Guide to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Team 58 photograph collection, 1964-1965

Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Team 58 photograph collection C0196


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator United States. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Advisory Team 58.
Title Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Team 58 photograph collection
Date 1964-1965
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract The collection contains 198 black and white photographs measuring 3.75 x 2.5 inches, of MACV Team 58's experience in South Vietnam's Choung Thien province.
Collection Number C0196
Language English

Historical Information

MACV (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam) was an organization of military personnel, sent to train and assist South Vietnamese armed forces. Originally, the advisors were sent to support the French military in the First Indochina War and were named MAAG (Military Assistance Advisory Group) Indochina. With the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam, MAAG shifted its focus to the training of South Vietnamese forces in an effort to stem the rising influence of Communism. In 1962 MAAG was replaced by U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) and had grown from a few hundred advisors to over 3,000. At the time the photographs in this collection were taken (1964-1965), Team 58 was stationed in Vi Thanh in the former Chuong Thien province.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains 198 black and white photographs (measuring 3.75 x 2.5 inches) of MACV Team 58 taken by the Administrative NCO and by 1st Lieutenant Al Short in 1964-1965. Photographs in the collection show the day-to-day life in the camp with some images of combat. Photographs of advisors include personnel working in offices, eating meals and enjoying down time, and preparing for a USO show. Several photographs document an assembly with Vietnamese speakers attended by both military advisors and local residents. Photographs also include scenes of the province capital of Vi Thanh, and several photographs taken from an airplane.

Series 1 contains photos taken by one of the Administrative Non-Comissioned Officers in MACV Team 58 in 1965. The series contains five subseries. Subseries 1 contains photographs taken from an assembly in Vi Thanh (probably the transition of the office of province chief from Lieutenant Colonel Diep to Major Nghia according to Al Short); subseries 2 contains photograms of the MACV Team 58 camp; subseries 3 includes Aerial views of Vietnam and images of the camp's runway and pilots; subseries 4 contains images of Vi Thanh,the capital of what was then called Chuong-Thien Province; subseries 5 contains portraits of MAAG Team 58.

Series 2 contains photos taken by Al Short, a 1st Lieutenant in MACV Team 58, in 1964 and 1965, as well as two news articles from 1965. Subseries 1 contains photos from a Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama Team show; subseries 2 contains photos of civic action program activities; subseries 3 contains photos of Vietnamese officials in Choung Thien Province; subseries 4 contains photos of military equipment and aircraft; subseries 5 contains photos of life in Vi Thanh city; subseries 6 contains photos of various Vietnamese military units on operations; subseries 7 contains photos of life in the MACV, Advisory Team 58 compound; subseries 8 contains photos of MACV Advisory Team 58 members; subseries 9 contains photos from an awards ceremony at the MACV Advisory Team 58 compound. Subseries descriptions and arrangement come from Al Short; subseries 10 contains two news articles from Boston from January and May 1965.

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Arrangement

The photographs in this collection are arranged by subject. Arrangement of series 2 was done by Al Short.

Series 1: Photos by Administrative NCO, 1965 (pages 1-26)
Series 2: Photos by Al Short, news articles, 1964-1965 (pages 27-51)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also hold the Oliver F. Atkins photograph collection which includes photographs related to the Vietnam War. The French Communist Party poster collection and the Edwin W. Lynch Vietnam War protest collection both contain anti-Vietnam War materials.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

United States. Army--Photographs.

Geographical Names:

Vi Thanh (Vietnam)--Photographs.
Vietnam--Photographs.

Subjects:

Military camps--Photographs.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Photographs.

Document Types:

Aerial photographs.
Group portraits.
Photographic prints.
Portraits.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Team 58 photograph collection, C0196, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

104 photographs purchased from Between the Covers in August of 2011. An additional 94 photographs donated by Al Short in January 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Korfitzen in November 2011. Al Short material processed by Liz Beckman in January 2017, including revisons to finding aid and Scope and Content note captions provided by Al Short. EAD created by Kristen Korfitzen in November 2011, edited by Liz Beckman in 2017 and 2018.

