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Vietnam Photograph Album

Identifier: MS 00205

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Content Description

Collection of photographs from the Vietnam conflict. Most of the pictures are of African American soldiers in their encampment in Vietnam and shots of their interaction with the local Vietnamese women and children. One picture shows the back of an Army soldier with the writing, "When I die I'll go to Heaven Because I've Spent My Time in Hell. Long Binh Bien Hoa, Vietnam, 1967- 1968." Along with the wording is also an outline of North and South Vietnam. There are also photographs of a base including a sand bag bunker, shipments from cargo planes, tanks, and vehicles on the base. Some of the photographs are labeled on the back with the name Jerry Milner, whom it is assumed created the pictures. Additionally, there is a picture of the 4th Platoon of the H 21 Unit at Basic Combat Training from Fort Ord, California dated 17 October 1966. 27 of the 49 men in the photograph signed the back of the picture.


  • Creation: 1965- 1968


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository