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Item Number
096AU0087
Record Number
66737
Title
Major Forrest Fenn Audio Letters to Bill Griggs
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Bill Griggs Collection
Media Type
Audio (Cassette Tape)
Length
41:12 min/sec
Physical Location
CS67.2
Description
Taped letters home discussing Texas Tech University Anthropology professor Fred Wyndhoff. Also discussed are various types of aerial ordnance [CBUs and Daisy-Cutters] and sorties flown against oxen and elephants [described as "pack-train units."
Citation
Major Forrest Fenn Audio Letters to Bill Griggs,  Undated, Bill Griggs Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=096AU0087>.
Pub. Credit Line
096AU0087, Bill Griggs Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Feb 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
096AU0843
Record Number
110215
Title
Audio letter from Forrest Fenn to Bill Griggs
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Bill Griggs Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel)
Length
12:36 min/sec
Physical Location
CS67.3
Description
Audio letter from Forrest Fenn to Bill Griggs. This is a short audio letter from a fighter pilot from Texas. He opens by responding to a letter that he received from an older German-American rancher who allowed Native Americans to live on his ranch. The pilot stated that he was going to Thailand, Australia, and Hong Kong on shopping trips and requested that his family notify him on things that they would like him to buy. The pilot then related the events of the last few days. He reported bombing bunkers and artillery near Laos. He said that they were unable to determine the extent of their damage because the calm weather did not blow the dust away from the targets for 30 to 45 minutes. He closed with news that a pilot that he knew was shot down and his emergency beeper was picked up in a city. He believed that the downed pilot was probably at the Hanoi Hilton by the time his letter was recorded.
Citation
Audio letter from Forrest Fenn to Bill Griggs,  Undated, Bill Griggs Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=096AU0843>.
Pub. Credit Line
096AU0843, Bill Griggs Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 15 Jan 2003[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1054AU0802
Record Number
102800
Title
Letter to home, March 15, 1971 recording of Spec. 5 Jolliff
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
17 March 1971
Collection
George Jolliff Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Stereo [7.5])
Length
15:52 min/sec
Physical Location
CS69.7
Description
At the time of this letter Mr. Joliff was serving in Korea as a cinematographer, but he was scheduled to go back to Vietnam in fifty days. He tells them that he is sending home two grandfather clocks, one for them and one for Alice. He has decided contrary to his last letter that he will not be extending his tour for another year. He tells about the lack of activity there and some of the designing he is doing. He asks questions about people and activities that are happening at home, including details about work, and mentions letters he received discussing current events. He comments on the speed of the mail system in Korea and Vietnam. Mr. Joliff mentions an acceptance letter to a Syracuse University and discusses his plans after his release from the service. He then switches back to talking about Korea and discussing shopping and the recreational activities available to he and others in the service. He mentions people at home that he has not heard from that he would like to. He also tells them he has received a couple of speeding tickets, but nothing has happened yet. The recording ends abruptly.
Citation
Letter to home, March 15, 1971 recording of Spec. 5 Jolliff,  17 March 1971, George Jolliff Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1054AU0802>.
Pub. Credit Line
1054AU0802, George Jolliff Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 6 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1054AU0804
Record Number
102805
Title
Letter from home, March 27 & April 4, 1971 recording of parents of Spec. 5 Jolliff while overseas
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
27 March 1971
Collection
George Jolliff Collection
Association
Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO)
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Stereo [7.5])
Length
15:54 min/sec
Physical Location
CS69.7
Description
This is a tape to Specialist 5 George Joliff from his family, recorded on March 28. The tape begins with Susan and Sara Beth playing the piano and singing Grand Old Flag. This is followed by a discussion of how much time is left in school. Mr. Jolliff's mother gives an account of family and friends. Susan talks about being sick. Several questions are asked about his various duty stations and description of the news drapes in the living room is given. His father discusses events happening at work, and mentions his plans for George's car. They try to get the dog to talk and then Susan discusses a movie they went to see, Easter clothing, and various other stories. His mother mentions that Sara Beth baptized at church that morning and they were all very proud of her. Susan was disappointed because she didn't get to enter the church, but she was still well behaved while Sara was going through the ceremony. His mother finishes the tape by telling George to keep her updated about his various girlfriends and then they all say good-bye.
Citation
Letter from home, March 27 & April 4, 1971 recording of parents of Spec. 5 Jolliff while overseas,  27 March 1971, George Jolliff Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1054AU0804>.
Pub. Credit Line
1054AU0804, George Jolliff Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 6 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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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 26 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 26 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 26 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 26 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
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 26 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 26 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 26 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
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 26 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 26 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
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 26 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
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 26 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 26 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
 
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Item Number
1154AU0939
Record Number
126486
Title
Audio letter from Dale Filmore to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
01 November 1967
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:58 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family Side A Dale Fillmore reports to his parents that he has returned to An Khe following some time at Katum. While at Katum Fillmore experienced several mortar attacks. The weather is cold and rainy because of the monsoons. Fillmore has been flying lead ship with the Company Commander, and has been appointed as Communications officer and as Security Control officer, Fillmore discusses the duties of each position. Fillmore also describes some of the things he has purchased to make his life more comfortable. After three years the first Air Cavalry, is beginning to catch up on the paperwork necessary to keep the AG happy. He briefly outlines the destruction of three C-130s as a result of enemy mortar fire. Side B This side begins with a continuation of the story on of the destruction of C-130s. Fillmore had recently flown a logistics flight to re-supply troops that were out in the field on patrol around Dak To. The second helicopter flying in formation with Fillmore was hit while attempting to land with two mortar rounds, destroying the helicopter and killing the crew chief. The other members of the helicopter crew were injured, but not killed. Fillmore dropped of his supplies and returned to the crash sight to help with the extraction of the injured soldiers. As a result of his role in the incident, he was nominated for a Distinguished Flying Cross. On Christmas the troops will still be in the field, and need to be resupplied, and during that time they will fly a second supply ship that will have speakers mounted to it, and playing Christmas music.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Filmore to his family,  01 November 1967, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0939>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0939, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0940
Record Number
126489
Title
Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
20 December 1967
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
33:00 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family Side A Dale Fillmore records a list of individuals from whom he received mail or tapes. Fillmore also tells of some of the letters he wrote recently. Fillmore then describes the seasons in Vietnam, which reminds him of the weather in Portland, Oregon. He also describes the terrain around An Khe and Dak To. Fillmore finishes by explaining why U.S. personnel do not socialize much with the Vietnamese locals. One of Fillmore's friends in the company, Bob Archer, speaks highly of Dale, Archer is also from Oregon. Side B Dale Fillmore discusses the difficulties of getting to the PX when he is in the field, and then when they are tat the base at An Khe, it is difficult to find the time to visit the PX. Dale then narrates the past two days' of operations. On the 20th, Fillmore flew 35 cargo missions to various infantry groups within his battalion. That evening, he spent the night on ready-pad, with an infantry platoon, in preparation for possible attacks. Fillmore then discusses the slides and slide projector that he is sending his parents. Fillmore continues by describing a number of aircraft crashes that he witnessed.
Citation
Audio Letter from Dale Fillmore to family,  20 December 1967, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0940>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0940, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0941
Record Number
126492
Title
Audio Letter #3
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
February 1968
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:01 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family Side A Dale Fillmore explains where he is stationed (Camp Evans) in Vietnam and what he is doing (working around Quang Tri). He was involved in the construction of Tombstone landing zone, which was renamed El Paso. Fillmore's battalion was ordered to another area of the country, so the 101st Airborne assumed control of El Paso. Fillmore continues by commenting on his observations of the effectiveness of the Marine Corps in Vietnam. While he recognizes the important contributions of the Marine Corps during World War II, he suggests that the Marines are unable to change and adapt to the new situation and the new tactics used by the enemy, and thus are not suited for combat in Vietnam. At each location one of the first thins he does is build a bunker that will survive a 144mm rocket attack. The division has been safe during the Tet Offensive, suffering only approximately 20 KIA's. The unit is now flying almost exclusively low level to avoid the bigger caliber weapons. While on patrol Fillmore and his unit discovered a VC command post and recreation area, the area was taken over by allied forces. The helicopters are being extremely effective in combating the Viet Cong. Fillmore then describes the weather in the area. Fillmore also explains the organization and usage of radio call signs. Side B Dale Fillmore discusses his 600+ combat hours that he has accumulated during his tour of duty, averaging approximately 100 hours a month. He mentions receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross (mentioned in 1154au0939) and an air medal for every 25 combat missions. Fillmore wants to create a collage of his military history in a picture frame when he returns. Fillmore will be going on R&R to Australia for about a week, and he requests a money order of about $500. He has recently been promoted to Aircraft Commander. Fillmore is requesting assignment as an instructor pilot following completion of his tour in Vietnam. The news coverage of the anti-war protests in America is hurting the morale of the soldiers in Vietnam. Fillmore concludes with a discussion of news from home and the mail that he has received.
