Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Peter Ruplenas Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Collection Number
1678
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Photograph Collection; D102.2
Processed by
M. Ford, Nov. 2005[Updated: Dec. 2005 by H. Martinez]
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

Photographs and newspaper articles document Peter Ruplenas' service with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Pacific Detachment, 1966-1968.

Biographical Note

Ruplenas was born in 1918 and joined the United States Army in 1941. He was trained as a photographer. Ruplenas developed aerial photographs of German targets in World War 2. After the war, Ruplenas returned to civilian life later to reenlist and be transported to Japan. After the Korean War started he landed at Inchon and followed the Americans north the Yalu River. Ruplenas was assigned to DASPO from 1966-1968 and stationed in Hawaii. He retired from the army in 1970.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Newspaper Article from the Journal August 4, 2003 (2 copies)
1 (oversize)
1
D102.2
Newspaper Article from the Journal November 11, 2004
Insert to the Journal November 10, 2003 Remembering Those Who Served Vietnam War (1964-1975)

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA043253 - VA043259: 7 photographs documenting Peter Ruplenas' service with DASPO in Vietnam.

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