Finding Aid for the Alan Tompkins Vietnam War correspondence 2014.007.w.rd
Center for American War Letters Archives
Orange, CA 92866
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
This collection is open for research.
Gift of Alan Tompkins.
[Item title], Alan Tompkins Vietnam War correspondence (2014.007.w.r), Center for American War Letters, Chapman University, CA.
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.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Naval operations, American
United States. -- Navy
Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Vietnam.
Tompkins, Alan -- Correspondence