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Contents List

Series 1: Photos by Administrative NCO (pages 1-26), 1965
Subseries 1.1: Vi Thanh Assembly, 1965
Box Folder
1 1 Assembly speaker 1, early 1965
Assembly speaker 1, early 1965
Man delivering a speech, viewed from behind.
1 Assembly speaker 2, early 1965
Assembly speaker 2, early 1965
Man giving a speech, viewed from right.
1 Assembly speaker 3, early 1965
Assembly speaker 3, early 1965
Man giving a speech, viewed from right.
1 Assembly stage 1, early 1965
Assembly stage 1, early 1965
Man delivering a speech, viewed from the point of view of the crowd behind him.
2 Assembly stage 2, early 1965
Assembly stage 2, early 1965
Man delivering a speech, viewed from the point of view of the crowd behind him.
2 Assembly crowd 1, early 1965
Assembly crowd 1, early 1965
View of the crowd at the assembly including millitary personnel and civilians.
2 Assembly crowd 2, early 1965
Assembly crowd 2, early 1965
Alternate view of the crowd at the assembly.
2 Assembly crowd 3, early 1965
Assembly crowd 3, early 1965
Crowd at assembly with banners displaying Vietnamese slogans.
3 Assembly soldiers 1, early 1965
Assembly soldiers 1 , early 1965
Soldiers at assembly with Vietnamese banner.
3 Assembly soldiers 2, early 1965
Assembly solders 2, early 1965
Soldiers at assembly with Vietnamese banner.
Subseries 1.2: MACV Team 58 Camp, 1965
Box Folder
1 3 Bedroom, early 1965
Bedroom, early 1965
Camp bedroom featuring two beds and a nightstand.
3 Weapons, early 1965
Weapons, early 1965
M1 carbines and M14 hanging on the wall.
4 Camp bedroom 1, early 1965
Camp bedroom 1, early 1965
Wall of a camp bedroom with dresser and clothing hanging on wall.
4 Camp Bedroom 2, early 1965
Camp bedroom 2, early 1965
Camp bedroom with a bed, table and chairs, dresser and nightstand.
4 Camp mess hall 1, early 1965
Camp mess hall 1, early 1965
Camp mess hall with maps of Choung Thien province on an easel.
4 Camp mess hall 2, early 1965
Camp mess hall 2, early 1965
Camp mess hall with maps of Choung Thien province on an easel.
5 Building, early 1965
Building, early 1965
Building made of corrugated metal and hit by Viet Cong mortar fire.
5 Entrance gate 1, early 1965
Entrance gate 1 , early 1965
View of the entrance gate to MACV Team 58 compound. Sign still says MAAG.
5 Camp building 1, early 1965
Camp building 1, early 1965
Building in the camp seen from the side, including sand bag bunker and "gym" workout area.
5 Camp buildings 1, early 1965
Camp buildings 1, early 1965
Aerial view of the camp including several different complexes of buildings.
6 Camp and jeep, early 1965
Camp and jeep , early 1965
Army 3/4 ton truck parked in the Southeast corner of the compound behind bunker and reinforcements made of sandbags.
6 Training center, early 1965
Training center, early 1965
View of South Vietnamese Regional Force/Popular Force (RF/PF) training center across the main canal in Vi Thanh, shot from a team jeep.
6 Camp building 2, early 1965
Camp building 2 , early 1965
Large building in Vi Thanh.
6 Camp building 3, early 1965
Camp building 3 , early 1965
Building in the camp seen from the side.
7 Camp building 4, early 1965
Camp building 4 , early 1965
Duplicate picture.
7 Camp building 5, early 1965
Camp building 5 , early 1965
Building in the camp shot from a different angle.
7 Camp building 6, early 1965
Camp building 6 , early 1965
Building in the camp with corrugated roof.
7 Shed and military advisor, early 1965
Shed and military advisor, early 1965
Small building in the camp with army personnel inside.
8 Repairing camp building, early 1965
Repairing camp building, early 1965
Building in the camp with corrugated roof. A new worker on a lader is making repairs to the building.
8 Camp buildings 2, early 1965
Camp buildings 2 , early 1965
Major Otis A Moran, Sector Senior Advisor, Major Thomas Lavasseur, Assistant Senior Advisor, and an unidentified individual standing outside several buildings in the camp on a Sunday.
8 Entrance gate 2, early 1965
Entrance gate 2, early 1965
