The Christopher D. Ammons collection documents his military service during two tours in Vietnam (1967-1970). The collection includes wartime photographs of Vietnam, letters from the front, military documents typical of the period, and souvenirs collected by Ammons from his time “in country.” The material will be of significance to researchers interested in the Vietnam War and its veterans, the experiences of soldiers in modern warfare, and/or the military aspects of United States political history during the 1960s and 1970s.
Nashvillian John L. Sales served in the United States Marine Corps from May 1966 to May 1968. This collection consists of letters written home to his mother, photographs taken in country and on board the USS Iwo Jima, and miscellaneous items.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives is launching Tennessee Remembers: Vietnam Veterans. Our goal is to help veterans of the Vietnam War preserve their history by collecting original documents, stories, and memorabilia related to their in-country experiences during the war.
In an effort to honor the service and valor of Tennessee Vietnam War veterans, TSLA has developed a survey to establish a more complete record of the men and women who served in theater. The survey results will be maintained at TSLA for research and educational purposes.