Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Michael & Dorothy Schafernocker Collection
Collection Number
484
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
Individual Collections-S, Photograph Collection, Museum Objects
Processed by
S. Todd, Feb. 2002[Updated: Jul. 2006 by T. Lovelady]
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

A short biography, photographs, poetry, articles, a small United States flag and additional materials document Michael Schafernocker's service in the United States Navy in Vietnam from 1968-1969 as a member of the Seawolves, which patrolled the Mekong Delta and flew cover for PBR's, special forces, and SEAL teams.

Biographical Note

Michael Schafernocker joined the United States Navy in 1967. He served in Vietnam from July 1968 until his death on April 28, 1969. His helicopter (Seawolves) was shot down over Cambodia after it took direct hits from automatic weapon fire. Dorothy Schafernocker, Michael's mother, is a Gold Star Mother who has continued to assist Vietnam veterans in the post war period.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Biography of Michael Edward Schafernocker
1
1
Individual Collections-S
Four poems by Michael Schafernocker and 1 by Dorothy Schafernocker
Four poems, author unknown
Letter titled "Look God"
Note left at the Moving Wall in 1989
Newspaper article regarding the death of Michael Schafernocker
Newspaper article regarding Dorothy Scafernocker
Letter and article on honoring Michael Schafernocker

Separated Materials

Photographs
VA025598 - VA025613.
Museum Objects
484museum0488: Small United States Flag with accompanying ID tag - MIke Schafernocker, Navy Seawolf, Door Gunner from Arlington, Texas, Died in Vietnam.

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