Finding Aid for the Jim E. Mulligan Vietnam War correspondence collection 2015.067.w.r

Lauren Menges
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: Jim E. Mulligan, Jr. Vietnam War correspondence
source: Johnson, Shirley M.
creator: Mulligan, Jim E., Jr.
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.067.w.r
Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1967-06-1967-09
Abstract: This collection contains three letters from PFC Jim E. Mulligan, United States Army, to his family during the Vietnam War.
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
Container: Vietnam 2
Container: 1

Content Description

This collection contains three correspondence written by PFC Jim E. Mulligan, Jr. to his Aunt Virginia and her family of Corry, Pennsylvania. Mulligan was part of the 133rd Engineers Detachment in the United States Army. Mulligan was based at Vung-Tau 40 miles south of Saigon. He describes building water towers and heliports. He was later located at Duc-Pho and attached to a unit that supported the 101st Airborne Division.
In his letter dated June 29, 1967, he describes his impression of the local population: "The people here aren't really much different from any other people from other deprived countries. I don't really trust any of them because I can't really tell who's who, the V.C. from the South Vietnamese that is."

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Shirley M. Johnson. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Box number, Folder number], Jim E. Mulligan Vietnam War correspondence (2015.067.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Vietnam.
Correspondence -- Vietnam War -- 1961-1975
United States. Army.
Johnson, Shirley M.