Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Lee Swain Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Collection Number
1680
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.2 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D102.5
Processed by
M. Ford, Nov. 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

Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) Pacific Detachment patches and critique sheets for films shot by Lee Swain in Korea for DASPO Pacific Detachment in 1969.

Biographical Note

Lee Swain was born on 21 June 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1951, Swain volunteered for the United States Army, where he served for twenty-two years before transferring to the United States Air Force in 1976. During his total of thirty years in the military, Swain spent two and a half years in Southeast Asia, from 1967 through 1971, serving with the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO). He served first as a Specialist 5 and then a Specialist 6 as a photographer, both motion and still, and was stationed in Hawaii, Vietnam, Korea and Thailand. While in Southeast Asia, he was involved in the Tet Offensive and received the Vietnam Service Medal and the Armed Services Expeditionary Medal. In 1981 Swain retired as a Sergeant First Class and took up a job as a photographer at Kelly Air Force Base as a civilian contract photographer from 1982 through 1995. He is a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
DASPO Pacific Detachment film critique sheets June-August 1969
1
1
D102.5

Separated Materials

Museum Objects
1680museum2063: 3-DASPO Pacific Detachment Patches.

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