Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
William H. Jones Collection
Association
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Collection Number
2120
Date(s)
Undated
Size
2 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D101.7D, Museum Objects, Cold Storage Vault, Photograph Collection, Periodical Collection
Processed by
J. Furr, Jul. 2008[Updated: Oct. 2010 by J. Saffell]
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

AH-1G Cobra pilot flight helmet and a cavalry hat document William Hayden (Pappy) Jones' service in Vietnam with F Troop, 4th Cavalry.

Biographical Note

William Hayden (Pappy) Jones was born on 29 January 1938 in Russellville, Arkansas. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956 and then in the United States Army in 1960. Jones went to Vietnam in 1967 and was assigned to MACV Headquarters. He went to Germany after his tour and then returned to Vietnam as a warrant officer with MACVSOG in 1969. From 1971-1972, Jones seved in Vietnam with F Troop, 4th Cavalry. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1977 and passed away on 12 September 2006.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Restricted: 145th Combat Aviation Battalion (Vietnam) Association, Membership Directory, 1993-1995

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Document outlining the events culminating in the nomination of William Jones for the Congressional Medal of Honor
1
1
D101.7D: VHPA-Individual Collections
Unofficial Guide to Fort Rucker Uniited States Army Aviation Center & School, 1970
Centaur, F Troop (Air) 4th U.S. Cavalry, Vietnam 1971-1972 Unit History/yearbook
Significance of Crown Royal box (see museum objects)

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA056178: John Spancer and William Hayden "Pappy" Jones.
Maps
Section 12, Drawer 5: Quang Tri Province.
Museum Objects
2120museum3265: 4th Cavalry hat.

2120museum3266: AH-1G Cobra pilot flight helmet.

2120museum3460: Crown Royal Box (See folder 1 for significance).

2120museum3461: T-Shirt, Centaur 59.
Electronic Media
2120EM0471: CD-Rom: Vietnam Helicopter History Interactive Multimedia CD-Rom.
Periodicals
Army Digest, January 1970.

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

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