View of the entrance gate to MACV Team 58 compound, with a shower and latrine on the right and Vietnamese police serving as gate guards.
8 Camp roofs, early 1965
Camp roofs, early 1965
Overhead shot of corrugated roofs with camp name and location printed on it.
9 USO Show 1, early 1965
USO show 1, early 1965
USO show in the MACV Team 58 mess hall.
9 USO Show 2, early 1965
USO show 2, early 1965
USO show in the MACV Team 58 mess hall.
9 USO Show 3, early 1965
USO show 3, early 1965
USO show in the MACV Team 58 mess hall.
9 USO Show 4, early 1965
USO show 4, early 1965
USO show in the MACV Team 58 mess hall.
10 USO Show 5, early 1965
USO show 5, early 1965
USO show prepartions.
10 USO Show 6, early 1965
USO show 6, early 1965
USO show prepartions.
10 USO Show 7, early 1965
USO show 7, early 1965
USO show prepartions.
10 Mess hall 1, early 1965
Mess hall 1 , early 1965
Military personnel in a mess hall.
11 Camp shed and 3/4 ton truck, early 1965
Camp shed and 3/4 ton truck , early 1965
Small building in the camp with army personnel inside and army 3/4 ton truck.
11 Reparing trailers in courtyard, early 1965
Repairing trailers in courtyard , early 1965
Military personnel outside buildings working on trailers.
11 Mess hall 2, early 1965
Mess hall 2, early 1965
Military personnel in mess hall.
11 Camp building with Vietnamese Police Guards, early 1965
Camp building with Vietnamese Police Guards, early 1965
Vietnamese National Police guarding the compound during the day, with shower and latrine building in the background.
Subseries 1.3: Aviation and Aerial Photography, 1965
Box Folder
1 12 Aerial shot 1, 1965
Aerial shot 1, early 1965
Image of land, taken from an aircraft. Fires on the ground are farmers burning rice straw in fields after the harvest.
12 Aerial shot 2, 1965
Aerial shot 2, early 1965
Image of land, taken from an aircraft. Fires on the ground are farmers burning rice straw in fields after the harvest.
12 Aerial shot 3, 1965
Aerial shot 3, early 1965
Image of land, taken from an aircraft. Fires on the ground are farmers burning rice straw in fields after the harvest.
12 Aerial shot 4, 1965
Aerial shot 4, early 1965
Image of land, taken from an aircraft. Fires on the ground are farmers burning rice straw in fields after the harvest.
13 Vi Thanh airport and aircraft 1, 1965
Vi Thanh airport and aircraft 1, early 1965
Sector L-19 (piper cub) landing at the "new" Vi Thanh airport, completed by Vietnamese engineers in early 1965.
13 Vi Thanh airport and aircraft 2, 1965
Vi Thanh airport and aircraft 2, early 1965
Sector L-19 (piper cub) landing at the "new" Vi Thanh airport, completed by Vietnamese engineers in early 1965.
13 Vi Thanh airport and aircraft 3, 1965
Vi Thanh airport and aircraft 3, early 1965
Sector L-19 (piper cub) landing at the "new" Vi Thanh airport, completed by Vietnamese engineers in early 1965.
13 Military advisors with aircraft, 1965
Military advisors with aircraft, early 1965
Two unidentified US NCOs and Major Thomas LeVasseuer standing at the back of an aircraft.
Subseries 1.4: Vi Thanh, 1965
Box Folder
1 14 Advisory Team 58 names, 1965
Advisory Team 58 names, early 1965
List of the names of Advisory Team 58 members written in the sand.
14 Tennis court in Vi Thanh 1, 1965
Tennis court in Vi Thanh 1, 1965
Local children on court while military personnel play tennis. Vietnamese Brigade Headquarters is in the background.
14 Tennis court in Vi Thanh 2, 1965
Tennis court in Vi Thanh 2, 1965
Military personnel playing tennis. Vietnamese Brigade Headquarters is in the background.
14 Tennis court in Vi Thanh 3, 1965
Tennis court in Vi Thanh 3, 1965
15 River bank, 1965
River bank , 1965
A river bank in Vi Thanh.
15 Store front in Vi Thanh 1, 1965
Store front in Vi Thanh 1, 1965
Store front in Vi Thanh with local residents and military personel.
15 Store front in Vi Thanh 2, 1965
Store front in Vi Thanh 2, 1965
Store front in Vi Thanh with local residents.
15 Store front in Vi Thanh 3, 1965
Store front in Vi Thanh 3, 1965
Store front in Vi Thanh with local residents and military personel.
