Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Larry Fletcher Collection
Air Commando Association
Collection Number
1.0 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Library Collection; D230.3 Museum Objects Collection
Processed by
K. Conness, Nov. 2009

Scope and Content

Two Vietnamese villagers' hats and Larry Fletcher's book, "The Shadow Spirit: Flying Stingers and BUFFs in S. E. A., donated to the Vietnam Archive by Fletcher.

Biographical Note

Dr. Larry Elton Fletcher is a former United States Air Force Captain. He flew 177 combat missions as a pilot in AC-119 Shadow gunships during his tour of duty at Tan Son Nhut Air Base; Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. After five years military service, Fletcher returned to the teaching profession, eventually entering school administration as Principal and Superintendent of Schools. He retired in 1997 to pursue a writing career. His first novel, Shadows of Saigon was published in 2001. He and his wife Sue reside at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

"The Shadow Spirit, Flying Stingers and BUFFs in S.E.A." by Elton Fletcher.
Museum Objects
856museum3386 - Vietnamese Villager's Hat.

856museum3387 - Vietnamese Villager's Hat.