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Vietnam War Student Paper Collection





This collection of personal experience monographs and student papers describe combat operations, actions and campaigns in such areas as the IA Drang Valley, South Vietnam, North Vietnam and Laos. The content does not represent an official view or publication only the opinions of the authors who wrote them.





 

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The following is a collection of photographs and letters sent to college friends, dated from 27 November 1969 to 26 May 1970, from John Cook. Mr. Cook served with the 1st Infantry Division, 2-16th Infantry, as a 1st Lieutenant in the Long Binh area of Vietnam. After his military career he served as an Army Librarian in Europe and as the Director at Sayers Memorial Library, Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired in 2004 after 35 years of combined federal service. Posted with permission from Mr. Cook.


The following memoir was written by LTC (r) Thomas W. Stewart, who discusses his experiences in the Dewey Canyon II/Lam Son 719 Operation in Vietnam. He is also mentioned in the book "Mounted Combat in Vietnam". He retired in 1984. Posted with permission from the Stewart family via Phillip Linn, LTC (r), treasurer with the National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation.


CLICK HERE! The Virtual Wall: Vietnam Veterans Memorial - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC honors those who died in the Vietnam War. Their relatives and friends leave letters, poems, and photographs at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and on this web site. The site also includes links to web sites related to the Vietnam War.


E-resource: "Peers Inquiry: Report of the Department of the Army Review of the Preliminary Investigations into the My Lai Incident. Posted on Web site with permission from the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress.


E-resource: "Investigation of the My Lai Incident: Hearings of the Armed Services Investigating Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, Ninety-First Congress, 2nd Session, under Authority of H. Res. 105. Hearings held on April 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30; May 8, 9, 12, 13; and June 9, 10 and 22, 1970. Report dated July 15, 1970. Posted on Web site with permission from the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress.


E-resource: "WSB-TV newsfilm clip of a reporter John Philp conducting street interviews with civilians and soldiers outside the commissary following the conviction of lieutenant William Calley for his role in the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1971 March 30. Linked on Web site from the Civil Rights Digital Library, Digital Library of Georgia.

 

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Bailey, Robert N. CPT, "Operations of Company A, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, in the Attack of a Fortified Base in War Zone C, Republic of Vietnam,2-5 February 1967"

Beeler, Robert CPT, "Operations of the 2nd Platoon (Rein), Company B, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division (Rein), FMF, on a Patrol in Support of Operation Holt from 2-6 July 1966 in Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Black, Gorham L. CPT, "Personnel situation in the 1st Battalion, 48th Regiment, 10th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces"

Blair, John D. IV CPT, "Operations of Special Forces Detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, in the Defense of the Special Forces Camp at A Shau, Republic of Vietnam, 9-12 March 1966"

Blashfield, William A. MAJ, "Operations of the Tuyen Duc Sector Intelligence Platoon (ARVN) in the Airmobile Reinforcement of Tahine, Republic of Vietnam, 8-18 December 1967"

Brazee, Frederick E. CPT, "Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong Delta, Republic of Vietnam, 16 February 1967-10 January 1968"

Brooks, Robert L. CPT, "Logistic Operations within Tay Ninh Sector, Tay Ninh Province, RVN, in Support of Regional and Popular Forces from 6 Juen 1965 to 20 November 1965"

Camp, William J. CPT, "Operations of the 1st Company, 2nd Battalion, 49th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Army Republic of Vietnam, in a Search and Destroy Mission on 29 April 1967, in Hau Nghia Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Carroll, Robert C. CPT, "Operations of the Long Range Reconnaissance Platoon, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), Prior to and during a Brigade Search and Destroy Mission in the Republic of Vietnam, Operation Sioux City, 26 September - 9 October 1966"

Cassady, John R. II CPT, "Operations of Company E (Provisional), 5th Special Forces Group (ABN), 1st Special Forces, in the Airborne Assault of Dia Diem Bunard, South Vietnam, 30 March to 2 April 1967"

Davis, James R. CPT, "Operations of Company B, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry, in Employing an Economy of Force Reconnaissance Squad in the Republic of South Vietnam, 30 March-1 April 1967"

Davis, Wayne L. CPT, "Operations of the 1st Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division (AM), in a Search and Destroy Mission from 23 October - 25 November 1965, in Pleiku-Plei Me Area, Republic of Vietnam"

Davison, Daniel P. CPT, "Operations of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Divison (Airmobile), in Support of Revolutionary Development Operations, 25 August 1966 through 25 February 1967, Operation Byrd, in Binh Thuan Province Republic of Vietnam"