16 Street scene of Vi Thanh, 1965
Street scene of Vi Thanh, early 1965
Local residents and military personnel.
Subseries 1.5: Portraits, 1965
Box Folder
1 16 Army personnel, 1965
Army personnel, 1965
Major Thomas LeVasseur, Deputy Sector Advisor and a team Administrative NCO posed in uniform.
16 Self portrait, 1965
Self portrait , 1965
Unidentified team Administrative NCO taking a picture in the mirror.
16 Water tower 1, 1965
Water tower 1, 1965
Military advisor taking pictures from the top of the compound water tower.
17 Water tower 2, 1965
Water tower 2, 1965
Military advisor taking pictures from the top of the compound water tower.
17 Water tower 3, 1965
Water tower 3, 1965
Military advisor taking pictures from the top of the compound water tower.
17 1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan 1, 1965
1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan 1 , 1965
1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan sitting in the compound on a Sunday.
17 Gate guards, 1965
Gate guards, 1965
Two Vietnamese Police gate guards sitting behind sandbags in the compound entrance, bunker in the background.
18 Captain Clyde Myer at desk, 1965
Captain Clyde Myer at desk , 1965
Captain Clyde Myer sitting at his desk behind a type writer.
18 Group portrait 1, 1965
Group portrait 1 , 1965
Several team members sitting in the mess hall.
18 Unidentified NCO, 1965
Unidentified NCO, 1965
Unidentified NCO sitting at a desk or table.
18 Vietnamese interpreter 1, 1965
Vietnamese interpreterer 1, 1965
Vietnamese interpreterer sitting at a desk with a map of Choung Thien province behind him.
19 1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan 2, 1965
1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan 2 , 1965
1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan behind the mess hall; generator shed in the rear.
19 Portrait 1, 1965
Portrait 1, 1965
Photograph of an Administrative NCO in a stripped shirt.
19 Major Donald Gluck and Major Otis A. Moran, 1964
Major Donald Gluck and Major Otis A. Moran , 1965
Major Donald Gluck and Major Otis A Moran (incoming and outgoing Senior Sector Advisors) on a Sunday.
19 Man in bed, 1965
Man in bed , 1965
Unidentified lieutenant reading something in bed.
20 Vietnamese interpreter in jeep, 1965
Vietnamese interpreter in jeep, 1965
Vietnamese interpreter for Team 58 driving a jeep at the compound.
20 Group portait at meal time, 1965
Group portrait at meal time, 1965
Group portrait of US and Vietnamese personnel eating a meal, probably at the province chief's home; Major Donald Gluck is second on left.
20 Two men in aircraft, 1965
Two men in aircraft, 1965
Two team NCOs sitting in the back of Caribao Aircraft, one man in the forground faces away from the camera.
20 Man getting a haircut, 1965
Man getting a haircut, 1965
A man getting his haircut in the camp.
21 Man at desk, August 1965
Man at desk, 1965
Administrative NCO at his desk in the sector office.
21 Portrait 2, 1965
Portrait 2, 1965
Photograph of an Administrative NCO (the photographer of most of the pictures in the collection) in a white tee-shirt.
21 Major Thomas LeVasseur with shovel, 1965
Major Thomas LeVasseur with shovel, 1965
Major Thomas LeVasseur washing a shovel in the rear of the compound.
21 Two men at Brigade HQ, 1965
Two men at Brigade HQ, 1965
Captain Whittman and an unidentified officer (rear) at their desks in Brigade HQ.
22 Group portrait volleyball, 1965
Group portrait volleyball, 1965
Group portrait of army personel playing volleyball in the compound; Major Thomas LeVasseur is on the left.
22 Two gate guards at camp, 1965
Two gate guards at camp, 1965
Two Vietnamese Police gate guards sitting in the camp behind sandbags.
22 Vietnamese interpreter and Admin NCO, 1965
Vietnamese interpreter and Admin NCO, 1965
Vietnamese interpreter and Admin NCO in uniform sitting at a desk in the sector office.
22 Admin NCO with cars, 1965
Admin NCO with cars , 1965
An Administrative NCO posing with several cars.
23 Group portrait 2, 1965
Group portrait 2, 1965
