Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Timothy P. Vail Collection
Association
Americal Division Veterans Association
Collection Number
1712
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-V; Photograph Collection; Museum Objects
Processed by
J. Saffell, May. 2007
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

Over one linear foot of artifacts, a DD-214, Military Payment Certificates (MPCs), NVA propaganda fliers, and three photographs document Tim Vail's tour of duty with the Americal Division, C Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Regiment, 198th Light Infantry Brigade, 1969. That materials date from the war era and are in good condition.

Biographical Note

Tim Vail was born in Pennsylvania in 1942, and was inducted into the Army on 10 July 1968. Following basic training, Vail departed for Vietnam where he served from January 19, 1969, until July 9, 1969. On July 9, 1970, Vail was released from active duty. While in the service Vail received the following awards or citations: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Sharpshooter Badge-Rifle.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Tim Vail DD-214
1
1
Individual Collection-V
North Vietnamese propaganda fliers directed at American soldiers serving in Vietnam (found in an NVA bunker near LZ Professional on 24 March 1969)
Military Payment Certificates 5 cent, 10 cent (2), 25 cent (2)
Selective Service System Appointment of Leader paperwork appointing Timothy Vail as group leader (10 July 1968)
2
Photocopy of travel orders (10 July 1968)

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA043748-VA043750: photograph of 4 soldiers in Advanced Infantry Training taken at Ft. Polk,, LA in late 1968.

two photographs of Vail while in Vietnam serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 198th Light Infantry Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division.
Museum Objects
1712museum2930: U.S. Army dress uniform of Timothy Vail.

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.