Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Ron Vaughn Collection
Association
USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) Association
Collection Number
1284
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D055.6C, D055.2D (Oversized), Photograph, Slide, Newsletter, Periodical, and Museum Object Collections
Processed by
R. Grau, Mar. 2004[Updated: Jan. 2005 by H. Martinez]
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

Slides; photographs; artifacts; Masked Rider newsletters, brief biographies of Vice Admiral Emmett Tidd and Rear Admiral Justin Langille, III; Richard Anderson's birth certificate; newspaper articles concerning the 2001 dedication of a memorial to fallen World War II veteran and Medal of Honor winner Richard B. Anderson; photocopies of articles related to the commissioning / launching of the USS Richard B. Anderson; obituary of Rear Admiral Justin Langille, III (San Diego Union-Tribune, May 6, 1996); correspondence; photocopy of the USS Richard B. Anderson's log (January 1, 1963); Change of Command ceremony program, May 16, 1969; copy of the decommissioning prayer; information on the Naval Historical CenterPhotographic Reference Services; an issue of Life Magazine (October 23, 1970); and a brief history of the USS Richard B. Anderson all comprise the materials in the Vaughn collection.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Richard B. Anderson birth certificate
1
1
D055.6C
Letter from Mrs. Ed Alberta announcing the death of her husband (February 29, 2000)
Copy of ship's log from US Archives: Woody Madden's log entry, January 1, 1963
USS Richard B. Anderson Change of Command ceremony program (May 16, 1969)
Correspondence with Vice Admiral Emmett Tidd (July 24, 1997)
Correspondence from Thomas G. Pletz (October 23, 1997)
Biographical information regarding Thomas Pletz
Decommissioning prayer for the USS Richard B. Anderson (December 23, 1975)
Biographical sketch of Vice Admiral Emmett Tidd
Hand-written letter to Vaughn from Emmett Tidd
Biographical sketch of Vice Admiral Emmett Tidd
Photocopy of an article from the Baltimore Sun (January 8, 1972): 7th Fleet commander named new academy head. And written notes in margin from Tidd
Photocopy of an article from the Washington Post (June 22, 1972): New Academy Boss: Relaxed, Strong
Photocopy of a Distinguished Service Medal award citation for Vice Admiral William P. Mack (April 10, 1971)
Biographical sketch of Vice Admiral William P. Mack
Photographic reproduction order form for Naval Historical Center photographs filled out by Vaughn (October 6, 1997)
Brief history of the USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786)
Photocopied articles regarding the commissioning / launching of the USS Richard B. Anderson (no dates)
Decommissioning orders for the USS Richard B. Anderson
Biographical sketch of Vice Admiral Emmett Tidd
Biographical sketch of Rear Admiral Justin Langille, III
Naval Historical Center Photographic Reference Services materials
Photocopied obituary of Rear Admiral Justin Langille, III, as it appeared in the San Diego Union - Tribune (May 6, 1996)
Biographical sketch of Rear Admiral Justin Langille, III, for the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Envelope addressed and postmarked from the USS Richard B. Anderson
Newspaper clippings from the Peninsula Daily News regarding the Richard B. Anderson Memorial Dedication in Port Angeles, Washington (May 28 and 29, 2001)
1
1
Oversized D055.2D

Separated Materials

Photographs
6 photos VA036225 - 230.
Slides
VAS027477 - 705.
Museum Objects
Matchbook from the USS Richard B. Anderson.

Armed Forces Expediotionary Medal.
Newsletters
The Masked Rider Vol. 1 No. 2 (Winter 1999).

The Masked Rider (Sprng 1999).

The Masked Rider Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (July 2001).
Periodicals
Life (October 23, 1970).

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