Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Edward Charles Robinson Collection
Collection Number
1709
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-R
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Dec. 2005[Updated: Dec. 2005 by T. Reynolds]
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

Photocopied story and short biography document Colonel Edward Charles Robinson's career in the United States Army from 1959 to 1983, particularly his service in Vietnam as a Captain with B Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Division from 1965 to 1966 and as a Major with 11th Combat Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade from 1968 to 1969.

Biographical Note

Edward Charles Robinson was born in May 1937. After graduating from high school in 1955 he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1959. In 1965 Robinson was assigned to B Company, 229th Assault Helicopter GBattalion, 1st Air Cavalry Division and deployed to Vietnam. From September 1965 through July 1966, Robinson participated in air assault operations of the 1st Air Cavalry Division, inluding the Ia Drang Valley Campaign. Then Major Robinson returned to Vietnam in 1968, during the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive with the First Aviation Brigade. During his two tours of duty in VIetnam, Robinson received a Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, 24 Air Medals, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with palm device, 2 Meritorious Unit Citations, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Vietnamese Service Ribbon with 8 campaing (battle) stars. Colonel Robinson retired from the Army in 1983.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Computer generated printout of Edward Charles Robinson's memories of his first tour of duty in Vietnam (1965-1966) focusing on the Ia Drang Valley Campaign
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Individual Collections-R
Biography of Edward Charles Robinson

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

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.