relating to casualties (deaths and personnel that are still classified as missing) sustained by Civil Air Transport, Air America, Air Asia and Southern Air Transport.

Added: 17 Jul 2003[Updated: 05 Apr 2011]
Lawrence McAuliffe Collection (1193) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11930000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Uncorrected proof and advanced copy of Purple Sun, a novel about the Vietnam War.

Added: 17 Jul 2003[Updated: 01 Aug 2003]
James Coan Collection (1137) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11370000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Book of essays and photos about life in Quang Tri province, published in 2000. Written by Vietnamese intellectuals who emigrated to the U.S. after the war. Topics include regional history, demographics, flora and fauna, battles, and influential persons from the province. Written in Vietnamese. Much of the book covers the history of the province prior to 1972 when it was conquered by the North Vietnamese during the Easter Offensive. Selected excerpts from James P. Coan's unpublished manuscript, ^UCon Thien: The Hill of Angels , with introduction by James Coan. ^UThe Battle for Con Thien submitted by James P. Coan with recommended books for further study of the subject, photographs of Lt. James Coan with the 3rd Tank Battalion, Vietnam 1967-68, and 4 maps of Southeast Asia, Northern Quang Tri Province, Leatherneck Square, and Con Thien. Signed copy of Con Thien: The Hill of Angels by James Coan. Con Thien Diary by 1st Lt. James P. Coan, USMCR, RVN, 1967-68 (tyoed printed copy of Coan's original diary). Also, Coan's actual diary kept while in Vietnam.

Collection: James Coan Collection

Added: 07 Apr 2003[Updated: 23 Aug 2006]
F Troop 8th Cavalry Regiment Blue Ghost Association (1138) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11380000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a hat and a patch from the Blue Ghost Association.

Added: 09 Apr 2003[Updated: 12 Jan 2006]
Herman Gilster Collection (815) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8150000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Less than one linear feet of slides, photocopied images, and a book and CD copy of Herman Glister's book titled ^D'Vietnam Diary: From Inside Air Force Headquarters^D>' document Glister's service in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Added: 09 Apr 2003[Updated: 24 Sep 2007]
Larry Shelton Collection (1139) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11390000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of U.S. Army Newspapers from 1967, a CD Rom with Daily Staff Journals from the 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, January 1967 to July 1969, and 17 audio reels of letters home and recorded music. The majority of the newspapers are from Ninth Infantry Division, The Old Reliable, but also included are issues from Pacific Stars and Stripes, The Observer, and The Army Reporter.

The collection also includes less than a quarter of a linear foot of textual records documenting the April 22, 1967 shoot down of a B-57 flown by Earl Eastabrooks and Major James E. Oxley that resulted in the death of Major Oxley. The materials include correspondence, articles, a biography of Major Oxley, images, and obituaries for Earl Eastabrooks. These materials are dated 1996, 2006, 2008, and 2011.

Added: 15 Apr 2003[Updated: 13 Dec 2018]
Jess McMullen Collection (1140) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11400000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Photocopy of 12th Security Police Squadron Yearbook, 1969, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, Vietnam and issue of Life Magazine, January 29, 1965.

Added: 15 Apr 2003[Updated: 20 May 2003]
Richard Pinkerton Collection (1141) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11410000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains reports on U.S. prisoners of war by Lieutenant Colonel John M. Luke, USAFR, 1975; notebook with notes and manuals on debriefing procedures, Operation Homecoming, circa 1973; newspaper clippings; official documents, notes, and resources related to Pinkerton's military service in Operation Homecoming; information on the National League of Families; Survey of Returned Prisoners of War, 1974; Correspondence with Ray Horinek, the USAF Major that Pinkerton debriefed; and a manuscript copy of the screenplay, 'The Pied Piper of Vietnam,' by Richard La Doyt Pinkerton and Peter Maris, 2001.

Added: 23 Apr 2003[Updated: 17 May 2019]
U. Alexis Johnson Collection (1144) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11440000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a hand-written letter sent to the American embassy in Saigon after a failed coup attempt in February 1965. The authors of the letter request transport to a neutral country in order to avoid bloodshed.

Added: 23 Apr 2003[Updated: 24 Oct 2003]
Nevin Williams Collection (1143) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11430000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately three linear feet of documents, artifacts, periodicals, books, and photo files document Nevin Williams' experience in Vietnam. This collection consists of digital photograph files on CD-Rom that document Nevin Roger Williams's service in the U.S. Army. The CD contains images of Cu Chi and Saigon, 1967; 18th Military Police Brigade, 1967-1968; and the MACV Advisory Team 45 in Ninh Thuan Province, 1970-1971. The collection also contains books and issues of Vietnam Magazine, 1988-2003.

Added: 23 Apr 2003[Updated: 08 Nov 2018]
Mr. VeLoy J. Varner Collection (1147) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11470000000   (Click For More Item Information)

The material in this collection is composed of pamphlets, memos, documents, reports, maps, and after-action reports all related to Varner's service in Vietnam.

