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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Cotter Family Vietnam War correspondence
    source: Cotter, Carol
    Identifier/Call Number: 2015.088.w.r
    Identifier/Call Number: 1300
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet (5 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1959 - 1971
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by Gary George Cotter, John Thomas Cotter, George Joseph Cotter Jr., and Lawrence (Larry) Jerome Cotter to their parents and siblings during the Vietnam War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: Vietnam 1
    Container: 7-11

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Carol Cotter


    This collection is arranged by author and date.
    • Series 1, Correspondence from Gary G. Cotter
    • Series 2, Correspondence from John T. Cotter
    • Series 3, Correspondence from George J. Cotter, Jr.
    • Series 4, Correspondence from Larry J. Cotter
    • Series 5, Family tree

    Biographical / Historical

    Private Gary George Cotter, United States Army serviceman (rank unknown) John Thomas Cotter, United States Marine Corps serviceman (rank unknown) George Joseph Cotter Jr., United States Army serviceman (rank uknown) Lawrence Jerome Cotter, United States Navy

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title], Cotter Brothers Vietnam War correspondence (2015.088.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains correspondence written by four Cotter brothers to their parents and siblings during the Vietnam War. Also included is a detailed family tree ranging from 1891-2004.
    Private Gary George Cotter served in the 1st Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Artillery, U.S. Army.
    Serviceman (rank unknown) John Thomas Cotter served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
    Serviceman (rank unknown) George Joseph Cotter Jr. served in the US Army.
    Serviceman (rank unknown) Lawrence (Larry) Jerome Cotter served in the U.S Navy.
    Paul Allan Cotter was a fifth brother. Paul was also in the service but the donor, Carol Cotter, could not find any of his correspondence.

    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.
    United States. -- Army.
    United States. -- Marine Corps
    United States. -- Navy
    Cotter, Carol
    Cotter, Gary George
    Cotter, John Thomas
    Cotter, George Joseph, Jr.
    Cotter, Lawrence Jerome
    Cotter, Paul Allan