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Tennesseans in Vietnam : A List of Published Materials

Tennesseans in Vietnam: a list of published material is a list of published data on Tennessee men and women who served in Vietnam 1961 - 1975. It includes only material brought to the attention of TSLA staff. A bibliography of known works containing memoirs of Tennesseans in Vietnam follows the list. TSLA welcomes additions, corrections and suggestions. Contact Ronald A. Lee, TSLA, 403 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37243 (615-741-2764, telephone; 615-741-6471, fax; reference.tsla@tn.gov, e-mail).


 

Aderman, Bob / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back, 1990


Allen, Charlie, Jr. / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989)


Allison, Eugene / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)


Anderson, Douglas / Corpsman, 3rd Batt, 1st Marines, 1967-68, Nui Kim San / playwright, director, actor, NY city; native of Tennessee

  • Play: Short timers, produced in NY 1981
  • War memoir in: Everything we had (1982), pp 57-65

Anderson, Russell / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 89-96

Anonymous / Sullivan County

  • War memoirs filed in TSLA vertical file under "Vietnamese War". Written by an American in Vietnam 1970 - 1972 and filed with TSLA in July of 1999.

Barton, Jack / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Bates, Doug / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Black, Capt. John David / Johnson City, TN

  • Prisoner of war, featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Brumbalough, Bobby & Joan / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Brunson, Lt. Cecil Hugh / Memphis, TN; U. S. Air Force

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Burchfield, Rankin, Jr. / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 163-167

Burton, Ted A. / Poor Valley, Hawkins County, TN / Army medic 1967-1968

  • Memoir in: Landing zones (1990) pp. 69-78

Butler, Melvin J. / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Caron, D. Phillip / Antioch, TN

  • Eagles and other prey. A Vietnam experience in prose and poetry. Volunteer Publications, 1989

Carver, Ricardo / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Chambers, James (Wes) / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 105-119

Chambers, Ron & Seawillow / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)
  • Memoir in The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era,  pp. 97-111:  "Seawillow Chambers:  Soldier's Wife"

Coffey, Tony / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 21-27

Colson, Terry / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Cooper, William Fayette / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 121-127

Corn, Bill / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Cross, Danny W., O.D. / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Crozier, Ted "Wild Turkey" / Clarksville, TN, ret'd Army Colonel, served as Mayor for eight years / 101st Airborne

  • War memoirs in: Wings of the eagle (1994)

Davis, Sp4 James Thomas / Livingston, TN / d. Dec. 22, 1961 / Shot from ambush, Dec. 22, 1961, became first US serviceman to die in action in South Vietnam

  • Featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book, pp 337-338

Deering, Sgt. John A. / Clinton, TN / U. S. Marine Corps

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Doss, LCDR Dale W. / U. S. Navy

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue book

Durham, James P. "Bull" / P.O. Box 10 Halls, TN 38040 / 362nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, Pleiku, 1969-1970

  • bluegrass and country, guitar and vocals; Bull Durham's Songs of SEA, 1971; Bull Durham's Songs of SAC, 1963;
  • performer on In Country, 1991.

Elkins, Frank C.

  • The heart of a man; a naval pilot's Vietnam diary. Naval Institute Press, 1991 (reprint). Published posthumously by his widow

Ennis, Patrick L. / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Flatt, Mike & Mary / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

"Friend", a / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 159-162

Gaddis, Col. Norman / Knoxville, TN / U.S. Air Force

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Gallaher, Bob / Sgt., US Marine Corps, F Co., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment / Viet Nam June 1965 - May 1966 / 4001 Anderson Road, B-124, Nashville, TN 37217.

  • War memoir in: Utter's battalion (2000), p. 144.

Gardner, James A. / 1st Lieut, U.S. Army, HQ Co., 1st Batt (Airborne), 327th Inf., 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Div.

