Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Stephen C. McDaniel Collection
Association
Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood
Collection Number
1694
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.4A; Photograph Collection
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

Photograph of an OV-10 Bronco and A-1H Skyraider in Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base in September or October 1970 and a letter written by Stephen McDaniel to the Vietnam Archive documenting McDaniel's service with the United States Air Force in Thailand in the early 1970s.

Biographical Note

Stephen McDaniel was born in 1951 in Peoria, Illinois. In 1969, he volunteered for the United States Air Force, beginning his total of four years of service in the military. He served with the 479th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) at George Air Force Base (AFB), California from 1969 to 1970 and was on the Tactical Air Command (TAC) alert team "Prime Beef." He then served with the 56th Special Operations Wing (SOW) in Nakhon Phanom (NKP), Thailand from 1970 to 1971 and then with the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Wing at Scott AFB, Illinois from 1971 through 1973. During this time, he served as Airman 1st Class, primarily refueling aircraft and performing civil engineering functions. During his time in Southeast Asia with the 56th Combat Support Group, McDaniel among many other airmen supported the Son Tay POW Raid in November 1970 and Task Force Alpha and other operations throughout his tour. McDaniel received the following awards for his service: Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and the U.S. Vietnam Campaign Medal. In 1973, McDaniel was discharged from the Air Force as a sergeant and attended college. He is now a member of the Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Letter from Stephen McDaniel to the Vietnam Archive documenting his service with the Air Force (11 November 2005)
1
1
D060.4A

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA043771: Photograph of a OV-10 Bronco and A-1H Skyraider in Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base (September or October 1970).

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