Citation
Audio Letter #3,  February 1968, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0941>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0941, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0942
Record Number
126493
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
February 1968
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:58 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family Side A Dale Fillmore has returned to Camp Evans from his R&R in Australia. Fillmore begins by talking about the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive. This offensive in his opinion was an effort by the North to demonstrate that the U.S. goals of pacification were failing, the North Vietnamese goal is to takeover Khe Sanh, which is crucial to the North's supply lines. Dale begins to tell his parents about his trip to Australia. He tells of the trip from Camp Evans to Australia, and how he was selected to go to Australia. He stayed at a hotel near Bondai Beach. Side B Fillmore and his traveling companion met up with some Australian Navy men, who made suggestions on where to go for enjoyment. While in Australia Fillmore went to the beach, the zoo, saw some floor shows, and enjoyed visiting the town and doing some shopping.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to family,  February 1968, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0942>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0942, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0943
Record Number
126497
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
10 May 1968
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio
Length
39:06 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family on 10 May 1968 Side A In this recording, Fillmore responds to the most recent mail that he received. He has eighty-eight days left in his tour in Vietnam. He explains some of the slang terms used in Vietnam, including "slick" or "Huey", “hook", and "snake” helicopters. Fillmore's unit currently participates in all aspects of aerial operations except armed escort. Fillmore changes subjects by openly criticizing the usefulness and effectiveness of the U.S. Marines in Vietnam, especially at Khe Sanh. He suggests that the U.S. military disband the Marine Corps because they are night fighting the type of war that they were trained for. Fillmore compares tactics and weapons use between the Marines and the Army. Fillmore changes subject again by discussing his recent experiences with flying helicopters including the A Shau Valley, it was here that he received enemy fire for the first time. The bullet hit the rotor blades but no damage was sustained. For a short period he flew transport missions for Special Forces Long-Range Reconnaissance Teams (LRRP's) into the A Shau Valley. Fillmore has been recommended for a Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross for extracting a reconnaissance team that was surrounded by NVA forces. While on these missions Fillmore has picked up several communist weapons. According the Fillmore whenever the U.S. forces meet the V.C., the U.S. always wins, however there are just too many V.C. Side B Dale Fillmore begins the side with reminisces about family members and pets. He also talks about miscellaneous issues like modifications he wants to make to his car at home and who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. He mentions his plans for his R&R upon return to the U.S. Fillmore tells his parents of his activities during his day off, where he modified his bunker and tunnels to various offensive and defensive bunkers. These bunkers are probably unnecessary, but it gives the soldiers a piece of mind. The base at Dong Ha has been under attack from the North Vietnamese recently. Fillmore doesn't see a future for the North Vietnamese, but they keep attacking the South.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family,  10 May 1968, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0943>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0943, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0944
Record Number
126499
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
June 1968
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:31 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family during June 1968 Side A Dale Fillmore talks with a fellow soldier on top of their bunker. The discussion begins with the destruction of Dong Ha, the previous day. The discussion focuses on the filming and taking of pictures while in Vietnam. into the condition of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam during 1967-1968. Following his tour in Vietnam, Dale Fillmore will be assigned to Fort Benning, GA with the 10th Aviation Group. Side B Dale Fillmore records an average evening in Vietnam, this conversation is between himself and a few of his colleagues. They are drinking beer, smoking cigarettes, and telling jokes. The aircraft commanders relish the opportunities to fly with higher ranking officers when the officers are not rated as aircraft commanders.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family,  June 1968, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0944>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0944, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0945
Record Number
126502
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
28 May 1968
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
12:54 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family during June 1968 Side A The beginning of the audio file contains a song composed by some of the members of Dale Fillmore's U.S. Army Company called the Red Tavern Quartet. The name of the song is The Ballad of the Song Re Valley. The remainder of the audio file consists of Fillmore's response to questions in a letter he received on prior tapes or in letters. The topics include: his rotation home from Vietnam, the number of crew in his Huey, information regarding his taxes, muffler for his car, NVA harassment attacks, his work with Special Forces, he will have the next several days off because he has already flown too many hours for the month. Side B Dale Fillmore describes the extreme heat. He has been transporting Special Forces teams, troops and cargo. He only has to work about 4 hours a day. The rest of the time, he spends relaxing on the beach in the Gulf of Tonkin. Fillmore only has 71 days left in his tour. Fillmore explains the process of leaving Vietnam, first out of I Corp, then out of country. The dust is a problem for the soldiers. The area received a major rain storm during the afternoon and as a result the bunkers are full of water and mud. Fillmore concludes by stating that he has carried 1000 tons of cargo and 10000 troops so far during his tour of duty.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family,  28 May 1968, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0945>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0945, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0946
Record Number
126505
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
14 December 1970
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:41 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family and wife 14 December 1970 Side A This tour is essentially a “bore” as there is no activity in the area. Dale Fillmore relates the trouble that he endured to obtain the reel to reel audio player, which was a challenge because things are shifting to cassette tapes. Fillmore, describes his living conditions when he first arrives and gets settled in his position with the 242nd Aviation Company, Assault Support Helicopter. Following his discussion of his living conditions, Fillmore describes his experiences as he traveled to Vietnam from the U.S. After being processed, Fillmore was finally allowed to travel to Phu Loi and settle into the officer's quarters. Fillmore comments on the disorganized structure utilized by the military to run the logistics of the war. Side B Dale Fillmore's unit, the 12th Combat Aviation Group, is located near Cu Chi and Tay Ninh The First Air Cavalry is stationed north of there. The airborne units have been reassigned to III Corp. The conflict has slowed significantly and the military has been sending troops home. The current contingent of U.S. military is down to about 200,000 troops. Two of the Huey units of the 12th Avation Group have been turned over to the ARVN. The Vietnamese Air Force trainees are flying all the missions, as a result Fillmore is upset because he is unable to fly unless he is transferred. Further, he feels that his presence in Vietnam is being wasted because there is not much to do. He describes the mess hall and the "hooch maid" that cleans his room, does his laundry etc. During this tour in Vietnam, Fillmore is a communication's officer including the encrypted communication. After four months, Fillmore will receive leave, and he plans on going home to see his wife and their child (who hasn't been born yet). The rumor is that tours will be reduced to ten months. Fillmore feels safer in Vietnam then driving in California, as the war is so slow.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family,  14 December 1970, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0946>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0946, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0947
Record Number
126506
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
15 December 1970
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:53 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family and wife 15-17 December 1970 Side A Dale Fillmore begins this recording with the news that he has been offered a promotion to the Battalion S-3 Operations Officer/Executive Officer in Long Binh responsible for Chinook operations. He continues by describing his day, including playing a few games of pool and going to work. Fillmore finishes by suggesting that one of the few things that make the distance from home bearable is his ability to be free from social constraints. Vietnam is being modernized with new vehicles and buildings, a complete change from his first tour of duty. The lack of safety precautions in comparison to his first tour is amazing. Side B Dale Fillmore begins this side with a discussion of dinner that night. Fillmore is going to watch the movie that night, and then attend a meeting of warrant officers. The training officer is discriminatory towards the Vietnamese locals making life uncomfortable for some. Fillmore has heard that over half the flying warrant officers in Vietnam will be eliminated. Fillmore asks for his wife and family to send as many letters and tapes as possible. He wants to know how everyone is doing and what is being reported in the news. The lack of letters and tapes causes him to become homesick.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family,  15 December 1970, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0947>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0947, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0948
Record Number
126508
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
22 December 1970
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:36 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family and wife Side A Dale Fillmore is now working at Battalion Tactical Operations Center, where you work 24 hours and then get 48 hours off. During the day there is little activity unless aircraft go down with maintenance. During the night the Operations Center is also a Duty Officer. In the early morning you assign the missions to the helicopter units, and process the post mission reports. In the near future the battalion will be adding a VIP helicopter unit. At eight in the morning the battalion commander gets a briefing. During his offtime Fillmore is going to be inquiring about continuing his education. He continues by describing his quarters and the other amenities around Long Binh Air Base. Side B The beginning this side consists of a discussion of the weather. The monsoon season is almost over the rain has begun to slow. Fillmore mentions the things he did that day, including coordinating company operations, participating in daily briefings, and going to lunch and dinner. He also discusses what he plans to do the next day. Fillmore is planning on taking classes at Long Binh Air Base, the classes are taught by University of Maryland professors. Fillmore has his drivers license, but could not get a vehicle, so he could not to his errands. In the afternoon there was a briefing for the Bob Hope show on Christmas Day.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family,  22 December 1970, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0948>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0948, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0949
Record Number
126511
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
31 December 1970 and 1 January 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
30:35 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife Side A Dale Fillmore's 31 December 1970 tape recording to his wife contains a description of the New Year's festivities. He mentions the problem of U.S. troops firing into the air with their weapons and accidentally killing each other. As a result, the base commander set up various activities to keep the men occupied and away from their weapons. Fillmore also discusses his plans for filing his tax returns. Fillmore has obtained a flight helmet and is cleaning it up, and is in the process of getting a flight suit. He thinks that he will be able to fly a couple of times a week now. The audio file ends with a discussion of the pain Fillmore feels because he longs to be with his wife. He closes by saying that his family is never far from his mind. Side B Dale Fillmore, in his New Year tape recording to his wife, briefly mentions his New Year's resolutions and then spends the rest of the audio file expressing his love and affection for his wife. Dale is trying to schedule his 2 week leave for around when Jenny (his wife) is due with their child.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife,  31 December 1970 and 1 January 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0949>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0949, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0950
Record Number
126513
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
06 January 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:56 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife Side A The beginning of this audio includes recounting calling his wife the other night. Dale Fillmore's tape recording contains a discussion of financial matters, including prioritizing bill payments. The remainder of the audio file is merely a stream of consciousness that includes a discussion of his dog, the scheduling of his R&R and personal leave. He digresses by saying that his job, while important, is neither difficult, nor demanding. Side B Fillmore explains that he prefers his wife to send tapes instead of letters because he can hear her laughter and the other nuances of her voice. He describes his daily routine, including the daily briefing he attends wherein he reports the previous day's operations and the plan for coordinating the current day's operations.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife and family,  06 January 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0950>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0950, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0952
