Finding Aid for Carole Nelson Vietnam War correspondence 2014.061.w.rd

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

Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Carole Nelson Vietnam War correspondence
source: Nelson-Meyers, Carole
Identifier/Call Number: 2014.061.w.rd
Identifier/Call Number: 198
Physical Description: 0.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): 1968 February 4 - 1969 December 22
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from two servicemen to Carole Nelson from key combat areas during the Vietnam War.
Language of Material: English .
Container: Vietnam 1
Container: 5
Container: 1

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carole Nelson-Meyers


This collection is arranged in chronological order.

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.

Scope and Contents

This collection is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons:
This collection contains 23 letters from two soliders to Carole Nelson (now Carole Nelson-Meyers) during the Vietnam War. A majority of the collection was written by Larry Waggoner, United States Marine Corps, the rest by Paul Sweet, United States Navy.
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.

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) -- Vietnam.
Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Correspondence
Battle of Khe Sanh (2nd) (Vietnam : 1968)
Nelson-Meyers, Carole
Sweet, Paul W.
Waggoner, Larry E.