Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Darryl E. Nelson Collection
Association
Counterpart Association
Collection Number
396
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.3 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D047.2C; Photograph Collection
Processed by
J. Saffell, Jan. 2002[Updated: Jul. 2012 by S. Montgomery]
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 one linear foot of photographs, a handbook of Vietnamese translations, awards, and an advisor card document Darryl E. Nelson's service as an advisor to the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. All materials date from the war era.

Biographical Note

Darryl Nelson was born on November 1, 1940 and died on March 25, 2012. Nelson enlisted with the United States Army in 1966 and retired in 1985, serving in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and from 1970 to 1972. During his first tour of duty he served as a MP with the 1st Military Police Company and was wounded on the road near Di An Base Camp by a sniper, Christmas 1966. During his second tour: 1970-71 he served with the 29th Civil Affairs Co. attached to MACV TM #15, Hoi An, as National Police Correction and Detention Advisor; 1971 attached to MACV TM #1, DaNang, he served as Advisor to the National Police In-Service Training Academy; 1971-72 attached to MACV TM #1, DaNang, he served as Advisor to the DaNang City Deputy Police Chief. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star and Vietnamese Civil Actions Medal.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Handbook of VN Translations from detention Commander to Counter Part Nelson
1
1
D047.2C
Vietnamese Orders for various awards to Darryl Nelson and other advisors
SSG Nelson's VN Advisor Card
Republic of Vietnam Ministry of Interior national Police Command National Police
Region I Command letter. #058 / CSQG/QTNV/GK

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA014405- VA014441: 36 photographs of Nelson's service.

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.