Three NCOs sitting around a table in a bedroom.
23 Man with snake, 1965
Man with snake, 1965
Man posing with a Boa constrictor.
23 Water tower 4, 1965
Water tower 4, 1965
Military advisor on water tower taking pictures.
23 Two men with jeeps, 1965
Two men with jeeps, 1965
Two NCOs posed with military jeeps.
24 Portrait 3, 1965
Portrait 3, 1965
Photograph of an Administrative NCO in a white shirt in front of a building.
24 Group portrait 3, 1965
Group portrait 3, 1965
Group portrait of military advisors at a party.
24 Men at mess hall, 1965
Men at mess hall, 1965
Two men in the mess hall, one reading and one at a desk.
24 Men in front of a building, 1965
Men in front of a building, 1965
Captain Whittman (seated) and another man standing in front of a camp building.
25 Commo (communications) NCO, 1965
Commo (communications) NCO , 1965
Communications NCO in uniform posed in the mess hall entry.
25 Admin NCO outside, 1965
Admin NCO outside, 1965
Administrative NCO outside in the compound posed in front of sandbags.
25 USO speed painter, 1965
USO speed painter, 1965
USO speed painter preparing for USO show in the mess hall.
25 Vietnamese interpreter 2, 1965
Vietnamese interpreter 2, 1965
Vietnamese interpreter sitting at his desk with a map of Vietnam behind him.
26 Group portrait 4, 1965
Group portrait 4, 1965
Group portrait of (left to right) Lieutenant Colonel Preston, senior advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Diep, province chief, Captain Loi, Vietnamese inelligence officer, Major Donald Gluck, and unidentified NCOs sitting outside.
26 Group portrait 5, 1965
Group portrait 5, 1965
4 unidentified NCOs sitting outside the rear of the compound with the "gym" in the background.
26 Captains Whitman and Myer, 1965
Captains Whitman and Meyer, 1965
Captain Whitman seated at desk looking at the camera, Captain Clyde Myer with his back to the camera.
26 Pilot and Major Thomas LeVasseur, 1965
Pilot and Major Thomas LeVasseur, 1965
Unidentified USAF Pilot and Major Thomas LeVasseur talking.
Series 2: Photos by Al Short, news articles (pages 27-51), 1964-1965
Subseries 2.1: PSYOP/Culture show, 1965
Box Folder
1 27 Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama show 1, early 1965
Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama show at Sub-Sector Location, likely Duc Long.
27 Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama show 2, early 1965
Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama show at Sub-Sector Location, likely Duc Long.
27 Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama show 3, early 1965
Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama show at Sub-Sector Location, likely Duc Long.
27 Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama show 4, early 1965
Vietnamese Army Cultural Drama team members travelling by boat to performance site.
Subseries 2.2: Civic programs, 1965
Box Folder
1 28 Al Short 1, early 1965
1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short presenting to Vietnamese woman.
28 Military advisors and Vietnamese officials 1, early 1965
Captain Clyde Meyer, Sam Daeli, 1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short, and unidentified Vietnamese Province (Sector) officials.
Subseries 2.3: Viet officials, 1965
Box Folder
1 29 Military advisors and Vietnamese officials 2, early 1965
1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan and Lieutenant Buu having beer in Vi Thanh with an unidentified Vietnamese man.
29 Lieutenant Buu, early 1965
Lieutenant Buu, Sector Logistical Officer.
29 Military advisors and Vietnamese officials 3, early 1965
Captain Loi (Vietnamese Sector Intelligence Officer) and Lieutenant Colonel Zom drinking Budweiser at the MACV compound.
29 Vietnamese officials 1, early 1965
Ken Thien District Chief being promoted to Captain by Province Chief Major Nghia.
30 Vietnamese officials 2, early 1965
Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Ngoc Diep, Choung Thien province chief.
30 Vietnamese officials 3, early 1965
