Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Robert A. Goode Collection
Association
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood
Collection Number
1611
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.4A; Museum Objects; Photograph Collection
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Jul. 2005[Updated: Feb. 2006 by B. Kuebler]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

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Scope and Content

Wallet used by Robert A. Goode during his tour of duty at Nakhon Phanom (NKP), Thailand from 1974-1975. 75 photographs taken while Goode was stationed at Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, and Takhli Thailand. Also the Air Force Commendation Medal awarded for Goode's participation in the Mayaguez Mission. A 1972 non-regulation cap camoflage cap from Udorn, Thailand, a United States Air Force jungle fatigue coat. Goode's I.D. tags along with a Buddha charm. Also contains two Air Force patches, a ribbon bar, and a Thai five baht note.

Biographical Note

Robert A. Goode was born in 1953 in Leesburg, Virginia. In 1971, Goode volunteered for the United States Air Force, beginning his four year, three month, two day service in the U.S. Military. 857 days of this service was served in Thailand, where Goode served as an Aircraft Pneudraulic Repairman, skill levels 3 and 5. He served first with the 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron from May through October 1972 with Constant Guard III at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand (RTAFB), then with the 474th Field Maintenance Squadron from March through August 1973 with Support Constant Guard V at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, and finally with the 56th CAMS (Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron) from January 1974 through October 1975 at Nakhon Phanom (NKP) Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. At the beginning of his service, Goode was ranked as an Airman First Class (AIC) and was promoted to Sergeant and finally to Staff Sergeant by the time he was honorably discharged in 1975. While in Thailand, Goode was involved in Operation Linebacker I and the USS Mayaguez Mission Maintenance Task Force. For his involvement with the USS Mayaguez Recovery Mission from 13 - 15 May 1975, Goode received the Air Force Commendation Medal. After his service, he spent three academic quarters at Northern Virginia Community College starting in 1976. From 1977 through 1986, he served with the United States Army Signal Corp as a Telecommunications Center Operator and Supervisor. From 1988 through 1990, he studied as a Aviation Maintenance Technology student at Clayton State College in Morrow, Georgia and then From 1991 through 2001, was an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic with United Airlines. From 2004 to the present, Goode works for the United States Investigations Services as a Security Monitor and is a member of the Thailand Laos Cambodia Brotherhood (TLCB).

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Department of the Air Force Certificate of the award of the Air Force Commendation Medal to Sergeant Robert Goode, 16 March 1976
1
1
D060.4A
Official Citation to Accompany the award of the Air Force Commendation Medal to Robert Goode
Citation to Accompany the Award of the Air Force Commendation Medal to Robert Goode
United States Air Force Certificate of Training for Aircraft Pneudraulic Repairman Course, 16 November 1971 (original in restricted access file)
United States Air Force Honor Graduate certificate for Aircraft Pneudraulic Repairman, 16 November 1971 (original in restricted access file)
United States Air Force Certificate of Training for Maintenance Data Collection, 20 January 1972 (original in restricted access file)
United States Air Force Certificate of Training for Pneudraulic Repair Technician, 22 February 1972 (original in restricted access file)
United States Air Force Certificate of Training for TAC Private Motor Vehicle Team Program, 14 September 1973 (original in restricted access file)
United States Air Force Certificate of Training for 56th Special Operations Wing NCO Leadership Training, 5 April 1974 (original in restricted access file)
Letter of appreciation from Lieutenant Colonel Louis R. Batson to Sergeant Robert Goode, 26 June 1974

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA044015-VA044089: 75 Photographs taken while Robert Goode was stationed at Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, and Takhli Thailand.
Museum Objects
1611museum1618: Wallet used by Robert A. Goode during his tour of duty at Nakhon Phanom (NKP), Thailand from 1974-1975.

1611museum2201: United States Air Force Jungle fatigue button down shirt.

1611museum2202: Thailand five baht note.

1611museum2203: United States Air Force Tactical Air Command (TAC) patch.

1611museum2204: United States Air Force 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing patch.

1611museum2205: United States Air Force Commendation Medal.

1611museum2206: Non-regulation camouflage hat.

1611museum2207: United States Air Force service ribbon bar containing Air Force Commendation, National Defense, and the Vietnam Service ribbon.

1611museum2208: United States Air Force Identification Tag necklace with Buddha charm.

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