New Collections

The following is a list of collections added to the Vietnam Archive in the past month. To search all of the Vietnam Archive's collections, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

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Raymond L. Fisher Collection
Raymond L. Fisher served in the U.S. Army as part of Detachment 1 Stratcom in Udorn, Thailand (September 1964 - November 1965) and in Bangkok, Thailand (November 1965 - April 1966). He then served in Nha Trang, Vietnam with the 213th Signal Detachment, 1st Signal Brigade (May - October 1966) and returned to Vietnam to serve with the 723rd Maintenance Battalion in support of the 23rd (Americal) Division (October 1967 - October 1968). He later served with the 558th Supply and Service Battalion in Kanchanaburi, Thailand (December 1968 - July 1969) and finished his time in Southeast Asia with the 379th Signal Battalion in Samae San, Thailand (July 1969 - November 1970).

Ten reels of Super 8 film document Raymond Fisher's tours of duty in Vietnam, particularly his second tour of duty with the 723rd Maintenance Battalion in support of the 23rd (Americal) Division, October 1967- October 1968. 24270000000

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Warren L. Nelson Collection
Warren L. Nelson was born on March 20, 1947, and grew up in Houston, Texas. He started his studies at Texas Tech University in 1967, but was drafted into the Army after his freshman year. He went to Vietnam in March of 1968 and served with the 1st Cavalry Division. The first half of his tour was spent in the Khe Sanh and Quang Tri areas where he participated in Operation Pegasus. The second half of his tour was spent in the A Shau Valley, Tay Ninh, Quan Loi, Phao Binh, and Katum. During his tour, he received the Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Expert Rifle Badge, and the National Defense Service Medal. After his service in Vietnam, Nelson returned to Texas Tech in 1970 and graduated with his BBA in Finance in 1972. He is married to Joyce A. Nelson and has a daughter, Abigail Landt.

One green Army dress uniform coat and pants worn by Warren L. Nelson. The uniform has a 1st Cavalry Division patch, Sergeant rank insignia, and blue infantry cord on the right shoulder. The rest of the uniform has Nelson's name tag, ribbon bar, rifle badge, and combat infantry badge attached. 26460000000

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Gerald Linville Collection
Gerald Linville was a Petty Officer 3rd Class and served on the USS Frank E Evans DD-754 as a Gunney Fire Control Technician. He survived the collision of the USS Frank E. Evans.

Half a linear foot of museum objects donated to the archive by Gerald Linville. The ceramic ash tray and silver zippo lighter are both decorated with the USS Frank E. Evans crest and were purchased by the donor from the ship's store during his 1967-1968 tour on the ship. The USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 Messmen shirt was issued to him while he served on mess deck duty during the same tour. 24740000000

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Steve Sullivan Collection
Stephen Remick Sullivan was born in Missoula, Montana in 1943. He volunteered after graduation from the Montana State College Reserve Officers' Training Corps (R. O.T. C.) as a second lieutenant( pay grade O-1) for the United States Army Corp of Engineers in 1965. Sullivan served five years active duty and ten years in the Army Reserves. He served one year (1967 to 1968) at Kon Tum, Republic of Vietnam with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company , out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, first as Section Leader, then as Armed Helicopter Platoon Commander. For his service in Vietnam he received the Silver Star and Air Medal with 38 Oak Leaf clusters. Sullivan was released from Active Duty as a Captain (pay grade O-3) on October 1970.

Approximately two and a half linear feet of artifacts from Steve Sullivan's tour in Vietnam from 1967-1968 where he flew UH1-C gunships with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company in Kom Tum. The collection contains a flight suit, fatigue pants, four patches, military issue towel, compass case, sunglasses, decorated helicopter flight helmet and carrying bag, an MB-4A Computer Air Navigation tool and plasticized DOD evasion chart of Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The collection also contains a US Army pack sack, black hammock, black shirt, and canteen with a bullet hole, which were taken from North Vietnamese soldiers who attacked the base while Sullivan was there. 24860000000

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Robert Sholly Collection
From the author biography in the book: Robert Sholly spent 35 years in the U.S. Army as a combat infrantyman and Middle East/South Asia specialist. He served two tours in Vietnam, the first of which is described in this book. Command and staff assignments included a five year period with the Defense Intelligence Agency while other special assignments took him to the deserts of the Middle East, the mountains of Afghanistan and the plains and jungles of Africa. After Desert Storm, his last military assignment was with the Center of Military History involved with the writing of the official histories of the U.S. Army. Upon retirement from the military, he worked fifteen years in the corporate world again on special projects supporting military operations around the world to include Iraq and Afghanistan. He now consults on Middle Eastern affairs and write for publication. He and his wife Peggy live in Texas.

One book, Young Soldier, Amazing Warriors: Inside One of the Most Highly Decorated Battalions of Vietnam, Robert H. Sholly, 2014. The book describes the 4th Infantry Division in 1966 and 1967. 26610000000

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Richard DeSoto Collection
One book, Never a Hero, Richard DeSoto, 2010. The book is his memoir of service in Vietnam, where he was assigned to the 22nd Field Artillery. 26600000000

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Phillip Schaefer Collection
Book, Dartmouth Veterans: Vietnam Perspectives, Phillip C. Schaefer, 2014. The book contains the autobiographical accounts of 58 men who attended Dartmouth University and served in Vietnam. 26590000000

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Sheon Montgomery Collection
The donor is an employee of the Vietnam Archive.

One book, Not All Heroes: An Unapologetic Memoir of the Vietnam War, 1971 - 1972. The book is a memoir about the author's time in Vietnam, which he described as the best year of his life. The book describes his experience behind the lines in Vietnam, working as a criminal investegator. 26560000000

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Marjorie T. and Charles J. Hansen Jr. Collection
From the back flap of Brave Warriors, Humble Heroes: Marge Hansen became a military wife in 1958 when she married First Lieutenant Charles J. Hansen Jr., United Startes Air Force, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. She shared his military experience that forever changed their lives--the Cold War, Vietnam, and the aftermath. Brave Warriors, Humble Heroes: A Vietnam War Story pays tribute to their enduring love that played out all over the world: Vietnam, North Dakota, Texas, and even a remote jungle base in the war zone on the Laotian-Thailand border.

One book written by the donor, containing correspondance from her husband, Charles Hansen during his service in Vietnam during 1971 and 1972, and a narrative of Charles' early life, their time on vacation in Thailand, and their experience after he returned from the war. 26550000000

Betty J. Bolander Collection
Betty J. Bolander was stationed in Vietnam as a USO-staff from December 1965 to January 1968.

Less than a quarter linear foot of manuscripts, periodicals, photos and a newsletter, donated to the archive by Betty J. Bolander. This is a collection of introductory material relating the the history and culture of Vietnam collected by the donor while she was a USO-staff in country from December 1965 to January 1968. 26540000000

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