Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Theodore R. Kramer Collection
Collection Number
1825
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-K; Newspaper Collection
Processed by
M. Ford, Aug. 2006[Updated: Sep. 2010 by M. Barnard]
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 documents comprised of a photocopy of the Watch Officer's Log kept at the Navy Operations Center of the COMNAVFORV Staff in Saigon during the Tet Offensive.

Biographical Note

Theodore Kramer was born in 1934 in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1957, Kramer volunteered for the United States Navy, beginning a twenty eight and a half year career with the military. From 1963 through 1965, Kramer was ranked as a lieutenant and served with COMPHIBGRU One (Commander Amphibious Group 1), stationed at Subic Bay Naval Base, Philippines. During this tour, Kramer served as a shipmate with Dr. James Reckner, Founder and Director of the Vietnam Center. Kramer then returned to Southeast Asia and served as Chief of the Navy Operations Center, COMNAVFORV (Commander, Naval Forces Vietnam) staff in Saigon, 1967-1968, ranked as a lieutenant commander. During this time, Kramer was involved in the Tet Offensive. In November 1985, Kramer retired from the US Navy as a captain, having received the Navy Unit Citation and the Navy Achievement Medal. He then moved into civilian life and became Lead System Engineer with Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Photocopy of the Watch Officer's Log kept at the Navy Operations Center of the COMNAVFORV Staff in Saigon during the Tet Offensive, 31 January - 18 February 1968
1
1
Individual Collections-K
Miscellaneous publications, US Army ID, and US Military Booklets:
2
The Domain of the Golden Dragon
Privelege and Cigarette Ration Card
Guidance for Commanders in Vietnam, by General W.C. Westmoreland, COMUSMACV -- card
Handbook For U.S. Forces in Vietnam
Vietnamese Phrase Book
A Pocket Guide to Vietnam
Pacific Stars and Stripes Exerpt dated 11 March 1965
2
1
Individual Oversize Collections
Pacific Stars and Stripes Exerpt dated 25 April 1965
LIFE Magazine exerpts, Newsfronts section, "Trouble again at Cal -- and Kerr Calls it Quits"
Map of Saigon/Cholon, HSAS P-5000/4 (Rev. 7-65) Code 11, scale 1,000 meters

Separated Materials

Periodicals
The Jackstaff News, 2 March 1968.

16 March 1968.

Pacific Stars and Stripes: 7 August 1964.

28 Jaunary 1965.

8 March 1965.

27 March 1965 (2 copies).

6 April 1965.

2 June 1965.

4 June 1965.

6 July 1965.

7 July 1965.

8 July 1965.

27 July 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