Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Paul Kasper Collection
Collection Number
562
Date(s)
Undated
Size
3.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D103.6C; Library; Slide Collection; Cold Storage Vault
Processed by
C. Peoples, Mar. 2002[Updated: Oct. 2011 by A. Mallett]
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

Over three linear feet of slides, audio tapes, and CD-Roms (four pertain to the 9th Infantry Division and one contains Bob Hope audio files) document Kasper's experience with the 9th Infantry Division.

Biographical Note

Paul Kasper was born in 1948 in Elyria, Ohio. In 1965, he volunteered for the United States Army and served a total of six years before being discharged in 1971. One of the years was spent in Southeast Asia in III and IV Corps (1967-1968), where Kasper served with the 9th Infantry Division Mobile Riverine Force (MRF) as a Specialist Four, working in demolitions and with the flamethrower. He was involved in both Operation Junction City and the Tet Offensive of 1968 and received the following medals/citations: the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. After being discharged in 1971, Kasper joined the American Red Cross and later became a police officer. He is a member of the following veterans' organizations: Vietnam Veterans of America Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Silver Rose, the 9th Infantry Division Society and the Mobile Riverine Force Association.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Miscellaneous Training Booklets 
1
1
D103.6C
Guide to Viet Cong Boobytraps and Explosive Devices
Your Conduct in Combat Under the Law of War
M113/M113A1 Service Vehicles: Preventive Maintenance
Functioning and Malfunctions, Gun, 105-MM, M68: U.S. Army Armor School, June 1966
Miscellaneous United States Army Topical Booklets 
2
Troop Topics 1966: Army Missions Unlimited
Troop Topics DA PAM 360-216: The Airmobile Division
Historical Account of the Military Police Corps Regiment: Assault on the American Embassy Tet 1968 by T.L. Johnson and M.R. Himes
Department of the Army Vietnam Studies: Sharpening the Combat Edge: The Use of Analysis to Reinforce Military Judgment
3
Department of the Army Vietnam Studies: Riverine Operations, 1966-1969
4
Department of the Army Field Manual FM 9-16: Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance, July 1981
5
Department of the Army Field Manual 21-15: Care and Use of Individual Clothing and Equipment
6
War-Material Presumably in Service in North Vietnam, Volume 1
7
War-Material Used by Viet Cong in South Vietnam, Volume 2
Department of the Army Field and Technical Manuals 
8
Technical Manual 9-1276: Cal. .30 Carbines M1, M1A1, M2, and M3
Field Manual 5-31: Boobytraps, September 1965
Field Manual 31-35: Jungle Operations, September 1969
Department of the Army Field Manuals 
9
Field Manual 23-67: Machinegun 7.62-MM, M60, October 1964
Field Manual 23-8: U.S. Rifle 7.62-MM, M14 and M14E2, May 1965
Field Manual 23-11: 90MM Recoilless Rifle, M67, July 1965
Department of the Navy Booklet, NAVMC 2614: Professional Knowledge Gained From Operational Experience in Vietnam, 1965-1966
10
Department of the Navy Booklet, NAVMC 2614: Professional Knowledge Gained From Operational Experience in Vietnam, 1965-1966 (second copy)
11
Protocol Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam
12

Separated Materials

Books
United States Army Ninth Infantry Division, Vietnam: Art and Photography 1966-1967.
Slides
196 slides taken by Kasper during his tour of duty.
Electronic Media
562EM0005: Paul Kasper images.

562EM0215: 9th Infantry Division Tape #1.

562EM0216: 9th Infantry Division Tape #2.

562EM0217: Bob Hope Audio Files.

562EM0545: Images from Paul Kasper's service with the 9th Infantry Division Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam, 1967-1968.
Moving Images
562VI1782: AFVN: John Rydgren (Tape 1).

562VI1788: AFVN: Sgt. Pepper.

Paul A. Bottom.

562VI1791: AFVN: Sgt. Pepper.

Old Radio Quiz Shows.

562VI1824: AFVN: Bloopers.

AF Capt. Interview.

History of AFVN/T&C.

562VI1833: Paul Bottoms interview about being on AFVN.

562VI1861: Wolfman Montage.

562VI1981: Wolfman on AFN.
Audio
562AU118-125: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics.

562AU403-429: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics.

562AU1725-2086: Audio Cassettes covering a wide range of topics.

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