Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Fred Salazar Collection
Association
Americal Division Veterans Association
Collection Number
1742
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.8 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.5; Museum Objects
Processed by
J. Furr, Feb. 2007[Updated: Feb. 2011 by T. Lovelady]
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

Less than one linear foot of museum artifacts including an air pillow, an Americal Division wallet, a pair of Ho Chi Minh sandals, a knife, and excerpts from a diary document Fred Salazar's tour of duty in Vietnam, 1969-1970. The materials date from the war era.

Biographical Note

Fred Salazar was born in 1949 in Beeville, Texas. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1969 and served for six years, nine months of which were in Vietnam. He served as a E-2 infantryman with Company B, 4/3 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, from September 1969 to May of 1970. Salazar was stationed on San Juan Hill, Duc Pho, and Chu Lai. He was involved in the battle for Hill 285 on 3 January, 1970 and earned the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge. Fred Salazar was honorably discharged as an E-4 infantryman in 1971.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Excerpts from Fred Salazar's diary 2 September, 1969 - 26 October, 1969
1
1
D060.5
US Army Reception Station booklet from Fort Bliss, Texas

Separated Materials

Museum Objects
1742museum2915: Air pillow.

1742museum2916: Ho Chi Minh sandals.

1742museum2917: Kinfe with holder made from M-60 ammunition box, found by Fred Salazar in a bunker.

1742museum2918 Americal Division wallet.

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.