  • Congressional medal of honor citation reprinted in Tennessans at War (1987), pp. 177-178

Geise, Barry / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Gist, LeRoy / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Goodwin, Johnny / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Gore, Albert Jr. / U.S. Army, Specialist 5, 20th Engineering Brigade; Army journalist; 1970-1971

  • Vietnam experience described in Al Gore, Jr.: His life and career by Hank Hillin (Carol Publishing Co., 1988), pp. 69-86; and Gore: A political life, by Bob Zelnick (Regnery Pub., Inc., 1999), pp. 67-77. Note: this material is not a memoir; it is the work of the authors who wrote biographies of Gore. An account entitled "Fire Base is Overrun," written by Gore, appeared in the Nashville Tennessean, March 21, 1971. Other accounts of events written by Gore appeared in Stars and Stripes.

Gore, Willard / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Grant, Capt. David B. / Chattanooga, TN / U.S. Air Force

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Hampton, Eugene S. / Shelbyville, TN

  • War memoirs in in Tennessee State Library and Archives vertical file under "Vietnamese War"

Harris, Don / Maryville, TN / 101st Airborne, 1967-1968

  • War memoirs in: Wings of the eagle (1994)

Harwood, Bob / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Hill, Lawrence / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 179-190

Hinsley, Lt. Col. Robert / 6815 Landing Way, North Apt. 202 Memphis, TN 38115 / US Marine Corp (ret'd) / Platoon leader, 3rd Force Recon Co., 1969-1970

  • Stories of the 3rd Recon Force published in: Force Recon Diary, 1970 (1992)

Hoffman, Walter / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Holmes, Billie D. / Hospital Corpsman Third Class, US Navy  /   Waverly, Tennessee

  • Navy Cross citation reprinted in Hill 488 (2003), pp. 338-9.
  • article in Reader's Digest, May 1968, pg. 60

Hughey, LTC Kenneth R. / Finley, TN / U.S. Air Force

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973-74 TN Blue Book

Jackson, Danny

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 29-38

Jenkins, Don J. / Nashville, TN/Kentucky / Staff Sgt, U.S. Army, Co. A, 2nd Batt, 39th Inf., 9th Inf. Div.

  • Congressional medal of honor citation reprinted in Tennesseans at war (1987), p. 178.

Jurgens, Cedric / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 147-157

LaFever, Morris / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Lawrence, Capt. William A. / Nashville, TN / U.S. Navy, June 1967-Mar. 1973 / Superintendent, U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD

  • author of TN state poem "Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee" written in captivity in Hanoi
  • War memoir in: Everything we had (1982), pp. 203-219
  • featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Little, Jack / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Lloyd, Tommy / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 129-135

Lowes, Rick / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

McCann, Earl / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 79-88

McCoin, Edgar Royce / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A history of Air America (2008), pp. 19, 22-24

McCoy, Charles / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

McHenry, Morgan / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Maney, Ronnie M. / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 191-197

Manier, James / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Martin, Harold / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Mason, John / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Messengale, Dillard / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 169-177

Mills, Hugh & Tu-anh / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Moore, James Frank / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back(1990)

Moore, Sandra C. / author is resident of Paris, TN

  • Private Woods: a novel. New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1988

Morrow, James

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 39-44

Noe, Jerry Lynn / Knoxville, TN / 173rd Airborne Brigade / KIA

  • memoir of friend in: Shrapnel in the heart (1988), pp. 110-115

Norris, J. David / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Palk, Charles / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Palk, Joe A. / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Parsons, Bob / Firebird gunship pilot, 1967-1968 / lives in TN, is a stockbroker, financial consultant

  • War memoirs in: Firebirds (1995)

Peel, Bobby / Paris, TN / U.S. Air Force

  • Prisoner of war, featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Piepmeier, A. Lee / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Rami, Ronald R. / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Randolph, Nancy  /  Army nurse, in Vietnam October 1968 - September 1969  /  312th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai  /  from Ravenscroft, TN

  • War memoir in: The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era,  pp. 113-133.  "Ten Thousand Patients in Nine Months [and] All Downhill since Then"

Ray, David Robert / Nashville/McMinnville, TN / Hospital corpsman, 2nd class, 2nd Batt, 11th Marines, lst Marine Div., FMF

  • Congressional medal of honor citation reprinted in Tennesseans at War (1987), p. 178

Rector, Porter B. (Benjie), Jr. / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 97-103

Reed, Michael A. / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 75-78

Rimer, Charles Earnest, Jr. / Hawkins County

  • War memoir in Tennessee State Library and Archives vertical file under "Vietnamese War"

Roberts, Perry / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Robertson, Allen H. / Knoxville, TN / Warrant Officer, lst Brigade, lst Cav. Div (Airmobile)

  • memoir of friend in: Shrapnel in the heart (1988), pp. 110-115

Robinson, Alex / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Singleton, Walter K. / Memphis, TN / Sgt. U.S. Marines, Co. A, lst Batt, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Div.

