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Item Number
1139AU0889
Record Number
123802
Title
audio letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
09 November 1967
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:33 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to Family 9 November 1967 Side A The mail has been greatly delayed, and this was the first letter Larry Shelton had received recently. His company was on a routine patrol when an ARVN unit was attacked near Rach Kien (?) Shelton's company was transported to Rach Kien to aid the ARVN unit. When Larry's company initially exhausted their ammunition, a helicopter flew over and the crew threw ammunition out of the door because the area was so hot. During the night, the company called in artillery support which fired nearly four thousand rounds at the VC. They also called in air support, of which three helicopters (2 gunships, and a medivac) were shot down. In the morning, the company found thirty dead VC and captured several prisoners when they pushed into the town. During interrogation, the prisoners disclosed that they were a fresh unit from Cambodia and were not expecting any resistance while they were setting up a base camp. Larry said that all of the VC equipment was brand new (uniforms, rifles, and ammo). He also said that they were a platoon sized force (possibly the CP unit) that was surrounded during the night so they didn't have a choice of escape so they had to stay and fight. Larry was hit by a sniper in the arm and was returned to base for treatment of his wounds. Shelton had very little time left on his tour and was hoping that he wouldn't have to go out anymore. He said that he should be getting his orders to leave soon. He's hoping to have some time dropped from his tour. Side B Shelton states that the company policy says that a soldier no longer has to go to the field when he has 21 days left before he goes home. Unfortunately, due to a lack of replacements, he might still have to go out to the field. Shelton states that one of the primary missions of his company is to provide security for the firebase. Shelton has fulfilled his mission in Vietnam, and cannot be accused of shirking his duty. He describes the differences between the two firebases that he's been assigned to. He says that there were more VC at the village around the other firebase. At his current location the Vietnamese appreciate them more and are trying to farm rather than joining the VC. His company prefers calling in 105mm rounds over the 155mm because the 155's have a much larger explosion radius. He said that when they encounter VC they are usually much closer than the 155's allow. The 155's are better for preparing an area for assault by U.S. forces. He also said that he is making plans to buy a new car when he returns to the US.
Citation
audio letter,  09 November 1967, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0889>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0889, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0890
Record Number
123816
Title
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
01 July 1967
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
25:39 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to Family 7 July 1967 Side A Larry Shelton recorded this tape while he was on radio watch. The patrols were checking hooches for VC. A few days ago Shelton's company was dropped with two companies into a battalion sized VC base camp after an air strike. During the operation, they stopped two women in a san pan and let them got after the US soldiers searched it. Down river, the women stopped and picked up several VC soldiers. A gunship saw this and destroyed the san pan. The companies blew up around 175 small bunkers and captured a VC mailbag, rice, and some US equipment. A birddog (small observation airplane) saw some VC back in the base camp so the two companies were sent back the next day in to the area to sweep for VC. Side B Shelton talks about his capabilities as a grenadier. Shelton is happy about getting letters and packages from home often. Shelton read that there are more troops headed to Vietnam, he wants some of them to be assigned to his area, though the Marines and the Army along the DMZ probably needs them more. He said that usually his units go out into the field at half strength platoons (standard was 44 and Larry's were usually around 20). Recently however, the soldiers have been going out in units of 6 people to draw out the VC. When the VC would expose themselves, US soldiers would reinforce the original six by helicopters. This new tactic was put into place because the VC would not attack platoon-sized patrols anymore. He went to his first USO show a few days ago and took a bunch of pictures.There hasn't been much going on at this firebase recently and there has been talk of moving some of the battalion down South where there has been more VC activity. He said that most of the casualties lately have been from booby traps rather than direct attacks on patrols. Larry documented a friendly fire incident when an artillery forward observer and a few other soldiers were hit with an M-79 round from across the river while they were out on patrol.
Citation
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family,  01 July 1967, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0890>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0890, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0891
Record Number
123818
Title
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:14 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to Family No Date Side A Shelton states that he hasn't written much because nothing has been going on lately. He only has 39 days left before he goes back to the States. He was recently moved to a new base in a French fort near the ocean where the soldiers go swimming several times a day. The company got a new colonel the other day but Shelton hasn't met him yet. He took some pictures at night of flares and rockets but they usually don't come out. Several soldiers in the company got malaria so the officers are making sure everyone has been taking their pills. Larry says that the Company Commander is stupid and dangerous when he goes out into the field. Larry doesn't want to go out into the field with him anymore. He talked to the XO about not going out anymore since he is so short (usually when a soldier gets under 30 days he doesn't have to go out anymore). The XO said that it depended on if they got enough replacements. The line platoons are not up to strength yet, and therefore get the replacements prior to Shelton's platoon. The company got a fiberglass boat that it uses to dispose of their coke cans in the channel. They are supposed to be getting several more to use as patrol boats but Larry says that they are "death traps" because one bullet hole would sink them. The French fort that the company is currently located was very strongly built in 1910. The company is now supported by 155mm howitzers. They aren't very fast but the bursting radius makes them very effective. Side B Shelton is on radio watch while he is recording this letter. The PX limits soldiers to buying six sodas per day so the soldiers go in groups and buy six each. My Lai and Charlie Company have been hit by the VC several times recently. Some intelligence reports claimed that there were five hundred VC in the area but Larry says that they are based on "spot reports" and are not accurate. The US military pays the Vietnamese for intelligence and the Vietnamese make up reports to turn in so they will get paid. The soldiers keep a fan in the Communications Shack to keep the mosquitos blown off of them. Larry said that his father's description of a home cooked meal on the tape that really "upset" Larry. He said that he almost had to turn off the tape because he missed that kind of food so much. Shelton mailed a suit from Hong Kong home, but it will probably take almost a month to get to the US because the mail from Hong Kong is very slow.
