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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Sidney A. Scholl Vietnam War correspondence
    Creator: Scholl, Sidney A.
    source: Short, Raymond C.
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.206.w.r
    Physical Description: .08 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1970 September 23
    Abstract: This collection contains one correspondence from PFC Sidney A. Scholl, USA, to his friend Raymond C. Short during the Vietnam War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: Vietnam 2
    Container: 14
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Raymond C. Short


    This collection is arranged by material type, author, and date.

    Biographical / Historical

    Private First Class Sydney A. Scholl, United States Army was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Franklin Junior High School from 1962 to 1965 and graduated from Washington High School in 1967. Information provided by Raymond C. Short.

    Access Information

    Donor retains any copyright and related rights. For more information, consult original donation form.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Sidney A. Scholl Vietnam War correspondence (2017.206.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains one correspondence from PFC Sidney A. Scholl, USA to his friend Raymond C. Short during the Vietnam War. In his letter, PFC Scholl briefly mentions several topics, such as going to a "Dum-Dum" school where he learned about booby traps and the weapons he'll be using, seeing several firefights at night while on guard duty, being part of an armored unit, and the "house girls" who do laundry of where he's stationed.
    The envelope that the letter was enclosed in has a small map of Vietnam printed on the front. On the map, Scholl marked an "X" just northeast of Saigon, which might have been his location at the time of writing the letter.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Correspondence
    Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Vietnam.
    Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Equipment and supplies
    Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Battlefields
    Short, Raymond C.
    Short, Raymond C.