Record Number
126516
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
19 January 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
30:55 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife January 1971 Side A Dale Fillmore tells his wife how to deal with everyday concerns like charge accounts that must be paid. Dale will be sending pictures of himself from Vietnam. He begins to discuss the novels that he has been reading, including Hemingway and Steinbeck. Fillmore has no news on his future schooling yet. He is also concerned about not receiving any copies from his Playboy subscription. He plans to use the playmate-of-the-month posters to mark the number of months he has left in his tour of duty. Side B Dale Fillmore describes his trip to Saigon. Fillmore traveled to Saigon with the 12th Aviation Group to help facilitate flood relief in Malaysia. However, while he was in Saigon, he had the chance to see much of the city. Fillmore was impressed by the size of the city and the sophistication of the people, the people of Saigon appear to be unaffected by the war as it does not come to the city. He saw students at a university and cafes in the streets. The narrow streets of the city reminded Fillmore of cities of comparable size in Europe. The atmosphere in Vietnam is very similar to a U.S. post, just not as modern. Vietnam has completely changed in between the two tours that Fillmore has served in Vietnam.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife,  19 January 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0952>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0952, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0953
Record Number
126517
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
24 January 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:12 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife January 1971 Side A Dale Fillmore tells his wife that he takes notes when listening to his wife's tapes so that he can answer he questions. Fillmore also discusses family friends and other family issues like having their Great Dane spayed. He suggests that he is dissatisfied with his current job in the Army, primarily because he is not doing what he would really like to be doing. Fillmore is also dissatisfied with the lack of advancement possibilities within the Army in the near future. Side B Dale Fillmore inquires about the upcoming birth of their first child, his wife's experiences with being pregnant, and what names to consider in case she has twins. Fillmore apologizes for not writing much, but he hasn't been feeling well lately. Dale describes his activities the past several days around Long Bien, which has been uneventful.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife,  24 January 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0953>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0953, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0955
Record Number
126520
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife, February 1971
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
13 February 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
30:28 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife February 1971 Side A Dale Fillmore apologizes for not writing the other day, but he just wasn't in the mood to write. Fillmore thanks his wife for the cards that she sends to him. Dale mentions several times an earthquake in the L.A. area. Dale talks about their dog Gretchen, his excitement about their soon-to-be-born baby, ice cream, and how much he loves his wife. Dale tells Jenny (his wife) of a recording on the other side that he wants her and her father and brother to listen to. Side B The first five minutes of this side is an interview of an F4 fighter pilot. The correspondent inquired about the pilot's views on the Vietnam conflict. When the pilot responded to a question, his answer was blunt showing his critical views of the conflict. After each response from the pilot, the reporter would interpret the pilot's views in a more lighthearted, and often contradictory, manner. Dale Fillmore included the recording of the interview with the pilot as a humorous excerpt for his wife's enjoyment. Fillmore discusses the temperature differences between Idaho and Colorado. Fillmore tries to coordinate his financial situation with he and his wife's expenses. He provides a summary of his daily activities, including reading, the number of missions is extremely low, playing tennis, and lifting weights. He still has not heard regarding his leave.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife, February 1971,  13 February 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0955>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0955, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0956
Record Number
126522
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife March 1971
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
04 March 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:17 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife March 1971 Side A Dale Fillmore apologizes to his wife about being angry when he did not receive any letters from her, he is really happy now. He then describes his recent workout and reading habits, he prefers Steinbeck and Hemmingway over the old masters. His right arm is hurting because of the amount of handball that he is playing. Fillmore expresses his excitement about his wife having their first child. This is the last recording he is going to make prior to his return home for the expected birth of their child. Fillmore thanks his wife for the things that she has sent him. Fillmore is enjoying his new room, without a roommate. Side B This side is a stream of consciousness recording instead of an organized piece of correspondence. He talks about his love for his wife, his excitement about the baby about to be born, the family dog, teases her about not using Mrs. Dale Fillmore as her return address and Dale expresses his desire to have a son.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife March 1971,  04 March 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0956>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0956, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0957
Record Number
126523
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
April 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:11 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife, Easter 19971 Side A Dale Fillmore begins this tape with Easter greatings to his wife. He has reported to his new station at Camp Eagle, where he is supposed to fly, however he has not yet flown. His only assignment at Eagle is to fly, and with not flying he is sleeping in and walking around the camp. Fillmore describes his trip back from R&R in the states, as well as his trip from Saigon to Camp Eagle including stops in Quang Tri and Phu Bai. He asks his wife to send some family pictures. The last five minutes of this recording is a description activities the past several days and his barracks. Side B Dale Fillmore describes the layout of his barracks and the two men with whom he shares the barracks. He expresses his distaste for the lack of things to do and he is considering requesting a transfer to a Huey Company. He is five months into his second tour and he longs to return home to see his wife. Fillmore requests several things from his wife including a new watch band and pictures. Fillmore concludes by describing the layout of the base, which is shared with the 101st Airborne Division.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife,  April 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0957>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0957, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0958
Record Number
126524
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
13 May 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:07 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife, 13 May 19971 Side A Dale Fillmore, begins this recording with thanking her for her recent card and Slim Jim. Fillmore is standing a watch in the hangar while making this recording. In two weeks is Dale's anniversary, he has not bought anything yet, as he wants to present it personally while on R&R. Fillmore is now a platoon leader and he explains his normal duties. Out of sixteen aircraft in the company, he is in charge of eight aircraft and the associated crews. He oversees the platoon maintenance, maintains discipline, and participates in support flights, he is now getting some flight hours. He also handles the logistics of keeping his platoon running smoothly. Fillmore is also assigned special projects. The Company is anticipating a move to from Camp Eagle to Da Nang in the next thirty days. The move is eagerly anticipated because Da Nang is a much better prepared base, and more comfortable. Fillmore is writing much more often then at prior stations. Side B Dale Fillmore thanks his wife for sending the pictures that he requested. Dale laments about the horrible food being served at the base. Fillmore inquires how her diet is progressing and tries to encourage her as much as he can from Vietnam. He request her ring size so that he can do something. Fillmore later describes his daily routine, beginning with getting dressed in the morning. Fillmore concludes with a discussion of an upcoming R&R that he is going to meet his wife in Hawaii, and continuing his education.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife,  13 May 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0958>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0958, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0959
Record Number
126525
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
27 June 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:08 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife, 27 June 19971 Side A Fillmore starts this tape by thanking her for her recent tape that he received. Fillmore answers his wife's questions about the life insurance, birth control, horses, motorcycles, car financing, and how Gretchen (the family dog) and Marie (baby) get along. He then tells his wife that his morale is affected by the tapes his wife sends. Fillmore is reading a book by Norman Mailer, which he doesn't agree with, he purchased a book by John Steinbeck only to realize he already read it. Fillmore's unit has moved from Camp Eagle to Da Nang, Fillmore then proceeds to describe his room at Da Nang. Fillmore's roommate moved out because the air conditioner is broken. Side B Fillmore explains his role as a divisional operations officer for the eleventh group coordinating between corps and battalions; this is the same position he served at Long Bien, just working at the next higher level. Fillmore describes what the battalion aircraft include. He coordinates and monitors communication between various elements of the forces for which he is responsible. Because the TOC is open twenty-four hours a day, they coordinate any emergencies such as search and rescues. The TOC handles the alerts for Marble Mountain Airfield. Fillmore then continues the description of the Da Nang base. It has taken nearly two weeks to learn the entire system, from Corp to Battalion. Fillmore states his intention to complete a one-year course at Fort Benning to further his career in the military, since he has not yet heard from Embry Riddle, and his concern that the Army doesn't like to send people for two years of College Completion Program, especially before completing the career course at Benning. Which will hopefully earn him some more college credits. Fillmore should receive notice of his next duty station prior to R&R. Finally, he begins to plan his R&R in August, in Hawaii. These plans are primarily enjoying the company of each other, not so much to party. Fillmore closes by telling his wife how much he loves and misses her.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife,  27 June 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0959>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0959, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0960
Record Number
126527
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
18 July 1971
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
30:21 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife, 18 July 19971 Side A Dale Fillmore writes his wife that part of the problem that she hasn't received much mail because the weather has slowed down the outgoing mail. Fillmore received three letters from his wife that morning. Fillmore gets concerned when he receives no mail form his wife, and follows the philosophy of no news is bad news. It appears that he was double-paid for one month, creating some difficulties. Fillmore is attempting to fill his wife on his spending habits, and requests that she bring money, his camera and clothes for him to Hawaii. Fillmore requests that his wife send him come communication with the information to how they are meeting each other in Hawaii. Fillmore concludes this side with a discussion of his feeling for his wife. Side B Fillmore begins by thanking his wife for the cookies that she sent. Dale asks how Gretchen the dog is doing in school and with Marie. Fillmore talks about the economy. Fillmore then describes to his wife his daily routine at Marble Mountain. The day shift at the TOC is very hectic, where the night shift is very calm, filling out reports and proposals for the next day except for the occasional scrambles. Fillmore concludes by discussing their plans for R&R.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his wife,  18 July 1971, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0960>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0960, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1154AU0962
Record Number
126529
Title
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
21 March 1968
Collection
Dale Fillmore Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel)
Length
31:35 min/sec
Physical Location
CS70.3
Description
Side A There is nothing on Side A of this digital audio. Side B Dale Fillmore's friend Bob Garvin ('Goose') takes the microphone from Fillmore and talks to Fillmore's family teasing them about their son 'Killler' Dale. There is good-natured joking between Dale and 'Goose' about the east coast versus the west coast challenges. The Huey Company Fillmore is attached to has fifty confirmed NVA kills. Dale requests a care package of snack foods, and warns his parents that he is not going to come home to work again. Dale sends his regards to the relatives visiting from Phoenix and thanks them for their letters The remainder of the discussion consists of Fillmore's description of his R&R in Australia.
