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Item Number
OH0291
Record Number
123978
Title
Interview with Theodore Acheson
Interview Date
Undated
Collection
Ted Acheson Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Media Type
Oral History
Length
Length currently unknown
Description
(USA) Theodore T. Acheson, originally from Flint, Michigan served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until 1969. As a member of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) based out of Hawaii, Ted first went to Southeast Asia in late 1967 TDY to Bangkok, Thailand where he documented on film the interaction between the American forces in country with the Thai military. He went TDY to South Vietnam for the first time in February 1968 to document combat in the war. On one of these asignments, he was wounded and evacuated. Ted went back to South Vietnam two more times to document various aspects of the American effort in the war. In addition to the time spent in the RVN, he also went to South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan (Okinawa and Yokahama) on assignment for DASPO. Ted was named Cinematographer of the Year for the Department of Defense in 1969 for his work documenting the construction and deconstruction of American firebases in South Vietnam. Interview conducted by Richard B. Verrone, Ph.D.
Citation
Interview with Theodore Acheson,  Undated, Ted Acheson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 18 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0291>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0291, Ted Acheson Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 6 May 2003[Updated: 24 Jul 2007]

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