Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Paul Lasker Collection
Association
Counterpart Association
Collection Number
130
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D047.2C
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Mar. 2006 by T. Reynolds]
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

One folder of a reports, orders, official military documents, awards and correspondence document Major Paul Lasker's service in Vietnam as an advisor for ARVN with Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). All materials date from his service in the 1960s and includes the following materials of note: a MACV handbook co-written by Lasker, a combat fundamentals pamphlet, personnel sheets, and the Gallantry Cross, Division Level documentation for Lasker.

Biographical Note

Major Paul Lasker was assigned to Vietnam in December 1964 to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, ARVN 5th Division as a military advisor, replacing Captain Congleton after his death in his first operation of that unit. Specifically, he served as Assistant G-3 Advisor to the 5th Division and participated in the recapture of Phuoc Binh in April 1965. Lasker was then reassigned to MACV J-3 in July 1965 as a result of his promotion to Major. During this time, Lasker prepared a briefing paper for presentation to Secretary of Defense McNamara on what United States forces were needed for in South Vietnam during the calendar year of 1965. He was also involved in the drafting of the MACV handbook for the United States Military in Vietnam, a copy of which is included in this collection.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Handbook

Handbook for US Forces in Vietnam, Published by Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

April 1967
1
1
D047.2C
Pamphlet

Combat Fundamentals for Advisors, Published by United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

October 1, 1964
Assignment Sheet - Incoming Personnel, Paul E. Lasker

October 20, 1960
Special Orders Number 189

Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

December 18, 1964
Special Orders Number 197

Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

December 29, 1964
Special Orders Number 67

Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

March 12, 1965
MACAG Letter Orders 04-579

Subject - Temporary Duty /R and R/, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

April 13, 1965
General Orders Number 909

Award of the Bronze Star Medal, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

April 30, 1965
Special Orders Number 162

Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

June 22, 1965
File No. MAGTN - BHSA

Subject: Clearance of Individual, July 9, 1965
Special Orders Number 178

Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

July 8, 1965
Special Orders Number 181

Extract, Headquarters - Department of the Army

July 8, 1965
Special Orders Number 188

Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

July 19, 1965
General Orders Number 1719

Award of the Air Medal , Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

July 31, 1965
Special Orders Number 266

Extract, Headquarters - United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

October 9, 1965
Vietnamese Awards, Department of the Army

Office of the Adjutant General

May 6, 1966
Postal Letter

Awards and Decorations Office/High Command, Republic of Vietnam - Armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam - General Staff Office

April 24, 1965
Letter to 7th Infantry Regiment regarding Gallantry Cross, Division Level to Capt. Lasker and Gallantry Cross, Regimental level to PFC Bowyer
Letter (In Vietnamese) to Paul E. Lasker from Nguyen Van Son

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