Citation
Audio letter from Dale Fillmore to his family,  21 March 1968, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1154AU0962>.
Pub. Credit Line
1154AU0962, Dale Fillmore Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1330AU1326
Record Number
176509
Title
Dale Moorman Collection tape 1: Audio Letter - Thanksgiving Day
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Dale Moorman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel)
Length
25:47 min/sec
Physical Location
D160.0B
Description
Recorded letters between Moorman and his family. Moorman recorded this letter on Thanksgiving Day.
Citation
Dale Moorman Collection tape 1: Audio Letter - Thanksgiving Day,  Undated, Dale Moorman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1330AU1326>.
Pub. Credit Line
1330AU1326, Dale Moorman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1705AU1713
Record Number
304677
Title
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel [3.75])
Length
15:43 min/sec
Physical Location
D159.0B
Description
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife Side A "Golly!" Scott Merrill Sheppard. Side B Surprises; cookies; hello to the boys.
Citation
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife,  Undated, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1705AU1713>.
Pub. Credit Line
1705AU1713, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1705AU1714
Record Number
301438
Title
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel [3.75])
Length
11:47 min/sec
Physical Location
D159.0B
Description
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife Side A No letters for a while. Mylo's present; shopping in Bangkok. Side B Sleeping patterns and quality. Major Sheppard describes his Sunday breakfast and workout. He talks about his new hooch maid and reminisces about a vacation taken in El Paso. He also talks about the benefits from his time in Vietnam.
Citation
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife,  Undated, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1705AU1714>.
Pub. Credit Line
1705AU1714, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1705AU1715
Record Number
304682
Title
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel [3.75])
Length
13:45 min/sec
Physical Location
D159.0B
Description
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife Side A Vietnamese coffee; Stuart's lost tooth; reminiscing about family vacation. Side B "Hi, Daddy" "My Day" by Tom Sheppard. Waterless hotel; The Face of Anguish, a fit Colonel; briefing General Westmoreland.
Citation
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife,  Undated, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1705AU1715>.
Pub. Credit Line
1705AU1715, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1705AU1716
Record Number
304684
Title
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel [3.75])
Length
10:25 min/sec
Physical Location
D159.0B
Description
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife "Tell Daddy what you did today." "We're going to have a conversation." Jeannie locked in the restroom.
Citation
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife,  Undated, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1705AU1716>.
Pub. Credit Line
1705AU1716, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1705AU1717
Record Number
304685
Title
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel [3.75])
Length
27:25 min/sec
Physical Location
D159.0B
Description
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife Side A "Back from Thailand" Running for passports; Nick's Number One Hungarian Restaurant; shopping in Bangkok. The Famous Floating Market; black star sapphire jewelry; Nipa Hut Mexican Restaurant; Reservoir Night Club. Side B Roquefort steak; bronzeware with rosewood handles; Siamese bracelet; Siamese dancer charm; Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Flying into Saigon. Bangkok Snake Farm.
Citation
Audio Letter from Major Thomas Sheppard to his wife,  Undated, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1705AU1717>.
Pub. Credit Line
1705AU1717, Dr. I. Thomas Sheppard Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1857AU2251
Record Number
375625
Title
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 1)
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1966
Collection
Ernie Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:54 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
One audio reel of personal letters written home by Ernie Miller during his tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1967. Side A: Ernie just back from R&R in Taipei, Taiwan; he has bought a new GE (General Electric) tape recorder; during R&R, he had a date with a stewardess and met Celia Rodriguez, a Phlippine movie star. Side B: Celia Rodriguez is beautiful; slopes; divorcing Judy; spent two days in a bar in Saigon.
Citation
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 1),  1966, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1857AU2251>.
Pub. Credit Line
1857AU2251, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1857AU2252
Record Number
375631
Title
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 2)
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1966
Collection
Ernie Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [1 7/8])
Length
63:10 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
One audio reel of personal letters written home by Ernie Miller during his tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1967. From Note in Case: "1st tape from Ernie Vietnam Nov-66" Side A: Vietnam and Vietnamese; Rat Fink; ARVN won't fight; Slope language; his personal body count; paid killers; sent a gun to his brother, Lucky; Vietnamese cheat Americans; ARVN mistreat Americans; "Slope" music. Side B: Ernie speaking "Slope"; giant Americans and arm wrestling; Ernie misses church; Vietnamese ugliness; ARVN get M-60s but Ernie can't get parts for his; discipline is different than in infantry; relations between officers and enlisted men; nicknames; shrapnel hits on his ship; sound of L-19 "shotgun plane"; US to give H-34s to Vietnamese; Lieutenant Nhan; round-eyed nurses working for USAID.
Citation
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 2),  1966, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1857AU2252>.
Pub. Credit Line
1857AU2252, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1857AU2253
Record Number
375645
Title
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 3)
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1966
Collection
Ernie Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:40 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
One audio reel of personal letters written home by Ernie Miller during his tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1967. From note in case: "Ernie's 2nd tape Dec-1966" Side A: Ernie has a new tape recorder, now recording at 3.75 ips; his daily routine; he's now in charge of his section; platoon status has changed; new TO&E; applying for flight school. Side B: Little pink pills; terrorist children; "White Mouse" Vietnamese National Police; terrorist hooch girl; mail service; theft on base; wants Alan's last name.
Citation
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 3),  1966, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1857AU2253>.
Pub. Credit Line
1857AU2253, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1857AU2254
Record Number
375654
Title
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 4)
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1966
Collection
Ernie Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:21 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
One audio reel of personal letters written home by Ernie Miller during his tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1967. Side A: Country Joe & The Fish - Next Stop Is Vietnam; war movie sound effects; Johnny's trial; family news - Jerry's gone to Texas. Side B: Ernie's mother (?) speaking: she'll have John Ayoub "send one of his niggers" to help move Jeffrey; she wishes Ernie were there.
Citation
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 4),  1966, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1857AU2254>.
Pub. Credit Line
1857AU2254, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1857AU2255
Record Number
375656
Title
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 5)
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1967
Collection
Ernie Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
65:57 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
One audio reel of personal letters written home by Ernie Miller during his tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1967. From case notes: "Tape #3 1-18-67 1st side - Ernie chats, had New Year tape. 2nd: GIs all sing our songs" From note inside case: "Don't let this get to Judy - Judy called me 2-6-67 Had heard from Frank, that Ernie had mentioned a letter from her lawyer, to me she thought. She also thought I had it on a tape. (From Frank - So loyal to his son???) I told her the last I'd heard from Ernie he was in a hospital." (on other side) Side A: Slopes on the radio; aircraft relay AFVN broadcasts; "xin loi, fella"; Ernie answers Eldon's questions regarding rank achieved; some of his unit might be transferred to 9th Division; he missed a good operation the other day; free-fire zone; his Vietnamese house girl; a "little American boy". Side B: songs from some guys in Saigon: ATC-ATT Bunch (a gunship group); "The UTP Song"; song by Mike Davis (PLAYBOY 1-8), wingman in the 68th and the 197th, "Hello, Father ... Dearest Mom" based on "real incidents;" "The Co-Pilot's Song"; "I Tried To Tell Them I'm Too Young;" "Twelve Months in Vietnam;" "This Land Is Their Land;" "Swing Low, Sweet 707."
Citation
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967 (Reel 5),  1967, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1857AU2255>.
Pub. Credit Line
1857AU2255, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1857AU2256
Record Number
375660
Title
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1967
Collection
Ernie Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
25:23 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
One audio reel of personal letters written home by Ernie Miller during his tour of duty in Vietnam from 1966-1967. From note inside case: "So, 'the old man has a girl Friend huh.' So what - he's a big boy now. Changed jobs - on Black Panthers Flying a Chopper" Side A: Ernie now lives "over by the Vikings;" flying gunships; black t-shirt, black helmet, kills people; collateral damage shooting in the dark; complains of having a constant cold. Side B: "FIREFLY" mission; flex guns; pregnant women; his day's schedule; glad he's "not a leg"; Slicks and Hogs.
Citation
Ernie Miller's personal letters to home, 1966-1967,  1967, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1857AU2256>.
