Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Kelly Bateman Collection
Association
Vietnam Dog Handler Association
Collection Number
2348
Date(s)
Undated
Size
7.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D37.6; Map Collection Section 12 Drawer 13 ; Photograph Collection; Museum Object Collection D201.7B, D203.7
Processed by
K. Conness, Aug. 2010[Updated: Oct. 2013 by G. Lerma]
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

Approximately two linear feet of uniforms and patches collected by Kelly Bateman document the activities of Vietnam War era security police and K9 units in Southeast Asia, Korea, the Pacific, CONUS (Continental Unites States), and Alaska.

Biographical Note

Kelly Bateman was born in 1947 in Dallas, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1968. Bateman served four years of active duty service with one year in Southeast Asia. He was assigned to Detachment 193 Incirlik Airbase, Turkey from 1968 - 1970, Ubon, Royal Thailand Air Force Base from 1970 - 1971, and 96th Security Police Dyess Air Force Base, Texas 1971 - 1972. Bateman held the position of K-9 Military Dog Handler at the rank of Sergeant. He participated in Operation Rolling Thunder. For his service in Vietnam, Bateman received the following awards and citations: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat V device. He received an honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1972. Bateman is currently an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans Association, Vietnam Dog Handler Association, and Vietnam Security Police Association. After his service, Bateman worked for AT&T in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Documents regarding Bien Hoa Air Base and the 1968 Tet Offensive
1
1
D37.6
Information regarding the U-TAPAO Royal Thai Navy Airfield and Dog Handlers
Documentation concerning Kelly Bateman's tour in Southeast Asia
2
Sentry dog exhibit labels
3
Sentry dog exhibit labels and a poster
1
1
oversize

Separated Materials

Books
Of Spies and Lies: A C. I. A, Lie Detector Remembers Vietnam, by John F. Sullivan, 2002.

The Last Run: The Mission Continues, by Leonard B. Scott, 1987.

Private Pepper of Dogs for Defense, by Frances Cavanah and Ruth Cromer Wier, 1943.

Private Pepper Comes Home, by Frances Cavanah and Ruth Cromer Wier, 1945.

The Cambodian Campaign: The 1970's Offensive and America's Vietnam War, by John M. Shaw, 2005.

The Cambodian Campaign: The 1970's Offensive and America's Vietnam War, by John M. Shaw, 2005.
Photographs
VA063810-VA063811: Sergeant Larry T. Zacker and Prince, U-Tapao Royal Naval Air Base, January 1972.

VA067727-VA067728: USAF B-52 Bomber landing - Royal Thai AFB.

VA067735-VA067740.
Maps
Hammond Vietnam Conflict.
Museum Objects
Patches from the US Air Force Vietnam Era, Air Police, Security Police, and K9 in Southeast Asia, Korea, Pacific, CONUS(Continental United States), and Alaska:.

4th Security Police Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina (Subdues) 2348museum3906.

7th Security Police Squadron, Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, Texas 2348museum3907.

8th Security Police Squadron K9 Patrol Dog Handler, Kunsan Air Base, Korea 2348museum3908.

15th Security Police Squadron, Hickham AFB [Air Force Base], Hawaii (Subdued) 2348museum3909.

32nd Security Police Squadron K9 Holland (Slobberin Wolfhounds, Subdued) 2348museum3910.

43rd Security Police Squadron K9 Patrol Dog Patch, Andersen AFB [Air Force Base], Guam 2348museum3911.

43rd Security Police Squadron K9 Patrol Dog Patch, Andersen AFB [Air Force Base], Guam (DARN) 2348museum3912.

43rd Security Police Squadron K9 Patrol Dog Patch MI, Andersen AFB [Air Force Base], Guam 2348museum3913.

45th Security Police ETR-SP Eastern Test Range, Patrick AFB [Air Force Base], Florida 2348museum3914.

45th Security Police Space Wing, Cape Canaveral, Florida (Subdued) 2348museum3915.

51st Security Police Squardon K9, Osan Air Base, Korea 2348museum3916.

51st Security Police Squardon K9, Osan Air Base, Korea (Demo Team) 2348museum3917.

51st Security Police Squardon K9, Osan Air Base, Korea (Guardians of the Night) 2348museum3918.

60th Security Police Squadron, Travis AFB [Air Force Base], California 2348museum3919.

67th Security Police Squadron K (Narcotics and Explosives, Mountain Home AFB [Air Force Base], Idaho (Subdued) 2348museum3920.

96th Security Police Squadron, Dyess AFB [Air Force Base], Abilene, Texas (Subdued) 2348museum3921.

355th Security Police Squadron, Davis Monthan AFB [Air Force Base], Tucson, Arizona (Subdues) 2348museum3922.

432nd Security Police Squadron K9, Udorn, Thailand 2348museum3923.

438th Security Police Squadron K9 Bomb, Mcquire AFB [Air Force Base], New Jersey (Subdued) 2348museum3924.

438th Security Police Squadron K9 Narcotics, Mcquire AFB [Air Force Base], New Jersey (Subdued) 2348museum3925.

449th Security Police Squadron K9, Kincheole AFB [Air Force Base], Michigan, 1970-1977 (Subdued) 2348museum3926.

509th Security Police Squadron, Pease AFB [Air Force Base], New Hampshire (Base Closed in 1991) 2348museum3927.

714th Security Police Squadron, Cold Bay Air Station, Cold Bay, Alaska 2348museum3928.

831st Air Police Squadron K9, George AFB [Air Force Base], California 2348museum3929.

924th Security Police Squadron, Bergstrom AFB [Air Force Base], Austin, Texas 2348museum3930.

