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The collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents related to the life of John M. Colestock ’65. Series 1 contains items from Colestock’s life before joining the U.S. Navy, while Series 2 includes all items from his service with the Navy until his death in 1969. Potential research interests lie in Gettysburg College’s Vietnam War connections, the personal history of Lt. John M. Colestock, and photographs from the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

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Collection Size

.15 cubic feet

Publication Date

April 2018


Vietnam War, Gettysburg College History (1960-1975), Naval Aviation


Asian History | History | Military History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-222: Lt. John M. Colestock ’65 Papers