Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Robert F. Ward Collection
Collection Number
1276
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-W, Individual Collections-Oversized, Map Collection, Cold Storage Vault, Photograph Collection, Library
Processed by
R. Grau, Feb. 2004[Updated: May. 2005 by C. Trobridge]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

The Robert Ward collection contains Southeast Asia maps; photographs; videotapes; books; several articles, and an oversized drawing of the history of the United States.

Biographical Note

Robert Ward was born in 1944 in Princeton, Indiana. In 1965, he volunteered for the United States Army and served for three and a half years, until he was dicharged in 1968. Ward spent one of these years in Southeast Asia, where he was a First Lieutenant, serving as an Operations Officer and company XO (Executive Officer) for both the 91st Combat Engineer Battalion in 1966 and the 86th Engineer Battalion in 1967 and 1968. During his service, he was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Bearcat Base Camp (9th Infantry Division), RVN (Republic of South Vietnam) and Dong Tam Base (9th Infantry Division). Ward was involved in the Tet Offensive and received the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Medal with "V" Device, and both the Unit Civic Action Award and the Individual Civic Action Award. After the War, Ward attended college and is currently a member of the Veterans of the Vietnam War Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
POWs and Politics: How Much Does Hanoi Really Know. A paper presented on 19 April 1996 at the Center for the Study of the Vietnam Conflict Symposium: "After the Cold War: Reassessing Vietnam" at Texas Tech University (Lubbock). Written by Garnett 'Bill' Bell and George J. Veith
1
Individual W
The "1205 Document": Another View by George J. Veith (March 5, 1998)
Modes in Human-Automation Interaction: Initial Observations about a Modeling Approach by Asaf Degani (San Jose State University, California) and Alex Kirlik (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta)
Mode Usage in Automated Cockpits: Some Initial Observations by Asaf Degani (San Jose State University, California), Michael Shafto (NASA Ames Research Center, Mt. View, California) and Alex Kirlik (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta)
Do You Know What Mode You're In? An Analysis of Mode Error in Everyday Things by by Anthony Andre (Interface Analysis Associates, San Jose, California) and Asaf Degani (San Jose State University, California)
"The Eagle Flies First" a drawing by Del Riley and Les Hamlin depicting the history of the United States
2 (oversize)
1

Separated Materials

Books
Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War by James F. Dunnigan and Albert A. Nofi.

Why Vietnam Still Matters: The War and the Wall compiles by Jan Scruggs.

Very Crazy, G.I.: Strange but True Stories of the Vietnam War by Kregg P.J. Jorgenson.

Dak To: America's Sky Soldiers in South Vietnam's Central Highlands by Edward F. Murphy.

Taking Charge: A Practical Guide for Leaders by Perry M. Smith.

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay.

Requiem by Horst Faas and Tim Page.

Passage to Vietnam: Through the Eyes of Seventy Photographers by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwin.

The Vietnam Experience: Raising the Stakes by Terrence Maitland, Stephen Weiss and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Rain of Fire by John Morrocco and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Thunder From Above by John Morrocco and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Tools of War by Edgar C. Doleman, Jr. and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: A Nation Divided by Clark Dougan, Samuel Lipsman and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Fighting For Time by Samuel Lipsman, Edward Doyle, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: SOuth VIetnam on Trial by David Fulghum, Terrence Maitlan and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: The False Peace by Samuel Lipsman, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: The Fall of the South by Clark Dougan, David Fulghum and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: The Aftermath by Edward Doyle, Terrence Maitland and the editors of Boston Publishing Company.

The Vietnam Experience: Images of War by Julene Fischer, text by Robert Stone.

The Vietnam Experience: Nineteen Sixty-Eight by Clark Dougan and Stephen Weiss.

The Vietnam Experience: A Collision of Cultures by Edward Doyle and Stephen Weiss.

The Vietnam Experience: Setting the Stage by Edward Doyle and Samuel Lipsman.

The Vietnam Experience: America Takes Over 1965-1967 by Edward Doyle and Samuel Lipsman.

The Vietnam Experience: Combat Photographer by Nick Mills.

The Vietnam Experience: A Contagion of War by Terrence Maitland and Peter McInerney.

A Vietnam Remembrance and Directory of the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning: The World of a Combat Division in Vietnam by Eric M. Bergerud.

Fighting the Bolsheviks: The Russian War Memoir of Private First Class Donald E. Care, U.S. Army, 1918-1919 edited by Neil G. Carey.

A History of Warfare by John Keegan.

War Story by Jim Morris.

Fighting Men: Stories of Soldiering by Jim Morris.

The Battle for Saigon: Tet 1968 by Keith William Nolan.

Odysseus in America: Comvat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming by Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan.

Rangers at War: Combat Recon in Vietnam by Shelby L. Stanton.

After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Vietnam by Ronald H. Spector.

The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood 1975-1980 by Molyda Szymusiak, translated by Linda Coverdale.

Code-Name Bright Light: The Untold Story of U.S. POW Rescue Efforts During the Vietnam War by George J. Veith.
Photographs
2 photographs (VA036367 - 68).
Maps
5 maps (Section 12 Drawer 12).

Folding tourist map: Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea.

Operational Navigation Chart J-10.

Operational Navigation Chart J-11.

Operational Navigation Chart K-9.

Operational Navigation Chart K-10.
Moving Images
ABC Turning Point: D-Day 50th.

ABC 20/20: POWs in Vietnam.

Americans Abandoned: American Defense Institute.

Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.

Bill Moyers: D-Day, Malmedy Massacre.

CBS Sunday Morning: World War II.

China Beach - Final Episode.

China Beach - Therapy.

David Brinkley: I Company, 120th Infantry - D-Day.

History of the Airborne.

Ia Drang, November 14 - 16, 1965 - Day One.

Korea: The Forgotten War.

Memorial Day Concert, Women of Courage, Letters from Vietnam.

Nature - Vietnam.

Normandy - Great Crusade.

Pearl Harbor - Schwartzkopf and Kuralt.

Peleliu.

Siege of Firebase Gloria.

Spirit and Nature.

Unsolved Mysteries - Col. Shelton - POW / MIA, War Within, Letters Home from Vietnam.

Vietnam: the Soldiers Story.

We Can Keep You Forever: the Untold Story of the Missing in Action in the Vietnam War.

Wings - Volume 3.

Wings Over Vietnam, Fall of Saigon.

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive