Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Pauline Laurent Collection
Collection Number
378
Date(s)
Undated
Size
1.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D056.4B; Cold Storage Vault; Museum Objects
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Jun. 2006 by T. Reynolds]
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

Approximately one lienar foot of photocopied letters from Pauline Laurent (Pauline Querry) to Howard E. Querry IV, letters between Howard E. Querry IV and his family, citation of awards and decorations for Howard E. Querry IV, 15 audiotapes between Howard E. Querry and his family, a unit flag for Company A, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, a book and book reviews of her book document Howard E. Querry IV's service during the Vietnam Conflict and Pauline Laurent's life after his death as a single mother.

Biographical Note

Pauline Laurent was born in Illinois in 1945 and graduated from Red Bud High School in 1963. She studied at Southern Illinois University and in 1967 married Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV. Querry enlisted in the US Army in 1966, completed Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced at Ft. Ord, California. He attended Officer Candidate School and the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at Ft Benning, Georgia and served at Ft Jackson SC before being stationed in Vietnam in March 1968. Howard served with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, Infantry Division and was killed in action on May 10, 1968 near Saigon. Pauline and Howard's daughter, Michelle, was born in July 1968, two months after Querry's death. As a single mother and widow, Pauline Laurent coped with the loss of her husband by developing a grief counseling practice. She is also author of the book, Grief Denied: A Vietnam Widow's Story.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Book reviews of Grief Denied: A Vietnam Widow's Story
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D056.4B
Photocopies of letters from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (14 March - 1 May 1968) 
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Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (14 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (16 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (20 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (21 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (27 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (27 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (29 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (31 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (3 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (7 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (7 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (6 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (12 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (Easter 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (17 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (18 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (undated)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (21 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (25 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (28 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (undated)
Photocopy of a letter from Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV to Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry (1 May 1968)
Photocopies of letters from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (20 March - 22 April 1968) 
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Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (20 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (20 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (23 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (24 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (26 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (26 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (27 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (29 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (30 March 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (1 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (3 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (3 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (7 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (17 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (22 April 1968)
Photocopies of letters from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (12 April- 15 May 1968) 
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Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (12 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (15 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (15 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (18 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (19 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (22 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (24 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (25 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (25 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (29 April 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (2 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (9 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (10 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (13 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (14 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (15 May 1968)
Photocopies of letters from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (1 May- 8 May 1968) 
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Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (1 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (3 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (5 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (7 May 1968)
Photocopy of a letter from Mrs. Pauline Ann Querry to Sgt. Howard E. Querry IV (8 May 1968)
Letters and envelopes addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry 
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Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Captain and Mrs. William Allen Millis
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Captain and Mrs. William Allen Millis
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Peter and Gus Sotiropoulos
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Peter and Gus Sotiropoulos
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Mrs. Alma Blane
Letter and envelope addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from "Granny"
Letters and sympathy cards addressed to Mrs. Pauline Querry on the loss of her husband in Vietnam 
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Sympathy card from Kathy Keenan to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from Mr. and Mrs. Causey to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from the Cross family to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from Sister Angelita to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from Miss Michael Prather to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy letter from Mrs. Martin Claycomb to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from the Bertran family to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from Sister Ruth to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from T.W. Keenan to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy card from Nuna Mastoralsos to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy letter from Clarence D. Bell to Mrs. Howard E. Querry
Sympathy card from Dr. and Mrs. L.W. Mastoranos to Mrs. Pauline Querry, III
Sympathy letter from Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Millis to Mrs. Howard E. Querry, III
Sympathy letter from Mr. and Mrs. William A. Boles to Mrs. Howard E. Querry
Sympathy card from Dorothy Sweozes to Mrs. H.E. Querry
Sympathy letter from Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Millis to Mrs. Howard E. Querry, III
Sympathy letter from the Army Relief Society to Mrs. Howard Emerson Querry
Sympathy letter from Candy to Mrs. H.E. Querry, III
Sympathy card from the Leo Romay Family to Mrs. Howard Querry
Sympathy letter from Shirley and Ralph to Mrs. Howard Querry
Sympathy card from Linda and Stewart to Pauline
Sympathy card from Frankie (Van Eck) Rolfi to Pauline
Republic of Vietnam, Office of the President memo awarding Military Merit Award to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV
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Description of Vietnamese Award/Decoration In Order of Precedence and Criteria
Address label from reel to reel audio box addressed to SGT Howard Querry from Mrs. H.E. Querry, III
Address label from reel to reel audio box addressed to SGT Howard Querry from Mrs. H.E. Querry, III
Address label from reel to reel audio box addressed to SGT Howard Querry from Capt. and Mrs. W. Allen Millis
Address label from reel to reel audio box addressed to SGT Howard Querry from Capt. and Mrs. W. Allen Millis
Reel to Reel audio box addressed to Sgt. Howard E. Querry from Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Querry
Handwritten note from Pauline Querry to her husband ("Howie")
Handwritten note addressed to Pauline Querry from "Ma and Pa"
Engagement announcement (from newspaper) for Pauline Ann Laurent
Newspaper article "Area Man Killed in Vietnam"
Funeral announcement for Sgt. Howard E. Querry
Notebook with handwritten notes regarding military operations or exercises
"Grief Denied: A Vietnam Widow's Story" by Pauline Laurent postcards (2 copies)
Graphic Art piece and explanation

Separated Materials

Books
Grief Denied: A Vietnam Widow's Story by Pauline Laurent (signed by author) (1999).
Museum Objects
378museum1344: Unit flag for Company A, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division.

Given to Pauline Laurent by Richard Tucker who served in Vietnam with Sgt. Howard Querry IV.
Audio
378au1336: Michelle singing.

378au1337: Audio sent from Connie Millis to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV #1.

378au1338: Audio sent from Connie Millis to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV #2.

378au1339: Audio sent from Pauline Querry (Laurent) to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV #1.

378au1340: Audio sent from Pauline Querry (Laurent) to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV #2.

378au1341: Audio sent from Pauline Querry (Laurent) to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV #3.

378au1342: Audio sent from Pauline Querry (Laurent) to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV #4.

378au1343: Audio sent to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV from his parents #1.

378au1344: Audio sent to Sgt. Howard E. Querry, IV from his parents #2.

378au1345: Audio sent to Mrs.

Howard E. Querry, from Sgt. Howard E. Querry.

378au1346: Audio sent to Mrs.

Pauline A. Querry, from Sgt. Howard E. Querry.

378au1347: unknown audio.

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

Oral History

An Oral History Interview has been conducted with this individual. Use the link below to view a record for this interview.

Although the interview has been conducted, the audio and/or the transcript may not yet be available.