Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Bruce Peters Collection
Collection Number
1.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Museum Objects D227.7
Processed by
R. Nanes, Jan. 2013[Updated: Jul. 2013 by R. Nanes]

Scope and Content

Helicopter pilot helmet worn by CW02 Bruce Peters during his tour in Vietnam with the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company in Lai Khe donated by his son Shane Peters.

Biographical Note

Bruce Peters was born in 1945. He volunteered to the U. S. Army in 1966. Of his four years of military service, Peters served one year in Vietnam. He served with the 'Robin Hoods,' 173rd Assault Helicopter Company (AHC), from 1967 to 1968. While he was stationed in Lai Khe, Vietnam, Peters was ranked Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CWO2), was designated as a Helicopter Pilot, Gunship Pilot, Instructor Pilot, and participated in the TET Offensive. Peters was honorably discharged in 1970.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Museum Objects
2467museum4261- Helicopter pilot's helmet(D227.7).