Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Stuart Koch Collection
Collection Number
2525
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.25 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Newsletter Collection, Newspaper Collection, Photograph Collection, Individual Collection-K; D058.4; D104.1-Oversized
Processed by
C. Williams, Oct. 2012[Updated: Dec. 2012 by C. Williams]
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, publications, newspapers, programs, and photographs documenting Stuart Koch's service in Vietnam as the protocol officer for General William W. Momyer from 1967 to 1968. Documents include rosters of Air Force General Officers and key personnel, memos about protocol procedures and various official visits, as well as some pamphlets about religions in Vietnam and the Cao Dai. The photographs show various dignitaries and Saigon after the attacks of the Tet Offensive.

Biographical Note

Stuart Koch was born on February 18, 1937. He volunteered for the U.S. Air Force on June 18, 1955. Mr. Koch served for 20 years, 18 months of which were spent in Southeast Asia where he held the rank of Captain as a Protocol Officer. He retired on August 4, 1975 at the rank of Major. After his service in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Reynolds worked in small engine sales.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
USAF Rank Lists September 1967, December 1967, January 1968, July 1968
1
1
Individual Collections K; D058.4
Official Precedence List, Office, Chief of Protocol U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
List of Foreign Military Attaches Accredited to the Republic of Vietnam
2
The Outline of Caodaism booklet 1967
3
The Religions of Vietnam booklet April 1968
Vietnam Review 3: Communist Directed Forces in South Vietnam, September 1967
Capsule Facts for the Armed Forces, Laos, February 1968
Vietnam Yesterday and Today reference pamphlet
Vietnam: the view beyond the battle booklet
Itinerary for Joseph J. Nazzaro, August 22, 1968
4
Itinerary for Honorable Harold Brown, April 15-17, 1968
Itinerary for General Raymond J. Reeves
Program for the Farewell Ceremony for General William C. Westmoreland May 21, 1968
2 copies of The Third Tactical Fighter Wing pamphlet
Invitation to drinks to Captain Koch from the British Assistant Air Attache and Mrs. Lawrence Hampson
5
'How to Win at Wordmanship' document
Simulated Logic Optimal Planning System document
Torn piece of an address given by President Johnson, February 1, 1968
5 copies of safe-conduct passes in Vietnamese
Flyer written in Vietnamese
Copy of typed letter from President Nguyen Van Thieu of the Republic of Vietnam to servicemen, December, 1967
Water damaged memo about the visit of General Chae, September 5, 1968
Correspondence about Pleiku Recreation Center, October, 1967
Photocopied article titled 'Harriman Image, Record Contrast'
Photocopied articles about Jaqueline Day
Hand-written thank you note from Jackie Day
Release from active duty dated 1972
'Generals Denounce Viet War' pamphlet
1
1
Oversized-D104.1
Clippings from Perspectives newspaper August 6, 1995
Poster printed in Vietnamese welcoming the newly elected President and Vice President Thieu and Ky
2
Map of the Republic of Vietnam

Separated Materials

Photographs
25 Black and white photos of various dignitaries and aerial views of Saigon after the attacks of the Tet Offensive.
Newsletters
M2012543073: Concern - Tan Son Nhut AB Chapel News April 1968.
Periodicals
M2012543078: Pacific Stars and Stripes: February 1, 1968.

M2012543079: Pacific Stars and Stripes: February 3, 1968.

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