Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
John Compere Collection
Collection Number
2472
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.2 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-C, Restricted Access
Processed by
C. Williams, Sep. 2012
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

Less than a quarter of a linear foot of documents about the donor John Compere. The collection includes a photocopy of his US uniformed service ID card and documents concerning his Vietnam Era veteran disability status.

Biographical Note

John Compere was born on July 7, 1941, in Abilene, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University and was active in Army ROTC, the Scabbard & Blade National Military Honor Society, Saddle Tramps, Rodeo Club, the Phi Delta Theta social fraternity, and was named a Distinguished Military Student. He graduated in 1963 with a B.A. in Government and Speech. Compere was a captain in the Army during his service in Southeast Asia. In 1969 and 1970, he was an Army lawyer and U.S. Foreign Claims Commissioner for HQ, USMACTHAI/JUSMAGTHAI with TDY duty in Saigon and Long Binh. During this time, he earned a Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Overseas Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. He retired from the service as a brigadier general and is a Vietnam Era disabled veteran.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Photocopies of photos of John Compere as a judge, Brigadier General, a Captain in Vietnam, and on the Army ROTC rodeo Team
1
1
D057.6
Photocopies of awards John Compere recieved as a student at Texas Tech University
Copy of John Compere's resume (original in Restricted Access)
Photocopy of John Compere's US uniformed service ID card
2
Documents concerning John Compere's veteran diability status during the Vietnam Era

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