Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Ron Leonard Collection
Collection Number
1368
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
D054.5B; Cold Storage Vault; Slide Collection
Processed by
R. Grau, Jun. 2004[Updated: Mar. 2010 by T. Lovelady]
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

Photocopies of After Action Reports, Operational Reports - Lessons Learned, Army Aircraft Accident Reports, and Daily Staff Journals from the 25th Infantry Division collected by Ron Leonard from 1966 to 1970. Collection also contains an essay by Ron Leonard entitled Mole City; a World Affairs file from 1969; Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Henry L. Quigley; slides from the 25th Infantry Division; and photocopies of Tropic Lightning News (25th Infantry Division, Vietnam) from the following dates: Sept 22, 1969; Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, 1970; and the Orientation Edition.

Biographical Note

Ron Leonard was born on 23 May 1946 in Berkeley, California. In 1967, he was drafted into the United States Army and served a total of two years until he was discharged in 1969. During his service, one year of which was served in Southeast Asia, he was a Specialist 4 and served as Crewchief on a UH1C Gunship with B Company 25th Aviation Battalion, stationed at Cu Chi, Vietnam. While in Vietnam, Lenard was involved in Operation Toan Thang I, II, and III. and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Airmedal, the Vietnamese Cross of Galantry and 1-9th Oakleaf Cluster. After being discharged, Lenard retuned to the United States and became a jockey and attended college for engineering. He belongs to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization and the Vietnam Helicopter Crewmember Association. He has not participated in the Oral History program at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Awards Recommendations (contains a few documents that have restricted information. Originals in Restricted Access File)
1
1
D054.5B
Army Aircraft Accident Report
2
After Action Reports 
Operation Fitchburg (25 Nov 1966 - 8 Apr 1967)
3
Operation Attleboro (November 1966)
4
Operation Oahu (August 1966)
5
Operation Pershing (12 Feb - 19 Apr, 1967)
6
Operation Kailua (Oct - Nov 1966) (2 copies)
7
Operation Lanikai (5 Nov - 10 Dec 1966) (2 copies)
8
Annex C - Casualty List to Combat After Action Report to Operation Lanikai
Operation Lincoln (Mar - Apr 1966)
9
Operation Piedmont Swift (24 - 30 Nov 1968)
10
Operation Maili (27 Apr - 13 May 1966)
11
Tet Offensive After Action Report (31 Jan - 18 Feb 1968)
12
Operation Kokohead (24 Jul - 6 Aug 1966)
13
Operation Wahiawa (17 July 1966)
14
Deployment of the 25th Infantry Division to the Republic of Vietnam (29 Sept 1966)
15
Operation Ewa (8 - 13 July 1966)
16
Operation Kahala (16 - 21 Apr 1966) (2 copies)
17
Operation Keana (also known as Operation Kalamazoo) (13 - 14 Apr 1966)
18
Operation Makaha (11 - 16 Apr 1966)
19
Operation Kahuku (7 Apr 1966)
20
Operation Circle Pines (29 Mar - 4 Apr 1966)
21
Operation Makiki (20 June 1966)
22
Operation Garfield (25 Feb - 31 Mar 1966)
23
Operation Honolulu (14 - 19 Mar 1966)
24
Operation Wilderness (Mar - Apr 1968)
25
Operation Camden (18 - 27 Dec 1967)
26
Operation Ahina (13 - 18 May 1967)
27
Operation Kolchak 1 (17 Mar 1966)
28
Operation Kamuela (20 Sep - 4 Oct 1966)
29
Operation Fargo (12 - 14 Jun 1966)
30
Operation Fresno (13 June - 15 July 1966) (2 copies)
31
Operation Toan Thang Phase II (1 June 1968 - 19 Feb 1969)
32
Operation Toan Thang Phase II Execution (1 Jun - 30 Sep 1968)
Operation Bold Lancer I (4 - 14 May 1970)
33
Operation Cedar Falls (8 - 26 Jan 1967)
34
Operation Niagara / Cedar Falls (5 - 26 Jan 1967)
35
Operation Yellowstone: Battle of Suoi Cut (1 - 20 Jan 1968) (3 copies)
36
Operation Yellowstone (7 - 16 Dec 1967 and 28 Dec 1967 - 31 Jan 1968)
37
Battle for Tay Ninh (17 Aug - 27 Sep 1968)
38
Operation Saratoga (25 Feb - 10 Mar 1968)
39
Use of CH-47 (Chinook) Helicopter (27 Mar 1966)
40
Trung Lap (15 Aug 1966)
The Battle of Vinh Hien (5 Aug 1967)
Assault on Bunker Positions (5 Aug 1967)
Small Unit After Action Report (14 Sep 1967)
2nd Brigade Operations in the Vicinity of Song Be (23 Nov 1967)
Tay Ninh Convoy (10 Sep 1968)
Reaction to the Ambush of the Tay ninh Convoy on March 25, 1969 (29 Mar 1969)
25th Infantry Division Operational Reports / Lessons Learned 
2
D054.5C
Lessons Learned - Operation Attleboro (23 Apr 1967)
1
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 July 1966
2
Report for Period 1 Jan - 30 Apr 1966
3
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 Oct 1966 (2 copies)
4
Lessons Learned: Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 69th Armor, 3rd Brigade Task Force, 25th Infantry Division for Quarterly Period Ending 31 July 1966
5
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 Jan 1967
6
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 30 Apr 1967
7
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 July 1967 (2 copies)
8
Lessons Learned - Headquarters, 3rd Brigade Task Force (30 Oct 1967)
9
125th Signal Battalion, 25th Infantry Division for the Period 1 May - 31 July 1967
10
Lessons Learned - Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Period Ending 31 July 1967
11
125th Signal Battalion, 25th Infantry Division for the Period 1 Aug - 31 Oct 1967
12
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 Oct 1967
13
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 Jan 1968
14
Report - Headquarters, 6th Battalion, 27th Artillery for Quarterly Period Ending 31 Jan 1968
15
125th Signal Battalion, 25th Infantry Division for the Period 1 Feb - 30 Apr 1968
