Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Nicholas Carbone Collection
Association
LCDR Jack Graf Memorial Collection - Naval Intelligence Liaison Officers (NILO)
Collection Number
2196
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D060.7; Artifact Collection; Slide Collection
Processed by
M. Barnard, Oct. 2009[Updated: Sep. 2013 by A. Hooker]
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

This collection contains approximately half a linear foot of slides and documents donated by Nick Carbone. The slides were taken by Carbone and show Saigon, the Saigon River, and riverine operations. The documents include a personal narrative of Carbone's service as a Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer (NILO) in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970 and a report titled 'USS Hancock CVA-19 - Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind: The Evacuation of Phnom Penh and Saigon' by Commander Nick Carbone, USN (Ret.) as told to Mandy Smith.

Biographical Note

Nicholas Carbone is a retired Commander of the US Navy. He spent a year in Vietnam between 1969 and 1970. He was first assigned to the Phoenix Program, but then was reassigned to Naval Intelligence Liaison Officer (NILO) at Lam Son on the Saigon River. Carbone remained there for the rest of his tour. Carbone worked with the South Vietnamese, and had training in their language. His job was to provide intelligence support to Riverine forces, and did so through a variety of methods to inform US forces of VC and NVA movements. Carbone was never in any major military engagement, but did accompany units on night ambushes, as well as day time operations, periodically. He also went on many reconnaissance missions.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Personal Narrative re: service as a Naval Intellingence Liason Officer (NILO) in Vietnam from May 1969 to May 1970. (First page in Restricted Access)
1
1
D060.7D
USS Hancock CVA-19 - Eagle Pull and Frequent Wind: The Evacuation of Phnom Penh and Saigon by Commander Nick Carbone, USN (Ret.) as told to Mandy Smith
1
2

Separated Materials

Slides
141 Slides showing images of Saigon, the Saigon River, and riverine forces.
Museum Objects
2196museum3529- Viet Cong Red Devil Boody Trap Grenade.

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