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Collection Victor Elliot
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1727
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and still images, 1965-1997 [bulk 1966-1967].
Year Range from 1965
Year Range to 1997
Event Vietnam War
Description Papers and still images pertaining to the service of Victor Elliot, a Richland Center, Wisconsin, resident who served in the 1st Platoon, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Regiment, 4th Division during the Vietnam War. The collection is comprised mainly of slides taken by Elliot while serving in Vietnam from 1966-1967 (Box 1). The slides are arranged in the same order originally arranged by Elliot. Most of the slides are of soldiers relaxing and posing with various weapons, and various landscapes that include images of the surrounding scenery and details of his base. Other images feature various Vietnamese cities and Vietnamese civilians, helicopters in flight and aerial photographs of the Vietnamese landscape, and USO shows. The collection also includes a series of images taken of a unit on patrol, details of dead Vietnamese soldiers, and of a mass grave (Box 1, Folder 4). Loose photographs include two black and white images from Elliot's basic training, a color photograph of him posing with his family before being deployed, and additional photographs of Elliot while in Vietnam. One image shows Elliot receiving a haircut from Marc Rowan, a fellow soldier from Eagle River, Wisconsin. The manuscripts in the collection were organized by Rowan during his efforts to contact veterans of the 3rd Battalion in order to compile their stories into a book about their service. The mansucripts include poems, photocopies from news articles about the unit while in Vietnam, and a narrative from Rowan about his efforts to collect the stories.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Still images : 0.2 linear ft. (1 box and 1 folder)
Biographical Record Elliott, Victor A.
Subjects Soldiers -- Recreation.
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Richland Center.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Marshall.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Eagle River.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Casualties.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Equipment and supplies.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Destruction and pillage.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 4th. Infantry, 22nd. Battalion, 3rd.
United States. Army -- Military life.
Color slides.
Color photographs.
Black-and-white photographs.
Search Terms Vietnam War