Pub. Credit Line
1857AU2256, Ernie Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1863AU2309
Record Number
384626
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 1
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
09 July 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:32 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Robert Vogel served in Vietnam from 1968 - 1969. Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 9 July 1968. A: Rob's mother speaking: she was having difficulty sending the tapes; Rob has 106 days to go in-country; family news about an upcoming wedding; she mentions the news about the 513th (Maintenance Battalion) ... Tommy's unit; she's glad Robert chose the Air Force. B: Robert speaking: he saw General LeMay and got "a couple of bumper stickers;" he's mailing home a package of swords he bought in Thailand addressed to Carl; he's out of money; bought Savings Bonds and Freedom Shares; his third battle star for his Vietnam Service Ribbon.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 1,  09 July 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2309>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2309, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1863AU2310
Record Number
384627
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 2
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
20 July 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
8:04 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 20 July 1968. A: Vogel's "hooch mates" had a party last night; all is quiet around Saigon; Care packages; KoolAid; Vogel's lasting cold; monsoon season; R&R; Bonds and Freedom Shares; 600th Assault Helicopter Company moving to Bien Hoa; VC attack expected on 20th.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 2,  20 July 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2310>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2310, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1863AU2311
Record Number
384628
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 3
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
31 July 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
8:06 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 31 July 1968. Vogel discusses the birthday cards he's received, and his plans for a party on the following Thursday; he prefers sending tapes over letters; the base perimeter "out by the fence" is no longer safe and a VC attack is expected in near future; mentions that he reads "7th Air Force Weekly Intelligence Reports" which he says are "inaccurate;" VC propaganda claims of "250 ships and 1,000 aircraft;" attack on Udorn Royal Thai Air Force base; "just some slopes ... and they don't make no difference." He mentions speaking to a "round-eye type girl."
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 3,  31 July 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2311>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2311, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 21 Mar 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1863AU2312
Record Number
384629
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 4
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
18 August 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:49 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 18 August 1968. From Rob, 14 August He sat on a rat-trap; waiting for an ArcLight strike; canned beer; has decided he will not extend his enlistment; hopes to be assigned to Hansen Field due to his work with the Defense Communication Planning Group (DCPG); sound of C-130; sound of C-123; "Momyer's MIstake" and the Ellis Compound; alcohol abuse; the State of Massachusetts offers a $300.00 bonus for returning Viet Nam vets; Viet Cong in Cholon; attack expected on Ton San Nhut; publicity regarding drug use; watching for flares from MISTY FAC; sees "two red flares."
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 4,  18 August 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2312>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2312, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 21 Mar 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1863AU2313
Record Number
384630
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 5
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
11 September 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
7:37 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 11 September 1968. Sign-off for AFVN "Gold Phase 1;" Taking R&R at Cam Ranh Bay, although there's not much to do but go to the beach; Rob cut his foot; 35 days left.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 5,  11 September 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2313>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2313, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 21 Mar 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1863AU2314
Record Number
384631
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 6
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
25 September 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
13:31 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 25 September 1968. Vogel discusses his recent R&R at Cam Rahn Bay and his difficulties getting there, his Permanent Change of Station, the 22nd Replacement Battalion, Tiger beer and Ba Mu'o'i Ba beer.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 6,  25 September 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2314>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2314, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 21 Mar 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1863AU2315
Record Number
384632
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 7
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
18 October 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
30:55 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 18 October 1968. Side A: Gertrude Vogel discusses the 513th Maintenance Battalion's suit against US Army to delay deployment on grounds they had not received proper training; early release of Air Force and Navy Reserves; price of gold increasing; she opines that a Purple Heart is better than a Bronze Star, as it can provide "money off your taxes if you buy a house." Side B: 16 October. Rob has "less than 100 days;" Headed to Fort Campbell, Ky; went to Thailand on TDY; saw "The Green Berets" and thought "it's so fake it's not funny ... a crummy protrayal ... unrealistic ... political." He has received his Air Force Commendation Medal.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 7,  18 October 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2315>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2315, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 21 Mar 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1863AU2316
Record Number
384633
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 8
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
24 October 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
23:14 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 24 October 1968. Side A: 25 October: 85 days left. Rob has become accustomed to working long hours; he wanted Dalat as his next assignment but didn't get it; he's going to Fort Campbell instead, where he'll continue as an Administrative Specialist. He thinks war won't last much longer; Air Force has a Tactical Airlift Wing at Fort Campbell; he reads the citation for his Air Force Commendation Medal; discusses his Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with cluster); he feels the war is a "fiasco" and "a paper war fought by paper people." He's fed up with antiwar protestors; his friend, Dave Shipman, was knifed in town. Side B: Rob thinks the service has allowed him to "prove himself a man," but he has not yet "found himself." He complains about his living conditions and fatigue; tells his mother not to worry.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 8,  24 October 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2316>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2316, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1863AU2317
Record Number
384634
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 9
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
29 October 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
33:26 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 29 October 1968. Side A: Sunday the 20th. Rob says he's very busy due to the Tet Counter-Offensive; he complains about moldy uniforms: he's gone through 8 uniforms and 4 pairs of boots; he saw General LeMay; put a Wallace/LeMay bumper sticker on his jeep. Side B: 15 October Gertrude Vogel: Discusses the progress of the case of the 513th (Maintenance Bn), who claimed they had not been adequately trained prior to their deployment; the Army is returning 18,000 men for a 2nd (involuntary) tour in Vietnam due to personnel shortages; Marine Corps is doing this also.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 9,  29 October 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2317>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2317, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 21 Mar 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1863AU2318
Record Number
384635
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 10
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
08 December 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
25:09 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 8 December 1968. Side A: Rob is procuring, through a friend, an NVA officer's sword and belt; he's sending Carl a check to buy liquor to celebrate New Years; he gets his Port Call on the 12th. Side B: The Willard Compound Playboy Club was rocketed on 14 February ... Al and John were killed in this attaack; Rob resents that the Playboy Club is for E-5 and above.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 10,  08 December 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2318>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2318, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1863AU2319
Record Number
384636
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 11
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
20 December 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
26:48 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, 20 December 1968. A: Rob will be presented with a flag which "flew over North Vietnam;" his assignment to Fort Campbell has been cancelled, he'll be discharged upon his return to the states; he "likes the Air Force" but cannot think of returning to Southeast Asia; he doesn't want to ride on a medivac chopper because they're unarmed; cautions his mother to not believe all she reads in papers, Tet "was not as bad as that;" papers published inaccuracies; American, VC and NVA body counts are unreliable. Side B: News from home: bonus checks to veterans are being withheld because of the amounts already paid out; bonus is for "anyone discharged since 1958."
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 11,  20 December 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2319>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2319, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1863AU2320
Record Number
384637
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 12
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
26:50 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
"This Is Vietnam" US Army propaganda production played with occasional "editorial" noises made by someone (presumably Rob Vogel).
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 12,  No Date, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2320>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2320, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1863AU2321
Record Number
384638
Title
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 13
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
25 December 1968
Collection
Carl Vogel Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
26:43 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D158.0C
Description
Audio letter from A1C Robert G. Vogel, HQ 7th AF (TACM) to Mrs. Gertrude Vogel of Dedham, Massachusettes, no date. Side A: Three soldiers killed in accident outside of compound, driving while drunk; Rob's Port Call changed to 21 January; he has received "early out" through Air Force's First Term Airman Early Release Program; his DEROS becomes his Date of Separation. Side B: Homecoming plans; Hong Kong Flu; all mail and packages are being X-rayed; Rob doesn't want to go to Saigon, feels it's too dangerous; attempted attack on 7th Air Force Headquarters; he feels there will be another large attack.
Citation
Robert G. Vogel Audio Letter 13,  25 December 1968, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1863AU2321>.
Pub. Credit Line
1863AU2321, Carl Vogel Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2258
Record Number
379178
Title
Audio letter from Maj. Robert Haldeman to Barbara Haldmen
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
11 January
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
29:23 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from Maj. Robert Haldeman to his wife, Barbara Haldeman. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. On this tape, dated "Sunday, January 11th," Maj. Haldeman talks about his trip to Vietnam, the Negritos and his Jungle Survival School training, the base at Ton San Nhut, long missions, and meeting old friends: Walter Cornie, Gene Milspaugh, and Jim Carpenter.
Citation
Audio letter from Maj. Robert Haldeman to Barbara Haldmen,  11 January, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2258>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2258, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2259
Record Number
379189
Title
Audio Letter from Maj. Robert Haldeman to his wife Barbara Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
11 March
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:30 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from Maj. Robert Haldeman to his wife, Barbara Haldeman. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Haldeman plans his future R&R; Wyoming trout.
Citation
Audio Letter from Maj. Robert Haldeman to his wife Barbara Haldeman,  11 March, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2259>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2259, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2260
Record Number
379198
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:07 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Bill Blackburn; Nixon's speech; Senators and Congressmen give President Nixon "a hard time."
