Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Kenneth C. Risley Collection
Collection Number
1713
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-R
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Jan. 2006[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

List of members and statements from Kenneth Risley's Mortar Squad and Platoon from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division from 15 November 1965. The collection also contains a diagram of the fire mission used by Risley in support of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry on the morning of 16 November 1965.

Biographical Note

Sergeant Kenneth C. Risley was the third mortar gunner for Company D, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry during the Ia Drang campaign of November 1965.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
List of members of Mortar Platoon of Company D, Second Battalion, Fifth Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division in November 1965
1
1
Individual Collections-R
Statement signed by Kenneth Risley stating he was a member of Mortar Platoon of Company D, Second Battalion, Fifth Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division in November 1965
Statement establighing eligibility for participation in Ia Drang Scholarship Fund of descents of Mortar Platoon of Company D, Second Battalion, Fifth Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division in November 1965
Diagram of fire mission used by #3 Mortar Gunner on the morning of November 16, 1965

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.