Added: 30 Apr 2003[Updated: 25 Aug 2004]
Tom Harnisher Collection (1146) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11460000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains a video tape of Tom Harnisher talking about Vietnam to American Legion Post 1404, April, 15, 2000.

Added: 30 Apr 2003[Updated: 07 Mar 2005]
John Hulme Collection (1134) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11340000000   (Click For More Item Information)

'Unknown Soldier,' a film directed by John Hulme, documents the life, military service, and death of Jack Hulme, a Marine Lieutenant killed in Vietnam in 1969. At the time of his death, his son John was three weeks old. John Hulme began the film project as a way to know and understand his father. The film includes interviews with Jack Hulme's friends, family, and fellow Marines. The film also documents John Hulme's trip to Vietnam with his mother, Ellen, and their visit to the location of Jack Hulme's death. The film premiered on HBO and was screened in Washington, D.C. in May 2005. More information about 'Unknown Soldier' is available at

Collection: John Hulme Collection

Added: 05 May 2003[Updated: 06 Apr 2006]
John Rowan Collection (850) Finding Aid
Item Number: 8500000000   (Click For More Item Information)

Approximately eight and a half linear feet of material deals with the issue of homeless veterans, particularly Vietnam veterans in the New York-New Jersey area in the in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, audio cassettes, and official and photocopied documents from various organizations and New York City and State offices including: The Vietnam Veterans of America, Queens Chapter #32 and the New York State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America; the Joint Veterans Council on Homeless Veterans; the New York City Coalition for Fairness to Veterans; the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs and the City of New York's Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs; the City of New York Human Resources Administration; the New York State Temporary Commission on Vietnam Veterans; the Veterans Upgrade Center of New York; the New York State Council of Veterans Organizations; and the New York State Department of Labor.

Collection: John Rowan Collection

Added: 31 Jul 2003[Updated: 04 Dec 2014]
Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Collection (998) Finding Aid
Item Number: 9980000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains books, photographs, maps, magazines, newspapers, electronic media, DVDs, audio, artifacts, and documents accumulated by staff members at the Vietnam Archive.

Added: 05 Aug 2003[Updated: 10 May 2019]
James Reckner Collection (574) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5740000000   (Click For More Item Information)

One linear foot of slides, artifacts, periodicals, microfilm, CD-ROM, articles, and ephemera have been collected by Dr. James Reckner and donated to the Vietnam Archive. Included in the collection is a certificate of recognition from the Society of Counterparts; five Vietnamese military medals purchased by Dr. Reckner in Ho Chi Minh City in 2001; a Pocket Guide to Japan; Ho Chi Minh postcards; microfilm reels from 1874-1944 documenting Dr. Reckner's United States Naval history research; articles compiled by the University of Denver for a United States-Vietnam Conference in 1995 in which Reckner participated.

Added: 06 Aug 2003[Updated: 29 May 2013]
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Collection (1195) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11950000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains information about the Veterans Education Project. Included is a video tape, The Heart of a Warrior; an interview with veteran Thomas E. Murray and the students of the PTEC High School Program's History of the Vietnam War class.

Added: 06 Aug 2003[Updated: 12 Jan 2006]
James O'Connell Collection (1135) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11350000000   (Click For More Item Information)

An elephant leather wallet with a painted map of Southeast Asia, a mahogany crossbow, and a flight jacket are among the artifacts collected by James O'Connell during his tour of duty in Vietnam.

Added: 04 Jun 2003[Updated: 18 Apr 2006]
Pham Phong Dinh Collection (1199) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11990000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of a book written in Vietnamese, 'Chien Su Quan Luc Vietnam Cong Hoa,' (The Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces: The Combat History).

Added: 06 Aug 2003[Updated: 12 Jan 2006]
Christopher Goscha Collection (1197) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11970000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection contains photocopies of Khmer Rouge documents transcribed into Vietnamese, and a bibliography (English).

Added: 06 Aug 2003[Updated: 24 Oct 2003]
Richard D. Lakin Collection (1198) Finding Aid
Item Number: 11980000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of original and photocopied documents and photographs from the Department of the Army's investigation of an aircraft accident at Katum airfield, South Vietnam on January 2, 1968 when a UH-1C helicopter crashed into two UH-1H helicopters while attempting to land under poor visibility conditions.

Added: 07 Aug 2003[Updated: 13 Nov 2017]
US Marine Corps History Division Vietnam War Documents Collection (1201) Finding Aid
Item Number: 12010000000   (Click For More Item Information)

This collection consists of two sets of 107 CD-Roms containing documents from the US Marine Corps Oral History and Museum Division. The first set contains .pdf versions of the documents. The second set contains .tiff images imbedded within a searchable Alchemy database system. All discs include a .pdf index of the complete collection

Added: 11 Aug 2003[Updated: 03 May 2017]