1100th Security Police Squadron, Dyess AFB [Air Force Base], Abilene, Texas (Subdued) 2348museum3931.

6313th Air Police Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, 1957-1964 2348museum3932.

6314th Air Police Squadron Sentry Dog Section, Osan Air Base, Korea 2348museum3933.

K9 Corps patch purchased at Lackland AFB [Air Force Base] while Kelly Bateman attended Patrol Dog School 2348museum3934.

Old Style ABDG 1 Joint USAF/US Army Air Base Ground Defense, Camp Medina, San Antonio, Texas 2348museum3935.

SAC Sentry Dog Section 366th Security Police Squadron, Andersen AFB [Air Force Base], Guam (2) 2348museum3936 2348museum3937.

Subdued Patch, 8th Security Police Squadron K9, Kennel Master, Kunsan Airbase, Korea 2348museum3938.

Subdued Patch, 8th Security Police Squadron K9, Narcotics Detection, Kunsan Airbase, Korea 2348museum3939.

Subdued Patch, 51st Sps, Osan Air Base, Korea 2348museum3940.

Subdued Patch, 51st Sps, Osan Air Base, Korea (Detection Patrol Team) 2348museum3941.

Subdued Patch, 51st Sps, Osan Air Base, Korea (Guardians of the Night) 2348museum3942.

Subdued Patch, 51st Sps, Osan Air Base, Korea (Narc Patrol Team) 2348museum3943.

Subdued Patch, 51st Sps, Osan Air Base, Korea (Patrol Team) 2348museum3944.

Subdued Patch, 51st Sps, Osan Air Base, Korea (Patrol Team, Smokey 175B) 2348museum3945.

Subdued Patch, 6170th Security Police Squadron K9, Suwon Air Base, Korea 2348museum3946.

Subdued Patch, 6200th Security Police Squadron K9 Military Dog Section, Clark Air Base, Philippines 2348museum3947.

Subdued Patch, Clark Air Base, Philippines, 379th SPS Patrol Dog/Name (Sasso) 2348museum3948.

Subdued Sentry Dog Handler Patch, Vietnam Era 2348museum3949.

Tactical Air Command Patch (Subdued) 2348museum3950.

USAF Fire Protection Patch (Subdued) 2348museum3951.

USAF Instructors' Patch, Patrol Dog School, Lackland AFB [Air Force Base], San Antonio, Texas, 1967-Present 2348museum3952.

USAF Security Police Shields, Late Vietnam War Era and After (Subdued) 2348museum3953.

Riptop type USAF Security Police uniform shirt 2348museum3954.

Sleeveless tour jacket from Bien Hoa 2348museum3955.

Souvenir tour or party jacket from UDorn Royal Thai Air Base 2348museum3956.

United States Air Force camouflage shirt worn by Sergeant Garcia 2348museum3957.

United States Air Force camouflage shirt worn by Sergeant Lazzy Zacker at U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Air Base, January 1972 2348museum3958.

2348museum4324--BDU Camouflage Uniform Blouse of Sergeant Kelly S. Bateman worn at Ubon RTAFB (Royal Thai Air Force base), Thailand. 1970-1971.

2348museum4325-- Dong Ha Republic of Vietnam Tour Jacket, 1967-1968.

2348museum4326--Jacket from a K-9 Patrol Dog Handler with the 432nd Fighter Wing at Misawa AFB [Air Force Base], Abilene, TX, 1971-1972.

2348museum4327--Jungle camouflage Fatigue Shirt. This Vietnam era Jungle Camouflaged fatigue shirt was worn by Sergeant Bill Cummings of the 635th Security Police Squadron, K-9 Section.

2348museum4328--'Off Duty Jacket.' This 'Off Duty Jacket' also known as a 'Party Jacket' was worn by Sergeant Bill Cummings of the 635th Security Police squadron, KI-9 Section. Sergeant Cummings was a United States Air Force Sentry Dog Handler in Southeast Asia stationed at U-Tapao Airfield, U-Tapao, Thailand from 1970-1971 during the Vietnam War.

2348museum4329--Souvenir (Off Duty) Jacket from Udorn RTAFB, Udorn, Thailand 1967-1968 time during the Vietnam War.

2348museum4330--USAF Olive drab 'OD' green uniform blouse worn bySergeant William Bill' Cumming 535th security Police Squadron K-9 Section Utapao, RTAFB Utapao, Thailand 1970-1971.

2348museum4331--USAF Bush Hat from Udor.

2348museum4332--USAF Bush Hat From Korat.

2348museum4333--Off Duty Party Pilot Flight Suit worn by Colonel Boy R. Oaks from the 7th USAF Flight Operations Center at Tan Nhut.

2348museum4334--Authentic USAF Sentry Dog/Patrol Dog 'Choke Chains,'.

2348museum4335--Leather USAF Sentry [dog] Collar.

2348museum4336--[U.S. CAMILLUS 1993 KNIFE] USAF Issue Survival knife.

2348museum4337--Cigarette Lighter from the Udorn NCO Club, 1970.

2348museum4338--USMC WAR DOGS SENTRY DOG PATCH Plaque incased in plastic.

2348museum4339--1968 Ray Allen Mfg. Co. Leather USAF Sentry Dog muzzle. US marking on leather. USAF Sentry Dog 'Jalk' name on muzzle.

2348museum4340--Banner from the PACAF Military Dog Center at Kadena AFB, Okinawa, July.

2348museum4341--Altar cloth from the chapel at U-Tapao RTAFB, 1960s-1970s.

2348museum4342--24 inch by 18 inch white reflective sign Reading in red font Kennel.

2348museum4343--Dog gear Storage sign with white font from Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas 1971.

2348museum4344--USAF Security Police K-9 Danger Sign.

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