Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
H. Lawrence Serra Collection
Association
LCDR Jack Graf Memorial Collection - Naval Intelligence Liaison Officers (NILO)
Collection Number
2017
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.4 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D056.5; Cold Storage
Processed by
J. Furr, Aug. 2007[Updated: Aug. 2012 by R. Nanes]

Scope and Content

Less than one linear foot containing a play "The Sihanoukville Inquiry", a book entitled "NILO Ha Tien", both written by H. Lawrence Serra, and copies form the National Archives at College Park, Maryland document H. Lawrence Serra's service in the United States Navy.

Biographical Note

H. Lawrence Serra was born December 3rd, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. He volunteered for the US Navy in 1966 and served for a total of three and a half years, teo of which in Southeast Asia. He served on the Intelligence staff for the Commander Naval Forces Vietnam, Admiral Zumwalt and volunteered for the NILO (Naval Intelligence Liason Officer) position at Ha Tien on the Cambodian border from February - October 1970. He held the rank of Lieutenant (0-3) during his time in Vietnam. He was involved in the removal of Viet Cong and NVA forces form Nui Da Dong Mountain and the Invasion of Cambodia. H. Lawrence Serra was awarded the Bronze Star, two Air Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy/Marine Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, the Amred Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Civil Actions Medal and the National Defense Medal. After his service in Vietnam Mr. serra opened a law practice.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Interview with Henry L. Serra for Navy Operational Archives Bracnh
1
1
D056.5
Article titled "Port of Entry, Sihanoukville"
2
Introduction and Act 1 of "The Sihanoukville Inquiry" , a play by H.L Serra
3
Act 2 of "The Sihanoukville Inquriy"
4
"NILO Ha Tien" by H.L. Serra Chapters 1-21
5
"NILO Ha Tien" by H.L. Serra Chapters 22- 52
6
Copies from the National Archives at College Park, Maryland of Henry Kissinger telephone conversations from March - April 1970
7

Separated Materials

Moving Images
2017VI3228: The Sihanoukville Inquiry a play by HL Serra. Performed 9/27/2003.