Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Dennis Pelliccia Collection
Association
174th Assault Helicopter Company Association
Collection Number
2179
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Association Collections, Audio Collection, Photograph Collection, Museum Object Collection, Cold Storage Vault, AV Room
Processed by
R. Dorn, Feb. 2009[Updated: Mar. 2009 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 one linear foot of military administrative documents, photographs, Dog Tags, two P-38 can openers and two CDs document Dennis Pelliccia's tour of duty in Vietnam with the 174th Assault Helicopter Company, July 1967-July 1968.

Biographical Note

Dennis Salvatore Pelliccia was born in a Bronx hospital in New York. In December 1966, he volunteered for the United States Army and served for a total of three years with one year in Southeast Asia. During his service, Pelliccia served with the 174th Assault Helicopter Company in the 409tc Detachment from July 1967 to February 1968. From there he stayed within the 174th and served with the First Flight Platoon from February 1968 to July 1968. After that year of service he was moved back to the states to serve with ARAD COM (ARmy Air Defense COMmand) at Stewert Air Force Base in Neburgh, New York from August 1968 to September 1969. Finally, his fourth and last assignment was a rather short stay with the 52nd Artillery Brigade at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York from September to October 1969. With the 174th, he worked as both a Helicopter Mechanic with the 409tc and a Crew Chief with the 1st Flight Platoon. While in Souteast Asia, Pelliccia was stationed in Duc Pho and maintained the ranks of E-3 to E-4. No further information provided.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
pictures of some of the art and a poem regarding VanGogh's "Starry Night" by Dennis Pelliccia, December 31, 2008
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174th AHCA Association Collection
printed picture of the 174th Aviation Company patch, December 2008
Certificate of Achievement for one Good Conduct Medal awarded to Dennis S. Pelliccia, December 1969
Certificate of Achievement for one Air Medal awarded to Dennis S. Pelliccia, May 14, 1968
Certificate from The University of the State of New York Education Department awarding Dennis Salvatore Pelliccia his High School Equivalency Diploma, 1969
Certificate of Honorable Discharge, January 1973
Citation for Air Medal presented to Dennis Pelliccia
(3 copies) Special Orders relieving Pelliccia from active duty, December 10, 1969
General Orders for Good Conduct Medal, December 5, 1969
Letter to Specialist Pelliccia regarding reserve status from the Office of the Adjutant General, Department of the Army, February 16, 1970
Special Orders awarding the Aircraft Crewman Badge, May 30, 1968
3 copied newspaper articles from the New York Newspaper covering "V" device for Victory, Long Island, New York, 1968
Special Orders, July 2, 1967
General Orders awarding the Air Medal, May 14, 1968
Physical and Mental Status form upon Release from Active Service, December 10, 1969
One Letter of Commendation to Dennis S. Pelliccia from James A. Franklin (Lt. Col. Com), June 1, 1968
One Letter of Appreciation to All Personnel from Ray M. Carson (Lt. Col. Com)
One emailed message stating that the Texas Tech Vietnam Center and Archive is to be the, "...'official' and 'recommended' repository for all 174th AHC Association memorabilia."
Newspaper article covering the achievement of the Air Medal by Dennis Pelliccia, The Long Island Advance, September 5, 1968

Separated Materials

Photographs
13 photographs of various things like Dennis Pelliccia in Vietnam, his helicopter, himself with war buddies, and a few photos from retirement.
Museum Objects
2179museum3301: Dog tag and chain for Dennis Pelliccia.

2179museum3302: Two P-38 can openers.
Electronic Media
2179EM0427: 1 DVD containing photographs from Dennis Pelliccia's tour of duty in Vietnam, July 1967/8.
Moving Images
2179VI2579: 1 reel of Super 8mm film documenting Dennis Pelliccia's tour of duty in Vietnam, July 1967/8.
Audio
2179AU2432: 2 CDs - "Vietnam!" first and second tours, as recorded by The High Priced Help (1966/7).

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