Citation
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0891>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0891, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0892
Record Number
123819
Title
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
25:21 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to Family No Date Side A Larry Shelton begins this recording with an explanation of two artillery shells exploding near the hooch when the proximity fuses went off early. No one was injured. There was also an enemy attack on the bridge outside the perimeter but the Viet Cong were killed by the claymore mines around the bridge. The Vietnamese presidential elections were occurring, so the firebase was on alert because the VC were trying to influence the voting. He though most of the Vietnamese voted for the military government because they didn't like the civilian government. He also described the Vietnamese drafting system that allowed draftees to choose between the police and the army. He's been trying to get one of the local villagers who speaks English to enter the army and become an interpreter. He said that interpreters get better pay and uniforms than the regular Vietnamese Army. Shelton states that his company is going to begin training the ARVNs again following the election. Before the election, the U.S. soldiers trained the ARVNs during the day and returned to the firebase at night. Now the U.S. soldiers are going to stay out with the ARVNs at night in an effort to train them better so that the US soldiers can move to a more secure area. He was upset that they found a new .45 in a communist holster on a VC soldier. He said that the United States soldiers didn't even have new .45's. Shelton states that they killed a VC with an M-1 the other day and that he believed that 90% of the VC weapons were of US origin. Side B They sent a reconnaissance platoon to My Lai and they saw several VC enter a hooch. They shot and captured several of them. Several helicopters were sent with soldiers because they believed that the VC were on an operation. One of the helicopters was shot down and all of these soldiers were hopitalized. The next morning patrols found signs of a company sized VC unit in the area. He received the hometown newspaper and said that there were several articles that had discrepancies in them. His pay was sent to the wrong place because he was supposed to be transferred, but wasn't. He's trying to save some money because he's about to go on leave. Shelton's recording this letter while he's on watch. He calls a platoon in the field to get a situation report. Shelton checks in with them and the bunkers every hour as a means to keep everyone awake.
Citation
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0892>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0892, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0893
Record Number
123823
Title
Recording of Radio Traffic, made by Larry Shelton
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
01 January 1967
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
23:16 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Side A This is a recording of radio communication being monitored by Larry Shelton. The recording is of several patrols in the field trying to find Vietnamese who are evading the U.S. troops. Side B This is a recording of radio communication being monitored by Larry Shelton. There are several patrols outside the firebase. One element is trying to locate a boat for a river crossing. Another is investigating "hooches" in a village.
Citation
Recording of Radio Traffic, made by Larry Shelton,  01 January 1967, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0893>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0893, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0894
Record Number
123824
Title
Recording of radio traffic made by Larry Shelton
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
12:34 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Side A This is a recording of radio traffic monitored by Larry Shelton. There are patrols moving about and the base is alerting other patrols in an effort to prevent friendly fire. One patrol found a rice mill and several men. The base radioed that they would send the interpreter to try and get some information from them. Side B This is a recording of radio traffic monitored by Larry Shelton. There are patrols moving about and the base is alerting other patrols in an effort to prevent friendly fire. The bulk of the recording seems to document one patrol unit on ambush and another patrol moving through mangroves in an attempt to push any VC toward the ambush.
Citation
Recording of radio traffic made by Larry Shelton,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0894>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0894, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0895
Record Number
123825
Title
audio letter from Larry Shelton to family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
12:32 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to Family No Date Side A Larry Shelton just got back from a four day operation with two platoons with the ARVN. The other platoon made contact with the VC right off the helicopter and Larry's platoon went to assist them. They called in artillery support and later air strikes. The VC got so close some of the napalm got on the US soldiers. Shelton stated that some of the VC were killed when the napalm sucked up all of the oxygen and they suffocated. Shelton is more scared of napalm and shrapnel then bullets. Shelton states that he had several letters waiting when he got back from the operation. Shelton is getting along well with the new commanding officer. Shelton also talks about purchasing a camera and the pictures he is going to take. He wants to take a seven-day leave in Bangkok. At the end of the side, Larry takes the recorder to monitor radio traffic. Side B This is a recording of radio traffic monitored by Larry Shelton. The first part of the tape consists of situation reports. The units were giving reports that they were leaving the perimeter. Artillery fire muffled other sit reps. Shelton states that he just returned from a court martial, some soldiers refused to go out on patrols. All the soldiers received bad conduct discharges, some received time in the stockade as well. The base was on alert last night after they learned of a rumor of a battalion of VC in the area.
