Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Marshall Harrison Collection
Forward Air Controller Association
Collection Number
3.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.6E; Library; Map Collection (Section 12, Drawer 13); Periodical Collection; Newsletter Collection; Photograph Collection
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Mar. 2005[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

Military administrative documents and flight records, books, artifacts, photographs, maps, newsletters, periodicals, and newsletters document Marshall Harrison's three tours of duty in Vietnam as a Forward Air Controller from 1964 to 1970.<

Biographical Note

Marshall Harrison was a pilot with the U.S. Air Force. Harrison piloted numerous aircraft including the B-47, B-52 and OV-10. Harrison served three tours of duty in Vietnam starting in 1964 and ending in 1970, flying more than 500 combat sorties over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia as an Air Liaison Officer/Forward Air Controller with the 1st and 3rd Brigades, 1st Infantry Division and the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Harrison's citations and awards include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Vietnamese Medal of Honor and the Presidential Unit Citation.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

United States Air Force Officer Command Selection Record Group (1955-1970)
Aircrew Standardization/Evaluation Record (1969-1972)
Individual Pilot Record (1955-1972)

Separated Materials

Aeroscouts by Charles Holley
Air War: Vietnam by Frank Harvey
Air War: Vietnam by Frank Harvey
Better Times Than These by Winston Groom
Buffalo Afternoon by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Cadillac Flight by Marshall Harrison
Charlie Mike by Leonard B. Scott
Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
The Delta by Marshall Harrison
Eagles Cry Blood by Donald E. Zlotnik
Eagle Station by Mark Berent
Fields of Fire by James Webb
Flight of the Old Dog by Dale Brown
The Flying Cross by Jack D. Hunter
Games of the Hangman by Victor O'Reilly
Into the Mouth of the Cat: The Story of Lance Sijan, Hero of Vietnam by Malcolm McConnell
Kohn's War by Fredric Arnold
The Last Confucian: Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and the West by Denis Warner
Let a Soldier Die by William E. Holland.

Line Doggie: Foot Soldier in Vietnam by Charles Gadd (Signed by Author)
Linebacker: The Untold Story of the Air Raids Over North Vietnam by Karl J. Eschmann
A Lonely Kind of War: Forward Air Controller, Vietnam by Marshall Harrison
Low Level Hell by Hugh L. Mills, Jr. with Robert A. Anderson
On Yankee Station: The Naval Air War Over Vietnam by John B. Nichols and Barrett Tillman
One Very Hot Day by David Halberstam
Pak Six by G.I. Basel
Phantom Leader by Mark Berent
Phantom Over Vietnam by John Trotti
Platoon Leader by James R. McDonough
The Right Kind of War by John McCormick
Rolling Thunder by Mark Berent
Silver Tower by Dale Brown
Soldier for Hire by Robert Skimin (Signed by Author)
Steel Tiger by Mark Berent
Summons of the Trumpet: A History of the Vietnam War from a Military Man's Viewpoint by Dave Richard Palmer
Termite Hill by Tom Wilson
The Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold and John Penycate.

Twilight Eyes by Dean R. Koontz
Vietnam: Ground Zero by Eric Helm
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
Welcome to Vietnam, Macho Man by Ernest Spencer.
VA039263: Major Marshall G. Harrison, USAF, Vietnam 1970, VA039264.

VA039264: Marshall Harrison, Lubbock Texas, 1990.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 1988.

Vietnam, 1989.
Museum Objects
1518museum1534: Flight helmet.

1518museum1535: Navigation bag.

1518museum1536: Navigation computer.

1518museum1537: Navigation plotter.

1518museum1538: USAF command pilot wings.

1518museum1539: Dog tags.

1518museum1540: Knife worn by Harrison while flying in Cambodia.

1518museum1541: British commando style knife.

1518museum1542: knife.

1518museum1543: plaque presented to Major Marshall G. Harrison for outstanding support from Mobile Launch site Quan Loi (home of MACV Special Operations Group).

1518museum1544: Plaque presented to Major Gene Harrison, RASH 31-A "Biggest Boss we ever had No More Leaves or R&R 'cause each time you leave bad things occur!' 30 jan 70 - 5 Jun 70".

1518museum1545: Plaque presented to Major Marshal G. Harrison, sidewinder 22, for his service June 1969-June 1970 with the First Infantry Division.

1518museum1546: insulated flying pants.

1518museum1547: USAF lightweight flight suit.

1518museum1548: USAF camoflage shirt and pant.

1518museum1549: USAF olive drab shirt and pant.

1518museum1550: USAF olive drab shirt.

1518museum 1551: web belt.
Saigon Newsreader (February, March, April, May, July 1991).
Behind the Lines: The Journal of U.S. Military Special Operations (March / April 1994).

Current History: A World Affairs Journal (January 1991) (Photocopy).

Military: The Press of Freedom (June 1995).

Vietnam (February, April 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