Lieutenant Tri, Provincial Assistant S-5 in field with his PSYOP team.
Subseries 2.4: Military equipment and aircraft, 1965
Box Folder
1 31 Aircraft 1, early 1965
US Army L-19 on the "new" strip at Vi Thanh.
31 Aircraft 2, early 1965
US Army HUEY-B model gun-ships on the ground at Vi Thanh.
31 Aircraft 3, early 1965
US Army troop carying HUEY helicopters departing with Vietnamese forces from Vi Thanh.
31 Jeep, early 1965
Advisory Team 58 Jeep at MACV Team 58 compound gate.
32 "Steam roller", early 1965
French "steam roller," circa 1910.
32 Boat, early 1965
Vietnamese Navy Riverine Assault Group (RAG) 26 vessel.
Subseries 2.5: Vi Thanh city shots, 1964-1965
Box Folder
1 33 Vi Thanh, late 1964/mid 1965
Main street shops in Vi Thanh alongside the main canal.
33 Central market 1, late 1964/mid 1965
Central market in the early morning.
33 Central market 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Central market fruit vendor.
33 Central market 3, late 1964/mid 1965
Central marketplace after a fire.
33 Children 1, late 1964/mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam military dependents (4 children).
33 Children 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam military dependents (10 children).
33 Children 3, late 1964/mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam military dependent (1 child).
33 Army of the Republic of Vietnam compound, late 1964/mid 1965
Gate to Army of the Republic of Vietnam 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry Regiment compound.
34 Portrait of a Vietnamese woman, late 1964/mid 1965
Old woman holding a government propaganda leaflet in the village near Vi Thanh.
34 Portrait of a Vietmanese man, late 1964/mid 1965
Old man in the village near Vi Thanh.
34 Vietnamese woman with newspaper, late 1964/mid 1965
Woman reading a newspaper in the village near Vi Thanh.
34 Vi Thanh canal 1, late 1964/mid 1965
View across the main canal at the east end of Vi Thanh.
35 Vi Thanh canal 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Two US advisors paddling a boat across the main canal at Vi Thanh to go to the Regional Forces/Popular Forces training center.
35 1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan and Vietnamese children 1, late 1964/mid 1965
1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan inside the MACV Advisory Team 58 compound gate with local children.
35 US and Vietnamese soldiers, late 1964/mid 1965
US advisor and Army of the Republic of Vietnam soldier buying snacks from street vendors.
35 Vi Thanh canal 3, late 1964/mid 1965
The main canal in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
36 Vi Thanh canal 4, late 1964/mid 1965
The main canal in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
36 Vi Thanh canal 5, late 1964/mid 1965
Boat traffic on the main canal in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
36 Vi Thanh canal 6, late 1964/mid 1965
Boat traffic on the main canal in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
36 Water buffalo 1, late 1964/mid 1965
Water buffalo and herder next to the MACV Team 58 Compound.
37 Water buffalo 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Three water buffalo next to the MACV Team 58 Compound
37 Barges 1, late 1964/mid 1965
Large barges from Cambodia hauling rock for the "new" airfield construction at Vi Thanh.
37 Barges 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Large barges from Cambodia hauling rock for the "new" airfield construction at Vi Thanh.
37 Barges 3, late 1964/mid 1965
Barge hauling fresh water in Vi Thanh.
38 Popular Force guards, late 1964/mid 1965
Popular Force guards at the "new" airfield.
38 MACV Team 58 Compound 1, late 1964/mid 1965
View out the gate of the MACV Team 58 Compound at sundown.
38 Regional Force blockhouse, late 1964/mid 1965
Regional Force block house in the vicinity of Duc Long.
38 Bridge and canal, late 1964/mid 1965
View from a jeep on the bridge at Duc Long crossing the main canal.
Subseries 2.6: Various Vietnamese military units, 1965
Box Folder
