Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Alfred L. Martin Collection
Association
FSB Ripcord Association
Collection Number
1456
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.2 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.5F; Periodical Collection
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Oct. 2004[Updated: Jul. 2005 by J. Saffell]
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

Copies of military administrative records document Alfred L. Martin's service in the United States Army from 1969 to 1974 and the 23 July 2001 issue of Sports Illustrated documents James R. (Bob) Kalsu, the only professional American athlete to be killed in the Vietnam War. Also included in the collection is a program for a Memorial Service for Kalsu, David E. Johnson, Frederick C. Raymond, and Burke Miller conducted by Battery A, 2nd Battalion (Airmobile), 11th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division and a program from a Memorial ceremony on 14 October 2000 for the men who died in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord from 12 March to 23 July 1970.

Biographical Note

Alfred Martin was born on 11 August 1948 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Martin was drafted into the United States Army in 1968. He served with Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 11th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division during his tour of duty in Vietnam from January to November 1970. He was discharged from the Army in 1970 with the rank of Sergeant. He is a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW-Post 8106, and the Ripcord Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Photocopy of Alfred L. Martin's Order to Report for Armed Forces Physical Examination, 5 September 1968
D060.5F
Photocopy of Headquarters 101st Airborne Division Special Orders Number 326 Extract: Individuals Assigned to Transfer Station or Transfer Point for Separation Processing, 22 November 1970
Photocopy of Alfred L. Martin's DD-214
Photocopy of Alfred L. Martin's Certificate of Proficiency in Field Artillery NCO Candidate Course, 7 July - 17 October 1969
Photocopy of a Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Alfred L. Martin, 22 November 1970
Photocopies of Alfred L. Martin's Honorable Discharge Papers, 1 January 1975
Program from Memorial Service for James Kalso, David Johnson, Frederick Raymond and Burke Miller conducted by Battery A, 2nd Battalion (Airmobile), 11th Artillery, 101st Airborne Division
Program from the 14 October 2000 memorial service for the men who died in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord from 12 March to 23 July 1970
Two Ripcord Bumper Stickers, "All Gave Some...Some Gave All"

Separated Materials

Periodicals
Sports Illustrated, 23 July 2001.

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