Citation
audio letter from Larry Shelton to family,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0895>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0895, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0896
Record Number
123827
Title
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1967
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:34 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to Family 1967 Side A Larry Shelton is preparing for a short R&R stay, and making sure all the paperwork is complete and correct, as he is coming to the conclusion of his tour in Vietnam. In order to do this he will be gone from the firebase for several days. Recently Shelton has been collecting VC souvenirs because he is getting near the end of his tour. He claims that the unit has killed more VC this month than the last three combined. He mailed a negative of a dead VC soldier home but advised them to be careful where they got it developed because he might get in trouble because of it. Side B Shelton talks about his off-duty time and what he does with it. Shelton is going to Bangkok for R&R and will try to call his parents from there, but is not sure when because of the time difference. Shelton discusses his desire to purchase a car when he returns home from Vietnam. The USO show that Shelton saw recently has been in Southeast Asia for 20 weeks traveling throughout the area.
Citation
Audio Letter from Larry Shelton to family,  1967, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0896>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0896, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0897
Record Number
123829
Title
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1967
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
24:01 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter home from Larry Shelton Side A This recording begins with sounds of rifle fire. Not much has been going on lately in Bravo Company's section (no engagements for about a month), however, Alpha Company still has VC in their area. The other day the Viet Cong shot down a helicopter and damaged a gunship. The gunship was able to return to base with a fuel leak. Lately they have been training ARVN's in live fire exercises, when the company is not training the ARVN, the company goes out on patrol. He believes that he will get some time dropped from his tour and leave a few weeks early. While he was in the field, a Korean rock band put on a USO show. Side B Shelton is beginning to pack his belongings to send home because his tour is almost over. He said that he is going to sell his pistol because he doesn't want to get caught mailing it home. There are rumors that many soldiers are getting 45 days dropped from their tours and returning home early. Larry can pick up helicopters, patrols, and river boats on his FM radio and figures that the VC do the same and monitor their actions. While they were out training the ARVN one was killed by a VC booby trap. The VC and North Vietnamese are not openly engaging Allied forces any longer, they are employing booby traps extensively. The VC are using US grenades rather than the less powerful Chinese grenades.
Citation
audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family,  1967, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0897>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0897, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0898
Record Number
123831
Title
Audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:36 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Online Status
Item Not Available Online
Description
Audio Letter home from Larry Shelton Side A Country music Side B Shelton just returned from a seven day operation in the field. They didn't engage any VC but 10 members of the company were wounded by booby traps. The main purpose of the operation was to destroy a VC supply point. During the operation, the VC attacked the weakly defended firebase. Several APC's were brought in to protect the base with 40mm guns. Shelton has purchased several items (a small stove, and interest in a TV) to make his stay easier. The constant rain is making living conditions miserable. He misses chewing tobacco and he can only get plug tobacco currently. The company is receiving a new C.O. tomorrow, which people are concerned about because he has not been in the field. His new position is a lot safer then previous. He sent home some money to help his parents while his father was sick. He is missing home, and enjoyed reading his home town newspaper.
Citation
Audio letter from Larry Shelton to his family,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0898>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0898, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0899
Record Number
123832
Title
Audio letter from Larry Shelton to family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
24:36 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter home from Larry Shelton Side A This is a recording of radio traffic of patrols in the field. One soldier received a minor wound and the radioman called in to request a medivac. There was an attempt to determine the origin of shots fired and the location of several elements. Side B While on a five day patrol Shelton's platoon recovered a cache of VC weapons including a 1917 water-cooled machine gun. They also found several modern rifles, ammunition, and a mortar. The VC have begun using plastic explosives instead of mines in an effort to evade mine detectors. One of the other companies has lost several jeeps to these tactics. Rumor has it that the Battalion will be returning to Bear Cat station and serve the rest of the tour as non-combatants. The battalion has participated in enough airborne assaults that they are now eligible for airborne medals. When Shelton returns to the US he will have to spend four or five more months in the army before he is discharged. The Battalion is hoping to return to the States in November. Larry was offered a direct commission to 2nd Lieutenant but he refused the promotion because he is going to leave the army when his enlistment is up. Shelton requested his mother send him some of her canned butter beans. Shelton talks about people he has or hasn't heard from recently.
