Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Tom Sebens Collection
Association
USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) Association
Collection Number
1588
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D054.1; D055.6; Museum Objects
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Jul. 2005[Updated: Mar. 2006 by T. Shetti]
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

Newspaper articles concerning the deployment of the USS Richard B. Anderson to Vietnam in 1966; 1964-1965 West Pacific Cruise of the USS Richard B. Anderson, May 1965 issue of All Hands, and a navy shell fragment from Roi-Namur in the northern end of Kwajalein Lagoon documenting Tom Sebens tour of duty on the USS Richard B. Anderson from 1964 to 1965.

Biographical Note

Tom Sebens volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1959 and was trained as a radio operator. Sebens served a total of six years of active duty, serving aboard the USS Helena, USS Providence, and the USS Richard B. Anderson. While serving on the Anderson, it was on Patrol in the Gulf of Tonkin on Yankee Station from 1964-1965. Following his service in the Navy, Sebens served three years in the Central Intelligence Agency, some of the time in Vietnam.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Newspaper clipping showing the unloading of the USS Richard B. Anderson's used powder casings off the shore of Vietnam (31 July 1966)
1
1
D055.6
Seattle Post Intelligence newspaper clipping showing the USS Richard B. Anderson shelling the Batangan Peninsula of Vietnam (21 July 1966)
All Hands Magazine (May 1965) which includes a letter to the editor from Tom Stebens concerning holiday duty
USS Richard B. Anderson 1964-1965 WESTPAC cruisebook
Newspaper article "Dickie B in Action off Vietnam" (22 April 1966)
2 (oversize)
1
D054.1

Separated Materials

Museum Objects
1588museum1610: navy shell fragment from Roi-Namur in the northern end of Kwajalein Lagoon.

1588museum1702: Montagnard cross bow.

1588museum1703: Montagnard bamboo arrows.

1588museum1704: Montagnard woman's skirt.

1588museum1705: Vietnamese villager hat.

1588museum1706: MP-40 submachine gun.

1588museum1707: MP-44 assault rifle.

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