Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
George Gentry Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Collection Number
1535
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Slide Collection, D102.5A
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Apr. 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

Slides and a photograph documenting George Gentry's photographic work with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office and the 221st Photo Company at Long Binh, Vietnam. from 1961-1969.

Biographical Note

Staff Sergeant George Gentry enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961 at the age of 18 for training as a construction mechanic. Following training and a thirteen-month deployment to Korea, Gentry attended the Motion Picture Photography School at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. Following graduation from Motion Picture Photography School, Gentry shoot training films at Ft. Huachuca, AZ until 1965. In 1966 Gentry volunteered for assignment to DASPO (Department of the Army Special Photography Office), based in Hawaii. Gentry's first TDY was in Vietnam for six months. Following this assignment, Gentry was reassigned to the newly organized 221st Photo Company in 1967. Gentry helped establish the unit at Long Binh, Vietnam and shot footage of the 1968 Tet Offensive. Gentry returned to DASPO in 1968 and received an honorable discharge in 1969.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
captions of 78 slides, mostly taken by George Gentry in Vietnam
1
1
D102.5A

Separated Materials

Photographs
Chuck Conn and Ivan Bigley VA040242.
Slides
VAS031438 - VAS031515: Slides (mostly taken by George Gentry) taken in Vietnam from 1966-1968, while a part of the Department of the Army Special Photography Office.

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