Collection Finding Aid
John Compere Collection
Individual Collections-C, Restricted Access
C. Williams, Sep. 2012
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.
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
Collection is open for research
Photocopies of photos of John Compere as a judge, Brigadier General, a Captain in Vietnam, and on the Army ROTC rodeo Team
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
Documents concerning John Compere's veteran diability status during the Vietnam Era