Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Stephen Watson Collection
Association
Gamewardens of Vietnam Association
Collection Number
1429
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Cold Storage Vault
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Sep. 2004[Updated: Apr. 2005 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 Super 8 film and five 8mm films document Steven Watson's tour of duty in Vietnam in 1971.

Biographical Note

Stephen Watson volunteered for the navy in April 1961 and served for the next 28 years. Watson served in River section 511 as an after gunner and 533 and 512 as a boat captain. While with 511 Watson was stationed at Can Tho on the Bassac River. While with 533 Watson was at Nha Be in the main shipping channel. While with 512 they were based on LST 846 on the Bassac river. While serving in Vietnam Watson was awarded the following awards and citations: Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign, Navy Achievement Medal with "V" and two Purple Hearts

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Moving Images
1429VI1678: Super 8 Film from 1971.

1429VI1681: Converted Mike boat that now shoots six 5 inch rockets.

1429VI1682: USS Jennings County (LST 846) with HAL 3 Helo and River section 512 embarked, on the lower Bassac River.

1429VI1683: USS Jennings County (LST 846) with HAL 3 Helo and River section 512 embarked, on the lower Bassac River with some combat.

1429VI1684: Saigon river shots from the deck USS Brule (AKL-28) in 1971.

1429VI1685: USS Brule at anchor in Vung Tau Harbor being worked on by the repair ship USS Ajax (AR-6), 1971.

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