Diduryk, Myron CPT, "Operations of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in a Search and Destroy Mission on 15 February 1966 During Operation White Wing (Eagles Claw) in Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Edwards, Robert H. CPT, "Operations of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in the Airmobile Assault of Landing Zone X-ray, IA Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam, 14-16 November 1965"

Gayle, Andrew C. CPT, "Operations of 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry, in North Tay Ninh Province, Republic of South Vietnam"

Guinyard, Bernard A. CPT, "Operations of the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division (ARVN), in a Search and Destroy Mission on 15-16 July 1966, in Kien Phong Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Haygood, James L. MAJ, "Combat Operations of the 1st Battalion, 33rd Infantry Regiment, 21st Infantry Division (ARVN), 42nd DTA, IV Tactical Corps, In a Search and Destroy Mission, on 15-16 February 1967, in Choung Thein Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Hensel, Mark C. CPT, "Operations of the 15th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division (ARVN) in a Reaction Operation from 1 December 1964 to 8 December 1964 in An Giang Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Hightower, Robert W. CPT, "Operations of the 39th Civil Guard Battalion, Vinh Binh Province, Republic of Vietnam, during the Periods 12-13 September and 7-8 November 1963"

Jaeger, Thomas W. CPT, "Prisoner of War: An Analysis and Comparison of the Treatment and Conditions the American Prisoner of War has been Exposed to During the Vietnam War" (Research and Personal Experience)

Johnson, Marshall B. CPT, "Operations of the 9th Battalion, Airborne Division (ARVN), in a Search and Destroy Operation, 27-28 May 1967 in Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Johnston, Robert C. CPT, "Ba Dua, South Vietnam: An example of pacification in action"

Klein, Stephen CPT, "Operations of Company B, 1st Battalion, Airborne, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Airmobile, on a Search and Destroy Operation on 12 and 13 February 1966 in Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Kirschenbauer, George W. CPT, "Operations of Company B, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, During Operation Cedar Falls, Republic of Vietnam, 9-10 January 1967"

Laird, Jerry P. CPT, "The Training, Infiltration, and Operations of a North Vietnamese Soldier from 12 April 1963 to 11 June 1966 in North and South Vietnam and Laos"

McMahon, Robert W. CPT, "Operations of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in the Attack Upon a Main Force Viet Cong Heavy Weapons Battalion, in the Vicinity of Bong Son, South Vietnam, 16-17 February 1966"

Morgan, Paul F. CPT, "Operations of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, in a Pacification Mission (Operation Fairfax), January through October 1967 in Gia Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Myers, Donald J. CPT, "Operations of the 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (ARVN), in the Attack of a Fortified Hamlet on 28 May, 1965, in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Pace, Peter CPT, "Battle for Khe Sanh: An Analysis of General William C. Westmoreland's Decision in January 1968 to Reinforce and Defend the Khe Sanh Combat Base (Research)"

Snow, Joseph T. CPT, "Operations of the 1st Company, 8th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ARVN), along National Highway 21, Republic of Vietnam, 5-9 March 1967"

Sugdinis, Joel E. CPT, "Operations of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division, near Bong Son, An Thi, Republic of Vietnam, 25-29 January 1966" (Masher Operation)

Tarr, Jack K. CPT, "Operations of the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) Replacement Training School on a Search and Destroy Mission on 11 and 12 May 1967 in Bien Hoa Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Taylor, John M. Jr. CPT, "Operations of the 1st Platoon, Forward Area Signal Center, B Company, 501st Signal Battalion (Airborne), in Support of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division West of Ben Cat, Republic of Vietnam, 4-16 December 1965"

Thomas, John K. CPT, "Operations of the III Corps Ranger Group (ARVN), in a search and destroy mission (Operation Toledo) while OPCON to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, on 14 August-1 September 1966, in Long Khan, Phuoc Tuy Province, Republic of Vietnam". Maps A and B are located on library's "Maps for Student Papers" web page.

Thompson, James P. MAJ, "Operation of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade (Separate), in a Search and Destroy Mission During Operation Attleboro, 18 October 1966 to 12 November 1966, in Tay Province, Republic of Vietnam"

Thomerson, Gary J. MAJ, "Infantry Brigade Civic Action Mission in South Vietnam"

Vail, Thomas D. CPT, "An Analysis of the Code of Conduct at the Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton), North Vietnam"

Willis, Benjamin L. CPT, "Operations of Company A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 327th Infantry in Operation Hawthorne, Kontum Province, Vietnam, 2-19 June 1966"

Wilson, Bruce MAJ, "Operations of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Offensive Search Operations for a Specific Enemy Unit, in the IA Drang Valley, Republic of Vietnam, 10 August 1966"