Finding Aid for Carole Nelson Vietnam War Correspondence 2014.061.w.r

Daniel Levy
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Carole Nelson Vietnam War Correspondence
source: Nelson-Meyers, Carole
Identifier/Call Number: 2014.061.w.r
Physical Description: 0.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1968-1969
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
Abstract: Letters written by Larry Waggoner (3rd Force Recon) and Paul Sweet (sailor, USS Canopus (AS-34)) to Carol Nelson from key combat areas during the Vietnam War, 1968-1969.
Container: Vietnam 1
Container: 5

Preferred Citation

[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"],Carole Nelson Vietnam War correspondence (2014.061.w.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carole Nelson-Meyers

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


Letters are housed in one folder, in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Scope and Contents

[Carole Nelson is the recipient of these letters, not the author]
This collection contains 23 letters from two soliders, Larry Waggoner and Paul Sweet, writing to Carole Nelson (now Carole Nelson-Meyers). A majority of the collection was written by Waggoner.
Larry Waggoner was a radioman in the 3rd Recon Force. In one of Larry's letters, dated 18 July 1968, he described how there's a bounty on his head, along with his fellow soldiers. The North Vietnamese Army offered a $50 reward for any member of the 3rd Recon Force brought in dead or alive. The donor of the collection states that he was in the battle of Quang Tri, Da Nang, Cua Viet, Khe Sanh, and Dong Ha.
Paul Sweet was a sailor who worked on the USS Canopus (AS-34), a submarine tender that supplies and supports submarines.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam.
Nelson-Meyers, Carole
Sweet, Paul W.
Waggoner, Larry E.