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2260>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2260, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2261
Record Number
379206
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:38 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. On this tape, Sandy, Karen, Kathy, and David speak.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2261>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2261, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2262
Record Number
379210
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
11 March
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:24 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Maj. Haldeman's wife speaks: she's heard rumors of coming offensive; she asks Haldeman not to go downtown to make telephone calls, she fears it's too dangerous.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  11 March, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2262>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2262, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2263
Record Number
379218
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:46 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Maj. Haldeman answers questions about his last letter. Side B: Mrs. Haldeman talks about money woes.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2263>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2263, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2264
Record Number
379224
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:08 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A tape from the Haldeman children.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2264>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2264, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2265
Record Number
379226
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
28 February
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:06 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Kathy speaking. Side B: Mrs. Haldeman: Al Trudell has been assigned to Formosa; Ed Taylor to Ton San Nhut.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  28 February, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2265>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2265, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2266
Record Number
379233
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
12 June
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
19:56 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A tape from the Haldeman children.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  12 June, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2266>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2266, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2267
Record Number
379236
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
09 May 1970
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:11 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A tape from the Haldeman children.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  09 May 1970, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2267>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2267, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2268
Record Number
379241
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
19:05 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Mrs. Haldeman: money worries. Side B: Anticipating R&R.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2268>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2268, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
1912AU2269
Record Number
379367
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
16 February
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:16 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Mrs. Haldeman: Income taxes and Sandy's skirt. Side B: Rumors of divorce and longing.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  16 February, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2269>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2269, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2270
Record Number
379370
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
10 December 1969
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Stereo [3.75])
Length
17:19 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A tape from the Haldeman children.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  10 December 1969, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2270>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2270, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2271
Record Number
379371
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
10 December
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:32 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A tape from the Haldeman children.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  10 December, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2271>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2271, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2272
Record Number
379390
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
25 December
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
33:03 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. "Tape #2 of the Christmas Tape": Protests over the Bob Hope Show; children thank Maj. Haldeman for his gifts.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  25 December, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2272>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2272, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2273
Record Number
379394
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
25 December
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:53 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. "Christmas Tape": "One month down ... eleven to go." Mrs. Haldeman is thinking about going to work; training for "Med Technician" or "Surgical OR Nurse."
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  25 December, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2273>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2273, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2274
Record Number
379398
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
19:35 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. The Haldeman children: fireworks, good news, swim lessons.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2274>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2274, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2275
Record Number
379407
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
5 July
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
21:00 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while Stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A: Sandy's new hair cut; Kathy; Karen B: Haldeman's mother; Major Haldeman's wife tqalks about money and the upcoming R&R in Hawaii.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  5 July, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2275>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2275, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2276
Record Number
379409
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
14 July
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:24 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while Stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Sandy; Karen. Side B: Mrs. Haldeman: 13 days until she leaves to meet Haldeman for R&R in Hawaii; mail from Vietnam is starting to slow down.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  14 July, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2276>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2276, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2277
Record Number
379413
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:53 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while Stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Mrs. Haldeman prepares for trip to Hawaii for R&R; buying Traveler's checks. Side B: Mrs. Haldeman continues with laundry concerns; she's looking forward to eating well; curiosity about Maj. Haldeman's assignment.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2277>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2277, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2278
Record Number
379418
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
20 February
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:45 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Kid's tape, Sandy begins. Side B: Mrs. Haldeman: C-119s, Ed Taylor's emergency leave due to his wife's filing for divorce; "wives are cancelling their R&Rs;" legalized gambling in Wyoming.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  20 February, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2278>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2278, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2279
Record Number
379421
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Tuesday the 17th
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
19:09 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center& Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Mrs. Haldeman speaking. Side B: Mrs. Haldeman (cont.): No Change of Status on Jim Conant ... still MIA.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  Tuesday the 17th, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2279>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2279, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2280
Record Number
379423
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Tuesday the 17th
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:54 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Mrs. Haldeman: Maj. Haldeman's mother is worried about him; Maj. Haldeman's wife will "go back on pill in May."
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  Tuesday the 17th, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2280>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2280, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2281
Record Number
379427
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
19 January
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:20 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while station at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. On this tape: Mrs. Haldeman, Kathy, David.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  19 January, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2281>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2281, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2282
Record Number
379429
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:30 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while station at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Sandy; David. Side B: Mrs. Haldeman: Mary Kissell heard about a C-130 crashing.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2282>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2282, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2283
Record Number
379433
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
04 December 1969
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:24 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while station at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: David Side B: David's "Rock and Roll dance class."
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  04 December 1969, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2283>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2283, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2284
Record Number
379441
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
28 December
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
21:53 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  28 December, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2284>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2284, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2285
Record Number
379444
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
30 November
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:40 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A: Haldeman children say hello. B: Wishful thinking.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  30 November, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2285>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2285, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2286
Record Number
379445
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
12 January 1969
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
15:36 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Sandy; Kathy. Side B: Sandy; Karen; David.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  12 January 1969, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2286>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2286, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2287
Record Number
379466
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Sunday the 19th
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
33:50 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Barry (Major Haldeman's brother) talks about his job in New York City; Major Haldeman's father speaks next. Side B: The Major's father continues, followed by the Major's mother. The stock market is down and the job market is bad.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  Sunday the 19th, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2287>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2287, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2288
Record Number
379468
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:06 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Mrs. Haldeman speaking: things are heating up around Danang; three helicopters lost; Tan Son Nhut (Air Base) is taking rockets. On Side B, she discusses troublesome children.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2288>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2288, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2289
Record Number
379471
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Sunday 4 January
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
32:14 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed in Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A "kids'" tape. Sandy describes the "electronic" (microwave) oven she's using in Home Ec. class.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  Sunday 4 January, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2289>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2289, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2290
Record Number
379479
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Thursday 8 January
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
18:43 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A "kids'" tape.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  Thursday 8 January, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2290>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2290, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2291
Record Number
379482
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Wednesday 21 January
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:20 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. A "kids' tape:" report cards are out.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  Wednesday 21 January, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2291>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2291, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2292
Record Number
379484
Title
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
15 February 1970
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
15:56 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman while stationed at Tan Son Nhut, Vietnam. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970.
Citation
Audio letter to Maj. Robert Haldeman,  15 February 1970, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2292>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2292, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2293
Record Number
379493
Title
Audio letter from Mrs Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
14 May 1970
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:30 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest, 14 May, 1970 Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970.
Citation
Audio letter from Mrs Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest,  14 May 1970, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2293>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2293, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2294
Record Number
379496
Title
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Wednesday 25 March
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:13 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest, 14 May, 1970 Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Maj. Haldeman has gone to Pleiku.
Citation
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest,  Wednesday 25 March, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2294>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2294, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2295
Record Number
379500
Title
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
13:45 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970.
Citation
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest,  No Date, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2295>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2295, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
1912AU2296
Record Number
379503
Title
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
20 January 1970
Collection
Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:22 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
D159.0A
Description
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest. Robert Bruce Haldeman served in the United States Air Force and was a navigator on a C-47 with the 306th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron of the 460th Tactical Recon Wing from November 1969 to November 1970. Side A: Her first tape recording; premonition of death in the family; her new sewing machine. Side B: New Years Eve.
Citation
Audio letter from Mrs. Barbara Haldeman to Mrs. Elsie Guest,  20 January 1970, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1912AU2296>.
Pub. Credit Line
1912AU2296, Robert Bruce Haldeman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 22 Feb 2007[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
2573AU2605
Record Number
562871
Title
Air Force pilot interview and letter to L. J. Chet Tschetter from children
Language
English
# of Media
1 (2 files)
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
L. J. Chet Tschetter Collection
Association
Air America Association
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Stereo)
Length
13:24 min/sec
Physical Location
D157.0A
Description
One track is a humorous interview with an F4 Phantom jet pilot and an Air Force Wing Information Monitor and the second track has numerous audio letters to Tschetter from his children.
Citation
Air Force pilot interview and letter to L. J. Chet Tschetter from children,  No Date, L. J. Chet Tschetter Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=2573AU2605>.
Pub. Credit Line
2573AU2605, L. J. Chet Tschetter Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 6 Jun 2013[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
274AU0041
Record Number
66691
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Timothy B. Staats Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:11 min/sec
Physical Location
CS67.1
Description
Tape letters sent by Tim Staats to his parents during 1969 while he was stationed in Vietnam with the 196th Aviation Company at Lane Heliport (outside of Qui Nhon). Before a recent inspection, the soldiers had to hide everything that was not allowed by regulations. There were several trailers full of illegal equipment. The armorer said that many of these items were needed to run the base, however they weren't supposed to have them. Other regulations were also tightening up (hair cuts, uniforms, etc.). He said that he wasn't flying much lately in the helicopters because he lacked faith in the maintenance teams. He is required to fly for at least four hours per month and that is the extent of his flying. The writer describes how the helicopters fly and pick up sling loads under the ship. During this description the writer states that they have a flight to the ocean everyday to swim for an hour. Lately the writer has been working in the base craft shop at night. The craft shop has a wood shop, a photography development room, and a hobby shop with slot cars and radio control airplanes. The only problem reported with the shop is that orders take four month to be received by the shop.
Citation
Audio Letter,  1969/06/10, Timothy B. Staats Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=274AU0041>.