16
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 30 Apr 1968
17
Report for Quarterly Period Ending 31 Jul 1968
18
Report of 25th Infantry Division Artillery for Period Ending 31 July 1968
19
Report of 25th Infantry Division Artillery for Period Ending 30 Apr 1969
20
Report of 25th Infantry Division Artillery for Period Ending 31 July 1969
21
Report of 25th Infantry Division Artillery for Period Ending 31 Jan 1970
22
Report of 25th Infantry Division for Period Ending 30 Apr 1970
23
Report of 25th Infantry Division for Period Ending 31 Oct 1970
24
Daily Staff Journals 
1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Tay Ninh Base Camp) 20 Aug 1968
25
1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Tay Ninh Base Camp) 22 Aug 1968
1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Tay Ninh Base Camp) 23 Aug 1968
1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Tay Ninh Base Camp) 24 Aug 1968
S-2/S-3 Section, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Dau Tieng (27 Aug 1968)
26
Unidentified (20 Aug 1968 and 22 - 24 Aug 1968)
27
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Dec 1968)
28
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Jan 1969)
29
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 28 Feb 1969)
30
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Mar 1969)
31
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 30 Apr 1969)
32
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 May 1969)
33
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 30 Jun 1969)
34
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Jul 1969)
35
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Aug 1969)
36
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 30 Sept 1969)
37
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Oct 1969)
38
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 30 Nov 1969)
39
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Dec 1969)
40
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Jan 1970)
41
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 28 Feb 1970)
42
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Mar 1970)
43
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 30 Apr 1970)
44
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 May 1970)
45
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 30 Jun 1970)
46
Daily Staff Journals 
3
D054.5D
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Jul 1970)
1
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 31 Aug 1970)
2
Brigade Tactical Operations Center, S-2/S-3 Section, 25th Aviation Battalion (1 - 30 Sep 1970)
3
Daily Staff Journal excerpts all dated 26 Feb 1969 
S-3 Section, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry (at Cu Chi)
4
S-2 and S-3 Sections, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (at Cu Chi)
Headquarters, 25th Medical Battalion (at Cu Chi)
S-3 Section, 25th Medical Battalion (at Cu Chi)
25th Infantry Division Support Command, Division Transportation Officer (at Cu Chi)
Division Support Command, S-5 Section (26 and 27 Feb 1969)
Headquarters, 12th Evacuation Hospital (at Cu Chi)
Headquarters and Company A, 725th Maintenance Battalion
Company B, 725th Maintenance Battalion (at Tay Ninh)
Company D, 725th Maintenance Battalion (at Dau Tieng)
Company E, 725th Maintenance Battalion
Casualty Record, 725th Maintenance Battalion (Feb - Jul 1969)
G-3 Section, 25th Infantry Division (at Cu Chi)
Ground Commander's Daily SITREP (Situation Report) for 26 Feb 1969
5
Plans Summary for 26 Feb 1969
Summary of Enemy Activity 26 Feb 1969
Ground Forces Commander's Daily SITREP (Situation Report) # 57 (26 Feb 1969)
INTSUM (Intelligence Summary) # 57 (26 Feb 1969)
Memorandum for the Record regarding Ground Attack on Hotel Sector, Cu Chi Base Camp by NVA Forces on 26 Feb 1969 (March 6, 1969)
INTSUM (Intelligence Summary) # 58 (27 Feb 1969)
Operational Report of the 12th Evacuation Hospital for Period Ending 30 April 1969
6
Feeder Report for Operational Lessons Learned (4 May 1969)
History of the 242d Aviation Company (Assault Support Helicopter), 269th Aviation Battalion (Combat), 12 Aviation Group (Combat) 1 Jan - 31 Dec 1969
New York Times article (26 Feb 1969) (photocopy)
Army Times Reporter article (photocopy)
US News and World Report article (3 Mar 1969) (photocopy)
Time Magazine article (28 Feb 1969) (photocopy)
Combat Lessons Learned distributed to all personnel in the 25th Infantry Battalion (6 Sep 1965)
7
Combat After Action Interview Report (25 June 1969)
Photocopies of Tropic Lightning News (25th Infantry Division, Vietnam newspaper)
8
22 Sept 1969
7 Sept 1970
14 Sept 1970
28 Sept 1970
5 Oct 1970
26 Oct 1970
9 Nov 1970
23 Nov 1970
Orientation Edition (no date)
Company F (LRP), 51st Infantry: Brief Summary of Individual Patrols (printed from the Internet)
9
Miscellaneous reports (no date)
25th Infantry Division deployment to Vietnam materials (1965-1966)
10
25th Infantry Division Pacification Operations in Hua Nghai Province (7 Aug 1967) (2 copies)
Confidential Report (1 Oct 1968 - 15 Feb 1969)
Letter of Instruction 23-70: Employment of Riot Control Agent (6 Aug 1970)
Small unit Combat Afte Action Interview Report (5 Oct 1970)
Facts on File 1969
11
Individual Deceased Personnel File: Henry L. Quigley
12
Mole City by Ron Leonard
13
Action summaries with accompanying sketches
Correspondence

Separated Materials

Slides
573 slides: VAS023241 - VAS023715, VAS024480 - VAS024577.

VAS040296-VAS040591: 296 slides of Mark Kim's tour of duty in Vietnam.
Electronic Media
1368EM0350: Mark Kim's Vietnam Tour 280 scanned slides (01 January 2006).

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