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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Alan Tompkins Vietnam War correspondence
    source: Tompkins, Alan
    Identifier/Call Number: 2014.007.w.rd
    Identifier/Call Number: 190
    Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1967 May 21
    Abstract: This collection consists of one letter from Alan Tompkins, USN, to his family, dated May 21, 1967.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: Vietnam 1
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Alan Tompkins.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title], Alan Tompkins Vietnam War correspondence (2014.007.w.r), Center for American War Letters, Chapman University, CA.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/atompkins_collection/
    This collection consists of one letter from Alan Tompkins, United States Navy to his family during the Vietnam War. The letter is dated May 21, 1967 and was written letter while Tompkins was stationed in the Gulf of Tonkin, aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31).
    Of interest is his mentioning of a step-up in the war effort, with an increase in bombing missions into North Vietnam. He also mentions the addition of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, along with many other, smaller ships to the taskforce.

    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) -- Naval operations, American
    United States. -- Navy
    Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Vietnam.
    Tompkins, Alan
    Tompkins, Alan -- Correspondence