Pub. Credit Line
274AU0041, Timothy B. Staats Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Feb 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
427AU0437
Record Number
66683
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
1:04:21 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is a taped letter by Sandra Miller to Elza Miller around Christmas time. She is pregnant and very close to giving birth. She has been taking the tape recorder to different people they know and having them record messages to her husband. Most of the tape consists of her giving news about the family and how things are going at home. She says that it is funny and a little frustrating how everyone frets over her about her pregnancy but is glad that she has people there to help her. Side B Early in the recording she describes what she got for Christmas. During her descriptions she started teasing her husband by describing some lingerie that she got as a gift and that she was going to take a picture of it so that he could imagine what she was going to look like in it. She stated that she was going to wear more lingerie when her husband got back. Her husband got to see Raquel Welch at a USO show which his wife teased him about. She also said that she hoped that he was able to see the Bob Hope show that he commented about. She also said that she was looking forward to his R and R at the end of the recording.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0437>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0437, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0438
Record Number
67750
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
24:49 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller, her husband in Vietnam. Sandra plays with the baby throughout the letter. She reads a prayer to share with Elsa early during the recording. After playing with the baby for much of the tape, Sandy describes recent events at home. Some friends are looking at different houses to buy and she describes them. She is looking forward to seeing him during R&R and talks about how much she misses him. Side B She is very emotional while recording this letter. She misses her husband very much and this letter was recorded around Mother's Day, which explains her feelings. Sandy has mailed several packages to Elsa lately and says that she hopes that he has enjoyed them. She concludes by telling him that she loves him very much and misses him.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0438>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0438, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0440
Record Number
67752
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:03 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A Copyright: Willie Nelson song This is an audio letter from Elza Miller to his wife, Sandra Miller. He reassured her that he appreciated the tapes but he gave her tips on getting better results with her tapes. He also told her that he appreciated her Christmas package but wasn't sure if he could wait until Christmas to open it. At this point one of the local Mamasans sang on the tape. After the song he complains about his Sergeant and other difficulties between several of the officers. He is also frustrated with the drinking habits of some of the other soldiers (being rowdy late at night), and the laxness of soldiers on alert. He concludes by saying that he appreciates his family's willingness to mail things to him and looking after his pregnant wife. Side B He begins this side of the tape by gently complaining about the food (low quality of meat, no fruits, or milk). However, he is looking forward to the completion of a Meadowgold plant nearby so that he will be able to get milk and cheeses. He says that he is unsure of what to get his wife for Christmas but is trying to find something nice. He is also trying to find friends from home that were sent to Vietnam and asks his wife to check with their families in an attempt to locate them. The lack of motivation and laziness of the South Vietnamese troubles him. He also says that he is excited about his baby being born and getting back to the farm when his tour is over. He assures his wife that he loves and misses her as well as telling her that his is committed to her and will remain faithful.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0440>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0440, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0442
Record Number
67754
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:07 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She had a baby less than two weeks ago at the time of the recording. She states that she is living with her parents but is having difficulty with the family dynamic of moving back in with them. While she tells her husband that she misses him she begins crying and apologizes for making him worry about her. She says that she is very close to him and feels alone without him with her. She closes by telling him that she and the baby love him very much. Side B This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She spends most of the letter describing their daughter and the way she is changing and growing. She also talks about the different relatives that have visited her and the baby. In conclusion she tells her husband that she loves him and misses him very much.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0442>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0442, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0443
Record Number
67755
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
1:04:18 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She begins by recording sounds of her playing with the baby. Then she recorded messages from both of their parents to Elsa (her husband). They commented that he missed bird-hunting season and that he should quit smoking citing several neighbors that recently got cancer and died from cigarettes. After that visit she described how the baby has grown and changed in the last couple months. She also commented that she was saving money for their trip to Hawaii for his R&R. Side B This is a audio letter from Sandy Miller to Elza Miller, who is in Vietnam. She starts by saying that she likes Pampers very much but are very expensive. After that she sings a lullaby to her baby. She says that she relies on memories of their time together before he was drafted to pass the time while they were apart. Also visiting "couple friends" and reading more to pass the time. She addresses birth control issues for their visit over R&R and will discuss it with her doctor about various methods. Sandy says that she wants to start exchanging more tapes because the baby is sleeping more and allowing her to have more free time. She concludes by telling Elsa that she loves him and misses him very much.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0443>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0443, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0445
Record Number
67757
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:26 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is a short audio letter to Elza Miller, from his brother in law, Bill, and Sandra Miller. Bill has been away from home for several weeks on business and tells Elza to take care of himself while in Vietnam. His wife recorded for the second half of the tape and described a church revival that she recently attended. Side B This is the second side of an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She opens by telling her husband that she can get recordings from their church to send to him and for him to share with others as a form of witnessing. She also went to the PX in Amarillo for household supplies and Christmas presents with friends. In closing she says that she misses him and wants to have a devoted Christian home when he gets back from Vietnam.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0445>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0445, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0447
Record Number
67759
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:14 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is a short audio letter from Sandra Miller and friends in the United States to Elza Miller. About half of the recording consists of recorded conversation between Sandy and her friends. During the part addressing Elza they spoke about farming and the couple's son having recent accidents (he spilled food coloring, perfume, and ate several cigarettes). They told Elza to try to get a movie projector so that they could send him films when the baby was born. Side B This is a short recording by Sandra Miller to her husband Elza Miller in Vietnam. The first half of the tape is of kids acting silly and playing with the recorder. The second half is of Sandy mainly speaking about a relative of Elsa's stationed in the same area of Vietnam. She urges him to seek him out for companionship and support during their tour.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0447>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0447, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0449
Record Number
67761
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
1 December
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:11 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is a short audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. Sandy discusses recently babysitting for a friend and the busy comings and goings of her family as Christmas time neared. Side B This is a short audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. Sandy discusses recently babysitting for a friend and the busy comings and goings of her family as Christmas time neared. She also addresses the circulation of furniture through the family of baby items and other furniture.
Citation
Audio Letter,  1 December, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0449>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0449, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0450
Record Number
67762
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:39 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
This is a recording by relatives of Elza Miller. The speakers briefly describe a recent trip to Las Vegas, NM. Also discussed was the case of a neighbor who recently had a baby despite previously having "her female organs" removed. Evidently, the soldier recently sent a tape concerning drinking gin and a male relative jokingly threatened to blackmail him. The last speaker described being on academic probation for college and regional basketball rankings.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0450>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0450, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0451
Record Number
67763
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
20:26 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is a short audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She says that she would like to get more letters from him but understands that he is frequently tired. She also says that the farm is doing very well and that his father is helping with the harvest. A few days ago she secretly recorded several family conversations to send to him. She concludes by stating that she loves him and how much he means to her. Side B This is a tape of family conversations recorded for Elza Miller in Vietnam.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0451>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0451, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0454
Record Number
67766
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
21 July
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:40 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She is upset about problems between her parents and other disturbances within her family. Her parents are constantly arguing. Elza is very close to coming home (47 days) and she is really missing him and cannot wait for him to return. Side B This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She spends the tape making her baby laugh and playing with her. She says for Elza to make sure to call when he gets his orders so that they can know right when he will return.
Citation
Audio Letter,  21 July, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0454>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0454, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0455
Record Number
67767
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
26 November
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:18 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Elza Miller to Sandra Miller. It's his day off and he slept in this morning. He said that it has recently been very dry and many of the men are semi looking forward to the monsoon season. Sandy wrote him a letter in the guise of their unborn baby and he thought that was very sweet and touching. He also received a letter from a relative also in Vietnam who is about 100 miles away. Elza complains that the new captain is aggravating similar to the old one. Side B This is an audio letter from Elza Miller to Sandra Miller. He just received a letter from his parents concerning their trip to New York and hoped that they were having fun. He also has been getting letters from other relatives and is very pleased with that. He inquires about other relatives back home and what has been happening in their lives. Elza comments that he is frustrated with his officers but restrains himself in the event that he ever wants to get back into the army. He is looking forward to their R&R in Hawaii and doesn't care if Sandy's mom accompanies her because he will be happy just seeing Sandy.
Citation
Audio Letter,  26 November, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0455>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0455, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0456
Record Number
67768
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
22:23 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is a tape that Sandra Miller recorded of her playing with the baby to send to Elza. Terry came over to visit and read a poem that she had to write for a class. Side B This is a tape that Sandra Miller recorded of her playing with the baby to send to Elza Miller. Terry came over to visit and read a poem that she had to write for a class. Terry and Sandra read several other poems that Terry has been reading for class. The second part of the tape is of Sandra speaking to Elza. Sandy praises Elza for his letters that she recently got from him. She also apologizes for asking him to write more than he does, and says that she simply feels comforted when she gets a letter from him.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0456>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0456, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0457
Record Number
67769
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
19:16 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Sandra to Elza Miller. She starts the tape with a lullaby that she wrote for their baby. She says that she just got back from R&R with Elza and had a wonderful time. She is conflicted somewhat about placing Elza above the baby for now but reconciles that they will not love the baby any less. She tells Elza that she is going to meet him at the airport with his parents because they have helped her out so much since he has been gone. Some of her friends are meeting their husbands alone since they have not had as much help from their in-laws. Side B This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She says that she just got back from R&R with Elza and had a wonderful time. She says that she had the baby's picture made and got the smallest package of photos and the photographer threw a tantrum, which she thought was funny. She and several other women are making packages to send to soldiers for Christmas. She is looking forward to Elza getting home soon (he only has a short time left). She has been collecting information on sexual fulfillment and technique from magazines and her doctor in anticipation of Elza coming home. She concludes by telling Elza that she loves him very much and that he means a lot to her.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0457>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0457, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0458
Record Number
67770
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
22:31 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is a tape of Elza Miller's family. They just returned from a Masonic Thanksgiving dinner in which Tommy joked that Sandra, Terry, and his wife ate twice as much as he did. They recently bought 4 hogs and 7 sheep. One of the hogs will roll over on its back for a belly rub when Tommy scratches its belly. Tommy also says that the crops have been very good this year and bringing very high prices. Side B This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. She thanks him for the two tapes that she just got from him and was very happy that he's excited about the baby. She just bought some baby announcements in preparation for the birth. A group of her friends also gave her a baby shower and she described all of the gifts that she got.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0458>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0458, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
427AU0459
Record Number
67771
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
31:52 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
This is an audio letter from Sandra Miller to Elza Miller. The first of the tape is a recording that Sandy found from before they were married. This tape contains a variety of subjects. Sandy talks about a friend that returned from Vietnam and said that Elza didn't have anything to worry about because of where he was stationed. She said that she is going to try to send him a letter everyday. She later recorded Don and Terry helping her put up shelves. They were all joking around and laughing. Sandy concluded by telling Elza goodnight and that she loves him.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0459>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0459, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 28 Feb 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
427AU0460
Record Number
67772
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Elza Miller Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:16 min/sec
Physical Location
CS68.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Elza Miller's sisters. His older sister, Teri, says that she hasn't received many letters from him and tells him to write more. For most of the tape she documents current events of the family. Elza's younger sister is on the tape for about a minute and describes a minor car accident that she had. Side B This is an audio letter from Elza Miller's sister and mother. The first half of the tape is from Teri (the sister). She talks about the boy that she is dating, she is failing Spanish but passing her Child Development class, and is having car trouble.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=427AU0460>.
