Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Garth H. Holmes Collection
Association
12th Evacuation Hospital
Collection Number
1481
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.3F, Photograph Collection, Slide Collection, Museum Objects, Restricted Access
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Jan. 2005[Updated: Oct. 2009 by M. Barnard]
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, military administrative documents, a unit patch, a Life in Vietnam magazine (24 September 1966), A Vietnam Conflict Map (Circa1966), a book entitled Combat Art of the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division (1966), and an essay document Garth H. Holmes' tour of duty in Vietnam with the 12th Evacuation Hospital from September 1966 to July 1967.

Biographical Note

Garth Harold Holmes was born in 1936 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. On 29 May 1960, Holmes was commissioned ROTC of the Idaho State College as a 2nd Lieutenant and joined the Army Medical Service Corps. His first assignment was as a student at Fort Sam Houston, TX, before he was transferred to the 34th Armor, 24th Infantry Division, Munich Germany as a Battalion Medical Assistant from April 1961 to October 1962. In July 1966, Holmes was sent to Southeast Asia to the 12th Evacuation Hospital as a Captain and Hospital Adjutant until July 1967. After his tour, Holmes stayed in the Army and served at Fort Harrison, in Korea, at Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Bliss, Texas, and in Saudi Arabia, until his retirement in 1994 as a Colonel. After his military service, Holmes worked for the State of Washington as a Health Car Administrator and Pharmacy Consultant.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Restricted: 12th Evacuation Hospial, Cu Chi, RVN Newsletters with personal contact info

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Military Administrative Documents 
1
1
D060.3F
12th Evacuee published by the men of the 12th Evacuation Hospital (6January 1966)
Movement orders #7 Permanent Change of Station (18 May 1966)
RCPAP Letter Order A-07-174) (8 July 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #64 (21 July 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #65 (22 July 1966)
12th Evacuation Hospital Unit Roster (31 July 1966)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #87 (15 October 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #91 (21 October 1966)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #94 (25 October 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #95 (28 October 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #111 (16 December 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #113 (20 December 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #115 (31 December 1966) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #1 (4 January 1967)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #2 (7 January 1967)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #5 (23 January 1967)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #13 (16 February 1967)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #18 (24 February 1967) (2 copies)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #23 (25 March 1967)
12th Evacuation Hospital Special Orders #30 (30 May 1967)
68th Medical Group Special Orders #148 (31 May 1967)
68th Medical Group Special Orders #156 (8 June 1967)
Essay written by Garth Holmes concerning his experience in Vietnam 
2
Photocopies of photos in photo collection 
Photocopy of unofficial unit patch for 12th Evacuation Hospital 
Book: Combat Art of the 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division" (Vol. 1

1966)
3
Magazine: Life in Vietnam (24 September 1966)

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA038907: computer generated reproduction of Domain of the Golden Dragon card.

VA038908: Major Gibson, Lt. Marston, Cpl Hamilton, Garth Holmes, Cpl James (left to right) mixing cement.

VA038909: "Huey" landing with wounded patients, Vietnam 1967.

VA038910: Right Captain Garth Holmes, Left LTC Charles Anastranski, Executive Officer of the 12th Evacuation Hospital, April 1967.

VA038911: Postcard showing the USNS General Edwin D. Patrick, which took the 12th Evacuation Hospital company to Vietnam.

VA038912: Captain Garth Holmes (Adjutant) and CSM John Lawon, Headquarters 12th Evac. Hospital, Vietnam June 1967.

VA038913: Specialist Poindexter running the outpatient pharmacy.
Slides
147 slides that document Captain Garth Holmes tour of duty in Vietnam with the 12 Evacuation Hospital.
Maps
Vietnam Conflict Map (Circa 1966).
Museum Objects
1481museum1497: Unofficial unit crest of the 12th Evacuation Hospital.
Newsletters
12th Evacuation Hospital, Cu,Chi, RVN Newsletter, December 1980, December 1981, December 1982, December 1983, November 1985, Spring 1988, Winter 1988-1989, winter, 1989-1990, Winter 1990-1991, Fall 1993.

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