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Collection Paul G. Dunwiddie
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1965
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and slides, 1967-1968
Year Range from 1967
Year Range to 1968
Event Vietnam War
Description Color slides and assorted manuscripts pertaining to Paul G. Dunwiddie, a Janesville, Wisconsin, resident who served with the 7th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery stationed at Tay Ninh during the Vietnam War. The majority of the collection is color slides taken by Dunwiddie while serving during the war. The slides are organized according to their original arrangement in two different slide carousels. Included are images of helicopters, the base at Tay Ninh, some scenery, local residents, fellow soldiers, and Dunwiddie. The slides from carousel A pertain mainly to the base at Tay Ninh, and generally depict everyday activities, images of the mascot dog for his unit, and the perimeter at night. Carousel B features landscapes and some soldiers in the field, along with images from his rest and relaxation in Sidney, Australia. Also included are slides of Dunwiddie with his family prior to leaving for Vietnam, his graduation from school in 1966, and a few slides from his return home after his service. Loose slides are similar to those found in the carousels, but were not originally organized with them. Manuscripts are photocopies of a few notes Dunwiddie sent home. Most of the notes provide descriptive details of the slides, but are not in the order they were in the carousels. After the war, Dunwiddie returned to Wisconsin and eventually graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and eventually moved to Washington state.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder) and
Slides : 0.2 linear ft. (1 archives box)
History A Janseville native, Dunwiddie served in the Vietnam War from 1967-1968. After returning home from his service, Dunwiddie attended both UW Whitewater and UW Madison. According to his father, Alan Dunwiddie, Paul suffered from PTSD and eventually moved to Washington state to live a reclusive life in the countryside.
Biographical Record Dunwiddie, Paul G.
Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Janesville.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Janesville.
Veterans -- Washington (State)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Aerial operations.
Soldiers -- Recreation.
Soldiers -- Family relationships.
Dunwiddie, Paul G., b. 1948.
United States. Army -- Mascots.
United States. Army. Field Artillery Regiment, 11th. Battalion, 7th.
Color slides.
Tây Ninh (Vietnam)
Search Terms Vietnam War