Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Richard P. Jones Collection
Association
USS Joseph Strauss Association
Collection Number
1841
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D083.6; Photograph Collection
Processed by
M. Ford, Aug. 2006[Updated: Nov. 2006 by P. Littlefield]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

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Scope and Content

Less than one linear foot of administrative documents, newspaper articles, and photographs documenting Richard P. Jones' service in Southeast Asia on board the USS Joseph Strauss.

Biographical Note

Richard P. Jones was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1930 and volunteered for the United States Navy in 1950 beginning 22 years of military service. Jones served on the Destroyer Squadron Three Staff aboard the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16). During the Vietnam War Jones supervised signal bridges and served as an Assistant Navigator and Chief Master at Arms. Jones was discharged in 1973 with a rank of Senior Chief Signalman. After his service in the United States Navy, Jones had a career as a commercial fisherman. He now resides in Seminole, Florida.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Letter from J.D. Elliott to Friends and Families of USS Joseph Strauss crewmembers, 28 May 1967
1
1
D083.6
USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) plan of the day for Monday 29 May 1967
United States Navy press release for 16 May 1967
USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) plan of the day for Saturday 27 May 1967
2 press releases for USS Joseph Strauss, February 1967
Hand drawing of USS Joseph Strauss' radar during battle (refer to photograph in collection)
Photocopy of newspaper article titled US Ships Shell Roads in North, 28 February 1967
Photocopy of newspaper article titled US Denies Reds Sank Navy Ship

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA048196: 1 photograph of the USS Joseph Strauss' radar during battle.

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