Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Alfred Alvarez Collection
Collection Number
2412
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D175.2; D203.7 Currency Collection; D54.1A, Photograph Collection; D202.5
Processed by
C. Williams, Mar. 2013[Updated: Apr. 2013 by C. Williams]
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 one linear foot of letters written home, photographs, Vietnamese currency, and a map document Alfred Alvarez's service in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division from March 1967 - March 1968. The collection contains Alvarez's original letters as well as a booklet and CD where he compiled and typed all of the letters he sent home to his parents during his tour of duty.

Biographical Note

Alfred Alvarez served in Vietnam with the First Cavalry Division from March 1967 - March 1968 as a door gunner, crew chief, and flight engineer in a Chinook helicopter. He was involved in the Battle of Dak To, November 1967, as well as in the Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive 1968.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Letters to family dated April - June 1967
1
1
D175.2
Letters to family dated July - September 1967
2
Letters to family dated September 1967 - January 1968
3
Letters to family dated January - March 1968
4
Greeting Cards sent to family during tour in Vietnam
5
Receipts from a plaque and medal sent home to family while in training in U.S.
6
'Viet Nam - A Sky Trooper Letters, Photos and Thoughts' by Alfred Gomez Alvarez
7
Letter welcoming Alfred Alvarez to the 'First Team' from the Department of the Army
8
Reenlistment Newsletter paper
Newspaper clippings including one about Alfred Alvarez completing his tour
9
1st Air Cavalry Division Logo
Empty binder with 1st Air Calvary Division stickers placed on outside and inside cover
10
Two 1st Air Cavalry Division Award Cards
11

Separated Materials

Photographs
163 photographs of soldiers, landscapes, and helicopters.

VA066972 - VA067135.
Maps
'Cauldron of War: Viet Nam Is World's Worst Trouble Spot' Map of Southeast Aisa reprint of 1966 original.
Museum Objects
2412museum4312a-b: Military Payment Certificate Five Cents.

2412museum4313a-b: 5 Dong Paper Currency.

2412museum4314a-b: Safe - Conduct Pass, Chieu Hoi pass.

2412museum4315a-b: 50 Dong Paper Currency.

2412museum4316a-b: 500 Yen Paper Currency.

2412museum4317a-b: 5 Dong Coin.

4312museum4318: Cutting of a dried plant.
Electronic Media
2412EM0600: Viet - Nam Letters A.G.A 2005.

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