Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Oscar Bell Nalls Collection
Association
The LRRP/Rangers of the First Cavalry Division During the Viet Nam War
Collection Number
2437
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Library
Processed by
R. Nanes, Dec. 2011[Updated: Dec. 2011 by R. Nanes]

Scope and Content

Book written by Oscar Bell Nalls, Jr. titled 'If I Had Known, I'd Been Ready' is a compilation of short stories and poems written by Nalls to help inspire others to do the best with what they have.

Biographical Note

Oscar Bell Nalls was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 30th 1947. He volunteered for the army on February 23rd, 1965. Of his 33 years of service, two were spent in Vietnam. Oscar Bell Nalls did two tours in Vietnam. Oscar Bell Nalls was stationed in Ane Khe, Vietnam from 1965-1966 with Company C 1st Battalion 8th Cavalry Division as a (Grenadier), and in Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam from 1969-1970 with Company H (Rangers) 75th Infantry (Airborne) as a Chief Instructor and Team Leader. Oscar Bell Nalls retired in 1998 from the US Army as a Command Sergeant Major (E-9).Oscar Bell Nalls was born in Detroit Michigan on December 30th 1947. He volunteered for the army on February 23rd, 1965. Of his 33 years of service, two were spent in Vietnam. Nalls did two tours in Vietnam. He was stationed in An Khe, Vietnam from 1965-1966 with Company C 1st Battalion 8th Cavalry Division as a (Grenadier), and in Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam from 1969-1970 with Company H (Rangers) 75th Infantry (Airborne) as a Chief Instructor and Team Leader. Nalls retired in 1998 from the US Army as a Command Sergeant Major (E-9).

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Books
If I Had Known, I'd Been Ready by: Oscar B. Nalls, Jr., 2009.