1 39 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry 1, early-mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment in the field in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
39 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry 2, early-mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment in the field in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
39 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry 3, early-mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment in the field in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
39 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry 4, early-mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment in the field in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
40 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry 5, early-mid 1965
Army of the Republic of Vietnam 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment in the field in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
40 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry 6, early-mid 1965
Battalion commander of the 2nd Battalion/31st Infantry regiment in the field southwest of Vi Thanh.
40 Captain Paul Yuracheck and Vietnamese children, early-mid 1965
Captain Paul Yuracheck, Senior Advisor of the 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment practicing Vietnamese with children while the Vietnamese Battalion Commander lies in a hammock.
40 Captain Paul Yuracheck with Vietnamese soldiers, early-mid 1965
Captain Paul Yuracheck with the Vietnamese Battalion Commander and radio operator southwest of Vi Thanh.
41 Buddhist pagoda 1, early-mid 1965
Buddhist pagoda (Kai Suu?) southwest of Vi Thanh.
41 Buddhist pagoda 2, early-mid 1965
Buddhist pagoda (Kai Suu?) southwest of Vi Thanh.
41 Buddhist pagoda 3, early-mid 1965
Building near Buddhist pagoda (Kai Suu?) southwest of Vi Thanh; Battalion Commanding Officer without helmet.
42 PSYOP team and 31st Infantry regiment 1, early-mid 1965
Provincial PSYOP team members working with 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment southwest of Vi Thanh.
42 PSYOP Team and 31st Infantry Regiment 2, early-mid 1965
Provincial PSYOP team members working with 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment southwest of Vi Thanh.
42 PSYOP Team and 31st Infantry Regiment 3, early-mid 1965
Provincial PSYOP team members working with 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment southwest of Vi Thanh.
42 PSYOP Team and 31st Infantry Regiment 4, early-mid 1965
Provincial PSYOP team members working with 2nd Battalion 31st Infantry regiment southwest of Vi Thanh.
43 PSYOP Team, early-mid 1965
Provincial PSYOP team members embarked in landing craft enroute to an operation with Regional Forces/Popular Forces.
43 Captain James Degan 1, mid 1965
Captain James Degan, Regional Forces advisor, on operation in the vicinity of Vi Thanh.
43 Captain James Degan 2, mid 1965
Captain James Degan, Regional Forces advisor, on operation in the vicinity of Vi Thanh crossing a small canal.
Subseries 2.7: Life in the MACV Team 58 compound, 1964-1965
Box Folder
1 44 MACV Team 58 Compound 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Room in a "long house" on the MACV Advisory Team 58 Compound.
44 Sunday at the MACV Team 58 Compound 1, late 1964/mid 1965
Sunday afternoon get-together between the buildings.
44 Sunday at the MACV Team 58 Compound 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Sunday night barbeque with three team Non-Commissioned Officers doing the cooking
44 Sunday at the MACV Team 58 Compound 3, late 1964/mid 1965
Sunday "service" in the compound - Lieutenant Colonel Preston and two unidentified Non-Commissioned Officers
45 Sunday at the MACV Team 58 Compound 4, late 1964/mid 1965
Sunday afternoon sing along with Captain Eugene J. Wyles on guitar, Major Donald Gluck, Major Thomas LeVasseur, Jr, Captain John Coyne, Captain Stanley Bonta, Captain Clyde Meyers, and Lieutenant Colonel Preston.
45 Sunday at the MACV Team 58 Compound 5, late 1964/mid 1965
