Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Robert G. Short Collection
Association
Americal Division Veterans Association
Collection Number
1850
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.5
Processed by
A. Alford, Jan. 2007[Updated: Jul. 2010 by K. Conness]
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 details Robert G. Short's service with the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry and his thoughts on Tim O'Brien's book "The Things They Carried". Materials date from post-war period and are in excellent condition. Issues of "Americal Newsletter" and "Vietnam" donated to the Vietnam Archive.

Biographical Note

Robert Short was born in Vandalia, IL in 1949. He volunteered for the United States Army in 1969. Short did a total of 3 years of service with 1 ½ years of those years in Vietnam. He was assigned 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry from May 1969 to May 1970 and Americal Division Combat Center from May 1970 to November 1970. While in Vietnam, Short held the positions of squad leader and as an instructor. He was stationed at Landing Zone Professional in Quang Tin Province and then at Chu Lai. For his service in Vietnam, Short was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, and Army Commendation Medal. He was discharged at the rank of Sergeant. After the Army, Short earned his B.S., M.S., and MBA degrees. He worked for Alcoa for 5 years and worked for Pfizer for 27 years. Short is currently an active member of the Americal Division Veterans Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Robert G. Short's presentation on Tim O'Brien's book "The Things They Carried"
1
1
D060.5

Separated Materials

Newsletters
Americal Newsletter, July - August 1989.

Americal Newsletter, September - October 1989.

Americal Newsletter, November - December 1989.

Americal Newsletter, January - February 1990.

Americal Newsletter, March - April 1990.

Americal Newsletter, May - June 1990.

Americal Newsletter, July - August 1990.

Americal Newsletter, September - October 1990.

Americal Newsletter, November - December 1990.

Americal Newsletter, January - February 1991.

Americal Newsletter, March - April 1991.

Americal Newsletter, May - June 1991.

Americal Newsletter, July - August 1991.

Americal Newsletter, September - October 1991.

Americal Newsletter, November - December 1991.

Americal Newsletter, January - February 1992.

Americal Newsletter, March - April 1992.

Americal Newsletter, May - June 1992.

Americal Newsletter, July - August 1992.

Americal Newsletter, September - October 1992.

Americal Newsletter, November - December 1992.

Americal Newsletter, January - February 1993.

Americal Newsletter, March - April 1993.

Americal Newsletter, May - June 1993.

Americal Newsletter, July - August 1993.

Americal Newsletter, September - October 1993.

Americal Newsletter, November - December 1993.

Americal Newsletter, January - February 1994.

Americal Newsletter, March - April 1994.

Americal Newsletter, May - June - July 1994.

Americal Newsletter, August - September - October 1994.

Americal Newsletter, November - December 1994.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 1995.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 1995.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 1995.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 1995.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 1996.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 1996.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 1996.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 1996.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 1997.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 1997.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 1997.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 1997.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 1998.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 1998.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 1998.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 1998.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 1999.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 1999.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 1999.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 1999.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 2000.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 2000.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 2000.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 2000.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 2001.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 2001.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 2001.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 2001.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 2002.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 2002.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 2002.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 2002.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 2003.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 2003.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 2003.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 2003.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 2004.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 2004.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 2004.

Americal Newsletter, October - November - December 2004.

Americal Newsletter, January - February - March 2005.

Americal Newsletter, April - May - June 2005.

Americal Newsletter, July - August - September 2005.

Americal Newsletter, Octoboer - November - December 2005.
Periodicals
Vietnam, February 1997.

Vietnam, April 1997.

Vietnam, June 1997.

Vietnam, August 1997.

Vietnam, October 1997.

Vietnam, December 1997.

Vietnam, February 1998.

Vietnam, April 1998.

Vietnam, June 1998.

Vietnam, August 1998.

Vietnam, October 1998.

Vietnam, December 1998.

Vietnam, February 1999.

Vietnam, April 1999.

Vietnam, June 1999.

Vietnam, August 1999.

Vietnam, October 1999.

Vietnam, December 1999.

Vietnam, February 2000.

Vietnam, April 2000.

Vietnam, June 2000.

Vietnam, August 2000.

Vietnam, October 2000.

Vietnam, December 2000.

Vietnam, February 2001.

Vietnam, April 2001.

Vietnam, June 2001.

Vietnam, August 2001.

Vietnam, October 2001.

Vietnam, December 2001.

Vietnam, February 2002.

Vietnam, April 2002.

Vietnam, June 2002.

Vietnam. August 2002.

Vietnam, October 2002.

Vietnam, December 2002.

Vietnam, February 2003.

Vietnam, April 2003.

Vietnam, June 2003.

Vietnam, August 2003.

Vietnam, October 2003.

Vietnam, December 2003.

Vietnam, February 2004.

Vietnam, April 2004.

Vietnam, June 2004.

Vietnam, August 2004.

Vietnam, October 2004.

Vietnam, December 2004.

Vietnam, February 2005.

Vietnam, April 2005.

Vietnam, June 2005.

Vietnam, August 2005.

Vietnam, October 2005.

Vietnam, December 2005.

Vietnam, February 2006.

Vietnam, April 2006.

Vietnam, June 2006.

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