Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Tom Cossaboom Collection
Americal Division Veterans Association
Collection Number
Physical Location(s)
D054.1 (Individual Oversize); Map Collection Section 12 Drawer 20
Processed by
R. Grau, Mar. 2006[Updated: Mar. 2006 by T. Reynolds]

Scope and Content

Maps of Southeast Asia and the Middle East, American and Viet Cong propaganda leaflets, Chieu Hoi passes, 19 May 1970 issue of the North Vietnamese newspaper Quan Giai Phong, and a February 2006 article from the Dallas Morning News were collected by Tom Cossaboom, who served a tour of duty in Vietnam from August 1969 to August 1970.

Biographical Note

Tom Cossaboom was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1944. In 1968, Cossaboom volunteered for the United States Army, beginning his 24 years of service. From 1969 through 1970, Cossaboom served in Southeast Asia with Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 11th Brigade, Americal Division as Assistant Brigade S-5 (PSYOPS, Civil Affairs), ranked first as a 2nd Lieutenant, then promoted to 1st Lieutenant. During this time, Cossaboom was stationed at Fire Support Base Bronco, Duc Pho, Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam. After his service in Vietnam, he served another 21 years in the Army Reserve until his discharge in 1992 as a Major. During this time, he returned to Graduate School and completed all but his dissertation for his PhD in Eastern European History, before accepting a position as an Air Force historian in the Civil Service. For his service in the US Army, Cossaboom received the following medals and citations: Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Physchological operations leaflets
D054.1 (Indiv. Oversize)
Quan Giai Phong (North Vietnamese newspaper) (19 May 1970)
Obituary section from Dallas Morning News featuring General Samual Koster and counterculture member Stew Albert (20 Feb 2006)

Separated Materials

Section 12 Drawer 20.

Folder 1.

Sheet 6242 III 1:50,000 Khiem Ich (Cai Lay).

Sheet 6638 I 1:50,000 Dak Ninh Kola (2 sheets).

Sheet 6638 II 1:50,000 Chuong Nghia.

Sheet 6638 IV 1:50,000 Mang Buk.

Sheet 6639 II 1:50,000 Gi Lang (2 sheets).

Sheet 6738 I 1:50,000 Mo Duc (2 sheets).

Sheet 6738 II 1:50,000 An Lao (2 sheets).

Sheet 6738 III 1:50,000 Gia Vuc (2 sheets).

Sheet 6738 IV 1:50,000 Ba To (2 sheets).

Sheet 6739 I 1:50,000 Binh Son.

Sheet 6739 II 1:50,000 Quang Ngai (2 sheets).

Sheet 6739 III 1:50,000 Son Ha (2 sheets).

Sheet 6838 III 1:50,000 Tam Quan.

Sheet 6838 IV 1:50,000 Thanh Gieng.

Vietnam 1:100,000.

Sheet 6637.

Seet 6638.

Sheet 6639.

Sheet 6640.

Sheet 6641.

Sheet 6737.

Sheet 6738.

Sheet 6739.

1:250,000 Vietnam and Laos.

Hue, Vietnam (2 sheets).

Thanh Hoa, Vietnam.

Cua Rao, Vietnam (2 sheets).

Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Qui Nhon, Vietnam.

Kontum, Vietnam.

Da Nang, Vietnam (2 sheets).

Muang Mai, Laos.

Chavan, Laos (2 sheets).

1:250,000 Egypt.

El-Mansura, Egypt.

Port Said, Egypt.

Ismailia, Egypt.

Cairo, Egypt.

1:50,000 Egypt.

Sheet 5385 II Wadi El-Farigh.

Laminated map of the Nile River delta and Cairo.

1:500,000 Algeria, Isla Chafarinas, Melilla, Morocco.

World Road Maps, Series 1304W Middle East - Sheet 2: Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan (and vicinity) 1:100,000.

World Road Maps, Series 1304W Middle East - Sheet 3: Iran, Iraq, Turkey, USSR (and vicinity) 1:100,000.

World Road Maps, Series 1304W Middle East - Sheet 4: Iran, Afghanistan, USSR (and vicinity) 1:100,000.

World Road Maps, Series 1304W Middle East - Sheet 6: Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan (and vicinity) 1:100,000.

Unidentified portions of 1:50,000 maps, Vietnam (2 portions).

Oral History

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