Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Jerry Staples Collection
Association
Gamewardens of Vietnam Association
Collection Number
2133
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.4 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Cold Storage Vault, D083.5
Processed by
L. Duy, Nov. 2008[Updated: Jan. 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

Less than a linear foot of film, Viet Cong propaganda leaflets, and a log book document Jerry Staples' service in River Division 593, Operation Sling Shot, 1968-1969.

Biographical Note

Jerry Staples was born in Marceline, Missouri in 1937. He volunteered for the United States Navy in 1955. He was in it for 20 years and 2 of the years were spent in Southeast Asia. He served in the MACV from 1964-1965 as a Junk Force Adivisor. He also served in the River Division 593 from 1968- 1969 as a Boat Captain- Patrol Officer. While in souteast asia he was stationed in An Thoi and the Mekong Delta. While there he participated in Operations Slingshot. He won; 2 Bronze Stars, A Combat Action Ribbon, 8 Vietnam Service Stars. Staples now is a member of the Gamewardens of Vietnam. After his service he worked for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Viet Cong Propaganda leaflets, Staple's log book during his service in River division 593
01
01
D083.5

Separated Materials

Moving Images
2133VI2573 - 16 mm film - U.S. Navy's Patrol Boat Armada Beats VC in River Clash, South Vietnam, 25 November 1969.

2133VI2574 - 16 mm film - Vietnamese Junk Force with United States Navy Advisors, 1964.

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

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.