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Ferrando (Vincent) Vietnam War Correspondence
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Vincent Ferrando Vietnam War correspondence
    source: Ferrando, Karen
    creator: Ferrando, Vincent
    Identifier/Call Number: 2015.066.w.r
    Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1967-12-1968-10
    Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence of SMSgt Vincent Ferrando, United States Army, to his daughter Karen of Clarksville, Tennessee, during the Vietnam War.
    Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, CAWL Archives
    Container: Vietnam 2
    Container: 2

    Content Description

    This collection contains 14 letters by Senior master sergeant (SMSgt) Vincent Ferrando, United States Army, to his nine year old daughter, Karen Ferrando, during the Vietnam War. Ferrando calls his daughter "Botita" in his letters. He does not write much of Vietnam other than the weather. He compliments his daughter on her handwriting and tells her how much he enjoys receiving her letters. In the spring of 1968 he went to Australia for six days and described seeing kangaroos, koala bears, ostriches, and talking parrots.

    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 Karen Ferrando. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Vincent Ferrando 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
    Ferrando, Karen