Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Garry Gitzen Collection
Collection Number
2433
Date(s)
Undated[Inclusive Dates: 4/1/1968 - 4/6/1969]
Physical Location(s)
Photograph Collection; Slide Collection
Processed by
M. Scheerer, Dec. 2012[Updated: Apr. 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 half a linear foot of slides and photographs document Garry Gitzen's service in Vietnam with the 665th Transportation Detachment of the 361st Aviation Company, April 1968 - April 1969.

Biographical Note

Garry Gitzen was born in 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was drafted into the Army in 1967 and served 1 year, 10 months. He was assigned to the 361st Aviation/665th Transportation as a records clerk and served 1 year in Di An and Pleiku, Vietnam. Mr. Gitzen held the ranks of E4 and E5 during his service in Vietnam and was awarded the VN Service Medal. He was discharged from the Army as an E5 on April 6, 1969. After his service, Mr. Gitzen attended college and earned an MA in Business Administration.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Photographs
33 black and white and colored photographs showing Pleiku, 361st Aviation Company HQ, etc.

VA065892-VA065924.
Slides
202 slides documenting Garry Gitzen's tour of Vietnam, April 1968-April 1969 Box 1 (VAS065955-VAS066157).

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