Class Year

2019

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Description

The collection includes maps, photographs, documents, and correspondence related to the service of LTC Richard F. Pendleton ’63 and the Vietnam War. These include detailed maps and items highlighting aspects of Pendleton’s time in Vietnam and broader pieces regarding different aspects of the Vietnam War era. Much of this correspondence is in the form of e-mails written many years after the war, and thus includes the personal opinions and biases of their authors. The printed articles included in the collection were also selected by Pendleton and reflect his interests and opinions on the war and its aftermath; they are not necessarily sources original to the Vietnam War era. The collection includes deep information on and discussions of Pendleton’s advisory team and its operations in Vietnam as a major strength, though it may not be as useful for those seeking first-hand information of those who served in different types of units and organizations. Potential research interests include the work of MACV Advisory Teams, intelligence operations in Vietnam, and veterans’ perspectives on the war.

This collection includes some graphic content in Binder 1-2, most notably images of dead Viet Cong soldiers.

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Collection Size

3.5 Cubic Feet

Publication Date

December 2018

Keywords

Richard F. Pendleton, Vietnam War, Correspondence, MACV Advisory Teams

Disciplines

Asian History | History | Military History | United States History

MS-235: LTC Richard F. Pendleton ‘63 Papers

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