Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Paul L. Moulton Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Collection Number
1523
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.4 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D102.5, Photograph Collection, D219.4 Museum Objects, Newsletter Collection, Library
Processed by
T. Reynolds, Mar. 2005[Updated: May. 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

Award certificates, TDY Orders, cartoons drawn by Bryan Grigsby, an Air Medal with "V" Device, and a photograph document Paul L. Moulton's service with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) in Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, and Okinawa, 1966 - 1969.

Biographical Note

Paul L. Moulton was born on 15 August 1928 in Waltham, Massachusetts. On 5 October 1946 he enlisted with the United States Army, serving during the Korean War in 1951 and 1953, where he covered the truce talks, the signing of the Korean truce and Operation Little and Big Switch (exchange of prisoners). After Korea, he was the Chief Cameraman on training and informational films at locations throughout the world, including Berlin, Japan, Panama, and the Arctic and was deployed to Lebanon in 1958. Once the war began, Moulton served in Southeast Asia for two years, from February 1966 to May 1969, with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Detachment Pacific (6442). While there, Moulton was ranked as a Sergeant First Class (E-7), a Non-Commissioned officer in charge of photographic teams in Vietnam, Korea, Okinawa, Japan, and Thailand. Before he retired on 30 June 1970, he was awarded the Air Medal with V Device and the Meritous Service Medal. After his service, Moulton worked as a television news photographer for Washington News Bureau Storer Communication, where he covered the White House, State Department, U.S. Congress and other government agencies. In February 1991, he retired to Southeast North Carolina.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Award certificates and TDY Orders (originals and photocopies

originals of photocopies in restricted access)
1
1
D102.5 - DASPO Individual Collections Box
Cartoons drawn by Bryan Grigsby
2
Sheet of Stamps, themed the 1960s
3

Separated Materials

Books
The Vietnam Experience, Combat Photographer, by Nick Mills, 1983.

The Vietnam War: The Stories and The Photographs, by Goldstein, Dillon and Wenger, 1997.

Vietnam: Images from Combat Photographers, by Andrews, Elliot and Levin, 1991.

Where the War Lives, A Photographic Journal of Vietnam, by Dick Durrance (signed by author) 1988.
Photographs
VA039265: 1 photograph of SFC Paul L. Moulton in the Mekong Delta.

Autographed photograph taken by Howard Breedloove of men jumping from a UH-1D Helicopter.

Photograph of Howard Breedlove being attended to after being wounded by shrapnel during the Tet Offensive, 1968.

Name etchings from the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC of Kermit H. Yoho and Charles F. Rein (2).
Museum Objects
1523museum1533: Air Medal with "V" Device.

1523museum3411: DASPO Combat Photographers Association Hat with pin.

1523musuem3412: DASPO patch.

1523museum3456 - Cannon FT/QL 35mm Camera.

1523museum3457 - DASPO Patch.

1523museum3458 - Dog Tags, Moulton Paul L.

1523museum3459 - Seiko Watch.
Newsletters
DASPO News: June, 1996.

October 1996.

February 1997.

August 1997.

February 1998.

August 2001.

November 2001.

January-April 2002.

July 2002.

September-November 2002.

May 2003.

August 2003.

November 2003.

January 2004.

June 2004.

September 2004.

October 2004.

December 2004.

March 2005.

April 2005.

July 2005.

October 2005.

December 2005.

April 2006.

October 2006.

January 2007.

June 2007.

October 2007.

December 2007.

June 2008.

October 2008.

December 2008.

June 2009.

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