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Item Number
10850101001
Record Number
96035
Title
Personal Narrative - Through the Silent Diary, 9 March 1964 thru 28 June 1971
Author
Ernie Sylvester, 2/LT
Language
English
Pages
150
Creation Date
Undated [Inclusive Dates: 3/9/1964 - 12/31/1983]
Collection
Ernie Sylvester Collection
Association
Army Medical Service Corps Association
Media Type
Document
Physical Location
Box #: 01, Folder #: 01; Cold Storage Vault
Note
To create smaller file sizes, this document has been broken down into multiple parts.
Citation
Personal Narrative - Through the Silent Diary, 9 March 1964 thru 28 June 1971,  No Date, Folder 01, Box 01, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 19 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=10850101001>.
Pub. Credit Line
10850101001, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 17 Sep 2002[Updated: 6 Feb 2013]

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Item Number
1085EM0147
Record Number
110274
Title
Ernie Sylvester Diary
Language
English
# of Media
1
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Ernie Sylvester Collection
Association
Army Medical Service Corps Association
Media Type
Electronic Media (CD-R)
Physical Location
CS 65.3E
Online Status
Item Not Available Online
Description
The CD contains trasnscribed diary of Sylvester while serving two tours in VIetnam (1964-1965 and 1970-1971).
Citation
Ernie Sylvester Diary,  Undated, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 19 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=1085EM0147>.
Pub. Credit Line
1085EM0147, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 16 Jan 2003[Updated: 18 Dec 2012]
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Item Not Available Online
Item Number
10850000000
Record Number
110276
Title
Finding Aid for the Ernie Sylvester Collection
Collection
Ernie Sylvester Collection
Association
Army Medical Service Corps Association
Media Type
Finding Aid
Physical Location
Cold Storage Vault
Scope and Content
This collection contains one CD-ROM. The contents of the CD are transcribed copies of diary entries made by Sylvester while serving two tours in Vietnam. The first tour was from March 9, 1964 through February 25, 1965, and describes Sylvester's involvement with the 57th Medical Detachment (helicopter ambulance). Sylvester's second tour was from July 4, 1970 to June 28, 1971, when he served with the 54th Medical Detachment (air ambulance). One of the highlights of the diary is Sylvesters participation in Operation Lam Son 719 in the spring of 1971. Along with day-to-day accounts of Sylvester's activities in Vietnam are Lessons Learned, an After-action Report, and additional statistics from Lam Son 719.
Citation
Finding Aid,  No Date, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 19 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=10850000000>.
Pub. Credit Line
10850000000, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 16 Jan 2003[Updated: 6 May 2004]

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Item Number
OH0240
Record Number
106237
Title
Interview with Ernie Sylvester
Interviewer
Richard B. Verrone, PhD
Interview Date
12 November 2002 [Inclusive Dates: 3/1/1964 - 7/30/1971]
Collection
Ernie Sylvester Collection
Media Type
Oral History
Length
06:43:32 hr/min/sec
Description
(USA) Ernest J. Sylvester, originally from New Orleans, Louisiana served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps from 1963 until 1985. Ernie went to Vietnam in March 1964 and served as a Medical Evacuation Pilot with the 57th Medical Detachment (RA) at Soc Trang. After rotating back to the U.S. in November 1964 and serving at Ft. Sam Houston (TX), Ft. Polk (LA), Hunter Army Arifield (GA), and in the Republic of Korea, he went back to Vietnam in March 1968 as the Aviation Unit Commander for the 54th and 68th Medical Detachments (HA) at Chu Lai, as the S-3 and Executive Officer for the 61st Medical Evacuation Battalion at Quin Nhon, as Aviation Group Commander for the 571st, 237th, and 236th Medical Detachments (HA) at Phu Bai, and as Aviation Staff Officer and Medical Evacuation Pilot, 67th Medical Group at Da Nang. In Vietnam as a Dustoff pilot, Ernie flew 1386 hours, including a record 1007 hours in 1964 and 1965, becoming the first pilot to log over 1000 combat hours in one year. He left Vietnam in July 1971 and eventually retired as Deputy Director, OCHAMPUS, Assistant Secretary of Defense, in Auroa, Colorado, as a Colonel.
Citation
Interview with Ernie Sylvester,  12 November 2002, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 19 Dec. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0240>.
Pub. Credit Line
OH0240, Ernie Sylvester Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 8 Feb 2008]