Mess hall meeting on a Sunday - Major Otis Moran, Major Donald Gluck, Major Thomas LeVasseur, Jr, and Captain Clyde Meyers
45 Al Short 2, late 1964/mid 1965
1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short in the "library," a corner of the mess hall.
45 1st Lietenant Kevin Renahan and Vietnamese Children 2, late 1964/mid 1965
1st Lieutenant Kevin Renahan and two Vietnamese children.
45 Captain John Coyne 1, late 1964/mid 1965
Portrait of Captain John Coyne.
45 Captain John Coyne 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Portrait of Captain John Coyne.
45 Captain John Coyne 3, late 1964/mid 1965
Portrait of Captain John Coyne.
46 Captain John Coyne 4, late 1964/mid 1965
Captain John Coyne reading mail from home.
46 Catholic orphanage, late 1964/mid 1965
Major Thomas J. LeVasseur with a Vietnamese interpreter presenting gifts to the Mother Superior at the Catholic orphanage.
46 Al Short 3, late 1964/mid 1965
1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short in the Chinese Park in the vicinity of the Province Chief's office, Vi Thanh.
46 Al Short 4, late 1964/mid 1965
2nd Lieutenant Albert V. Short in the Chinese Park in the vicinity of the Province Chief's office, Vi Thanh.
47 Al Short 5, late 1964/mid 1965
3rd Lieutenant Albert V. Short in the Chinese Park in the vicinity of the Province Chief's office, Vi Thanh.
47 Dinner with Choung Thien Province Chief, late 1964/mid 1965
Dinner hosted by Choung Thien Province Chief, Lieutenant Nguyen Ngoc Diep, with Major Otis A. Moran and Major Donald Gluck.
Subseries 2.8: Team members, 1964-1965
Box Folder
1 48 1st Lieutenant Roland Johnson, late 1964/mid 1965
1st Lieutenant Ronald Johnson in the team mess hall on a Sunday.
48 Captain Royal, late 1964/mid 1965
Captain Royal having coffee in the team mess hall on a Sunday.
48 1st Lieutenant Eugene Gray, late 1964/mid 1965
1st Lieutenant Eugene Gray in Team 58 mess hall in Vi Thanh.
48 Captain Clyde E. Meyers, late 1964/mid 1965
Captain Clyde E. Meyers and Sargent Van Corbach surveying the "new" Vi Thanh airfield.
48 Captain Thomas, late 1964/mid 1965
Captain Thomas of the US Air Force.
48 Captain James Degan 3, late 1964/mid 1965
Captain James Degan taking a smoke break.
48 Military advisors and Vietnamese officials 4, late 1964/mid 1965
Captain John Coyne, Captain Loi (Vietnamese Provincial Intelligence Officer), and Major Thomas J. Levasseur, Jr. at the Brigade HQ map.
48 Military advisors and Vietnamese officials 5, late 1964/mid 1965
US light weapons infantry Non-Commissioned Officer and his Vietnamese counterpart drinking beer in a Vi Thanh restauraunt.
Subseries 2.9: Awards ceremony, 1964-1965
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1 49 Award ceremony 1, late 1964/mid 1965
Major Otis A. Moran presenting the Combat Infantryman's Badge to 1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short. Also pictured are Captain John Coyne, Sergeants Spearman and Creamer, Captain Royal, and Captain Clyde E. Meyers.
49 Award ceremony 2, late 1964/mid 1965
Major Otis A. Moran presenting the Combat Infantryman's Badge to 1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short. Lieutenant Colonel Diep, the province chief, is in the background.
49 Award ceremony 3, late 1964/mid 1965
Lietenant Colonel Diep, Province Chief, congratulates 1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short on award of Combat Infantryman's Badge. Also pictured are Captain John Coyne and Sergeants Spearman and Creamer.
49 Award ceremony 4, late 1964/mid 1965
Lietenant Colonel Diep, Province Chief, congratulates 1st Lieutenant Albert V. Short on award of Combat Infantryman's Badge. A team administrative Non-Commissioned Officer and Vietnamese National Police guards are also pictured.
Subseries 2.10: News articles, 1965
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1 50 Record American, Boston article, "Mekong Delta crucial in Viet War" January 1, 1965
51 Boston Advertiser article, "Our New England Boys in Vietnam" late 1964/mid 1965
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