Citation
Audio letter from Larry Shelton to family,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0899>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0899, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0900
Record Number
123833
Title
audio letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:31 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Side A Sounds of war. Side B Sounds of war.
Citation
audio letter,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0900>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0900, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0901
Record Number
123834
Title
Men of Larry Shelton's company singing
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:53 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
This is a recording of Larry Shelton and other soldiers singing country western songs.
Citation
Men of Larry Shelton's company singing,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0901>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0901, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0902
Record Number
123836
Title
Audio Letter home from Larry Shelton
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1967
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
25:24 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter home from Larry Shelton Side A This recording begins with radio traffic of patrols in the field. Shelton just returned from Bearcat Base, and wrote about it in several letters. Shelton is anticipating a move to a old French Fort, that reminds him of Indian forts. This fort is by Long Bien. Shelton has only 63 days left on his tour, he has not yet received his orders for reassignment following rotation to the U.S. The company's first sergeant, XO and another sergeant were injured when a mortar round fell short and landed near their tent. Shelton has not yet decided what car he is going to purchase when he gets home from Vietnam. Side B This recording is of radio traffic of patrols in the field, their coordination with aircraft, and their situation reports.
Citation
Audio Letter home from Larry Shelton,  1967, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0902>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0902, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0903
Record Number
123837
Title
Recording of radio communication between units in the field and a controller
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
24:42 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Side A This is a recording of radio traffic monitored by Larry Shelton. The recording consists of an attempt to locate Viet Cong that a patrol was chasing along the river. They searched several hooches and questioned several Vietnamese men. Side B The US and ARVN soldiers are attempting to "box in" the VC that they are chasing. As the elements close in on the believed VC position the radio traffic increases as the various soldiers try to ascertain each other's locations to prevent friendly fire. They frequently repeat orders to hold their fire. The tape runs out before an engagement occurs.
Citation
Recording of radio communication between units in the field and a controller,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0903>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0903, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0904
Record Number
123838
Title
Audio Letter from home to Larry Shelton
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:12 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from home to Larry Shelton Side A Larry Shelton's father saw a story about an engagement near where Larry was stationed and was worried that he was injured or killed. He said that they are awaiting news that he was ok. Larry's father was in a prior war, and now understands the difficulty of being on the home front. The family is eagerly awaiting news of where Shelton will be stationed following his return from Vietnam. An acquaintance of Larry's father is thinking of renting an apartment from him, but Larry's father hopes that he doesn't. Several affairs have been discovered when people happened upon the lovers at various places. Side B Larry Shelton's father said that they are awaiting news that he was ok and are worried about him. His father wants him to explain all of the slides and go register to vote when he gets back from Vietnam. Brenda said that her husband was deer hunting and she had been teased about what kind of deer that he was hunting. She jokingly said that she hoped he was hunting the four-legged kind. Children sang the Frosty the Snowman and Smokey the Bear song. Larry's father emphasizes that he is hoping that Larry is safe, and wants him to write more often. Side B This is an audio letter to Larry Shelton from his father, Aunt Mable and Brenda. His father said that they are awaiting news that he was ok and are worried about him. His father wants him to explain all of the slides and go register to vote when he gets back from Vietnam. Brenda said that her husband was deer hunting and she had been teased about what kind of deer that he was hunting. She jokingly said that she hoped he was hunting the four-legged kind. A kid sang the Smokey the Bear song on the tape. Aunt Mable said that she would write to Larry tonight but did not say anything else.
Citation
Audio Letter from home to Larry Shelton,  Undated, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0904>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0904, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1139AU0905
Record Number
123839
Title
Audio letter to Larry Shelton from his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
09 November 1967
Collection
Larry Shelton Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:58 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.2
Description
Audio Letter from home to Larry Shelton Side A Larry Shelton's father is anxious to see his son. The father lists a variety of food that they have waiting for Larry when he returns from Vietnam. Shelton's father tells him to mail as much as possible home. Shelton's father is upset about people abusing their deferments to stay out from the military. His mother jokingly said that she has tried to keep Larry's father from talking about food on the tapes. Side B Roy records a message to Larry Shelton. Roy states that he is still recovering from an accident he had at a factory two years ago. Larry's father received a letter from Larry's captain. The captain said that Larry called in a medivac after he was hit and saved his leg by getting the helicopter there soon. The captain concluded by stating that he wished Larry had accepted his commission offer. Shelton's father is also collecting the slides that Larry is sending and placing them in trays. Shelton's father was impressed by the French fort and stated that de Gualle was allowing France to become communist.
Citation
Audio letter to Larry Shelton from his family,  09 November 1967, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1139AU0905>.
Pub. Credit Line
1139AU0905, Larry Shelton Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 5 May 2003[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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