Pub. Credit Line
427AU0460, Elza Miller Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
572AU0033
Record Number
66682
Title
Letter Home from Keith Erdman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
05 February 1969
Collection
Keith Erdman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
36:14 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
CS67.1
Description
Keith Erdman served with USMC in VN from -68 to -69; initially with C Company, 1st BN, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division; later, as advisor to VN Police Field Forces. Side A In this tape, Erdman is suffering from a cold from "standing out in the rain..." He talks about his opinion of the Vietnamese he works with; about seeing some friends from language school: Corporal Burke, from McHenry, Illinois; Paul Coborubias (sp?) from San Antonio, Texas; Joe Banger, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and John Pryor, from Baltimore, Maryland. He talks about the MCIC (Marine Corps Intelligence Center); being mortared; his trip to Hue with Walt Boyling; the lack of cooperation from South Vietnamese troops; MPs and CID personnel keeping GIs out of Quang Tri; the election of Richard Nixon; his belief that the war will be over in a year. Side B Erdman tells his family about his Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V; a death in Charlie Company; Charlie Company capturing 28 tons of rice near the DMZ; his opinion of the anti-war protestors back home; the Filipinos working in the motor pool; air conditioning in his barracks.
Citation
Letter Home from Keith Erdman,  05 February 1969, Keith Erdman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=572AU0033>.
Pub. Credit Line
572AU0033, Keith Erdman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 15 Jan 2003[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
572AU0035
Record Number
66685
Title
Letter Home from Keith Erdman
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated Given
Collection
Keith Erdman Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 4 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
28:39 min/sec
Copyright Statement
Texas Tech University Vietnam Center & Archive
Physical Location
CS67.1
Description
Side A Erdman's unit is moving to a location "about a thousand meters from Laos;" orange juice and sodas from the PX; mosquitoes and mustaches. Side B "Everybody's jumpy;" mushrooms.
Citation
Letter Home from Keith Erdman,  No Date Given, Keith Erdman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=572AU0035>.
Pub. Credit Line
572AU0035, Keith Erdman Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
712AU0023
Record Number
66672
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:40 min/sec
Physical Location
CS67.1
Description
Side A This is a letter from a family in Lubbock to their son, Arturo Garcia. This seems to be from a family reunion with several members of the family recording short messages. The mother says that they were sorry to hear that he was recently moved. The rest of the family stated that they were enjoying the reunion and Arturo's brother said that he was going to be a sophomore in college and that he was fixing up a car. Side B This is an audio letter to Arturo from his father in Spanish. After his father several other family members record messages in English. This seems to be a family reunion. At one point the family sings several songs to Arturo.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0023>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0023, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 9 Feb 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2013]

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Item Number
712AU0024
Record Number
66673
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
03 July 1968
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:44 min/sec
Physical Location
CS67.1
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Arturo to this parent in July 1968. He inquires about his family and says that they heard about Kennedy and everyone took it pretty hard but is pretty much over it now. He encourages one of his relatives to stay in school to keep from being drafted because he says that it is really bad in Vietnam. He states that he's on an airstrip far from most of the fighting so he's not in much danger other than the occasional rocket or mortar attack. He comments that the Vietnamese people do not seem to care enough about their country to fight for it. When he gets back to the United States he wants to get married after a couple months. He's staying in the military and hopes to get stationed at San Antonio. Side B Arturo inquires about his family and their farm. He's thinking of buying a car when he gets back home. He mentioned the loss of a submarine in the Atlantic (possibly the Scorpion). He tells them to contact the Red Cross if there is any emergency. He got a newspaper from Lubbock from his mother and really appreciated it. He only has about five months left in Vietnam and is hoping to leave early.
Citation
Audio Letter,  03 July 1968, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0024>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0024, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
712AU0025
Record Number
66674
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
23 July 1968
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:42 min/sec
Physical Location
D160.0C
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Arturo to his parents in July 1968. He got a tape from his family recently concerning a family gathering. He said that he hasn't been sending pictures because the Vietnamese aren't very good at developing prints so he has been getting slides, which are cheaper. His mother is going to go to his girlfriend's parents to ask them for permission for Author to marry her. When he gets back home he hopes to be stationed at San Antonio. He said that he is happy that he is going to Hong Kong for R&R soon with a friend from Tennessee. Side B Arturo got a tape from his family recently concerning a family gathering. He said that he gets a couple of TV stations from South Vietnam. He's hoping to get home before Christmas on an "early out" program. He says that he hasn't heard from several of his relatives and asks his mother to get them to write.
Citation
Audio Letter,  23 July 1968, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0025>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0025, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
712AU0026
Record Number
66675
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
13 July 1968
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
29:18 min/sec
Physical Location
D160.0C
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Arturo to his parents in July 1968. He has been assigned to Kelly Air Base in San Antonio. He wants to get married but is unsure because he may have to go overseas again. Arturo said that he enjoyed his trip to Hong Kong for R&R. He said that many people on the base there go to movies frequently because there is nothing else to do. He has also been flying with a "flight mech" recently. There are some Vietnamese that live on the base to help with security. He also encourages a relative to stay in school to avoid the draft. Side B Arturo's fiancé is from Mexico and is trying to get her paperwork ready to be able to get married. Author got his assignment to San Antonio working on large cargo planes. He is also mailing some of his things back home early so that he won't have to bother with them later. He is thinking of buying a Volkswagon car when he gets back home because they are cheap on gas. He works from 6pm to 6am so his shift gets to see rocket attacks and feel the ground shake when B-52's bomb near Saigon.
Citation
Audio Letter,  13 July 1968, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0026>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0026, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
712AU0027
Record Number
66676
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
11 July 1968
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
16:58 min/sec
Physical Location
D160.0C
Description
Side A This is an audio letter from Arturo to his parents in July 1968. He is also mailing some of his things back home in footlockers early so that he won't have to bother with them later. He says that he hasn't been writing because he's been busy taking care of preparations to return to the US. He's not going to have to fly anymore soon so he will be safer. He also says that he's out of tapes so he is just going to write from now on instead of mailing tapes. Side B Arturo is wondering about how his fiancé is getting along with his family. He wants to get married a couple of months after he gets home so that he can get settled. A friend from Texas records a short message on the tape and then other come in and have a conversation during the recording.
Citation
Audio Letter,  11 July 1968, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0027>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0027, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
712AU0028
Record Number
66677
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:12 min/sec
Physical Location
D160.0C
Description
Side A This is an audio letter to Arturo from his parents. His family tapes a few short messages than records some "Mexican music" on the rest of the tape. Side B Arturo's family tapes a few short messages than records some "Mexican music" on the rest of the tape.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0028>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0028, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
712AU0029
Record Number
66678
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:33 min/sec
Physical Location
D160.0C
Description
Side A This is an audio letter to Arturo from his parents. His mother tapes a few short messages than records some "Mexican music" on the rest of the tape. She says that the family is doing fine and is looking forward to him coming back home. Side B Arturo's mother tapes a few short messages than records some "Mexican music" on the rest of the tape.
Citation
Audio Letter,  Undated, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0029>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0029, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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Item Number
712AU0030
Record Number
66679
Title
Audio Letter
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
30 July 1968
Collection
Arturo Garcia Collection
Media Type
Audio (Reel-to-Reel - 2 Track Mono [3.75])
Length
17:17 min/sec
Physical Location
D160.0C
Description
Side A This is a letter from Arturo's family while he is in Vietnam. His father says that he is recovering after being sick and is getting back to work. His mother says that all of the cars are running fine and that they are taking care of them. She also says that his fiancé and both families are very excited about getting married when Arturo gets back from Vietnam. Side B Most of the letter is from Author's sister who is working in a "potato factory" and is about to take a nursing entrance exam. She says that the family is doing fine and is excited about Author's wedding. His mother and father are getting over their illnesses. After that various family members record short messages to him.
Citation
Audio Letter,  30 July 1968, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 26 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=712AU0030>.
Pub. Credit Line
712AU0030, Arturo Garcia Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
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