  • Congressional medal of honor citation reprinted in: Tennesseans at War (1987), pp. 179-180

Sliger, Fred / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Snell, Clinton / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Sparks, SP6 John G. / Chattanooga, TN / U.S. Army

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Spears, Charles Raymond / Nashville, TN / U.S. Air Force

  • 22 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force; served in Thailand & Vietnam; lives Nashville; memoir by his wife Dietlinde's Days: Memorable Moments, pp. 97-114 ("The Day We Said 'Goodbye' Once More")

Stanley, Gary D. / Montgomery County / C Troop, 1st Sqdn, 11th CAV

  • War memoir in: Seven firefights in Vietnam (1970), "Convoy Ambush on Highway 1, 21 November 1966", pp. 41-58

Stanley, Llew / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 1-19

Stout, Mitchell W. / Knoxville, TN / Sgt, U.S. Army, Batt C, lst Batt, 44th Art.

  • Congressional medal of honor citation reprinted in: Tennesseans at war (1987), p. 180

Strunk, Charles / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 215-252

Sumpter, LTC Thomas W. / U.S. Air Force

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Swigert, Don / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Tanner, Cmdr. Charles N. / Covington, TN / U.S. Navy

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Tant, William U. / Memphis, TN

  • War memoir in: Landing zones (1990), pp 117-128

Thompson, Lee / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Tinsley, Pfc. Coy / Cleveland, TN / U.S. Army

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Van Hook, Kenneth N.

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 45-57

Vohden, Cmdr. Raymond A. / Memphis, TN / U.S. Navy

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Walker, Darol / Clarksville, TN, life insurance / 101st Airborne, Sgt. Major (ret'd)

  • War memoir in: Wings of the eagle (1994)

Westmoreland, John / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

White, Bob / Putnam County

  • War memoir in: A time for looking back (1990)

Williams, Capt. James W. / Memphis, TN / U.S. Air Force

  • Prisoner of war; featured in 1973/74 TN Blue Book

Williams, Ted / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 137-146

Wilson, J. C. / Waverly, TN / Pvt. Co. C, 2nd Batt, 28th Inf., 1st Inf. Div.

  • War memoir in: Charlie Company: What Vietnam did to us (1983), pp. 37- 40, 52-58, 68, 119, 126, 151, 162, 341

Wilson, James H. / Sparta, TN / Sp4, Co., B, 1st Batt., 505th Inf., 3rd Brig, 82nd Airborne Div. / killed March 31, 1969 near Cambodian border. Bronze star, posthumous promotion to Sgt. Age 21

  • letter published in: Dear America: letters home from Vietnam (1985), pp 314-317

Windle, Edward L. / Scott County

  • War memoir in: The cost of war (1989), pp. 65-74

Wood, Robert W.

  • Goodbye Vietnam. Germantown, TN, Omonomany Press, 2003 (memories, flashbacks, reflections on the war by the author who served with the 3rd Marine Division in 1966-67)

Zbozien, David / Firebird gunship pilot / lives in TN, a restaurant franchise businessman

  • War memoirs in: Firebirds (1995)

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Albright, John et. al. Seven firefights in Vietnam. Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army, 1970.

Anderson, David L., ed.  The human tradition in the Vietnam era.  Wilmington, Delaware, Scholarly Resources, 2000.  [no. 5 in The Human Tradition in America series]

Carlock, Chuck. Firebirds. Summit Pub. Group, 1995.

Caron, D. Phillip. Eagles and other prey: a Vietnam experience in prose and poetry. Line drawings by Jeanne Hamilton. Volunteer Publications, 1989.

The cost of war: recollections of the Vietnam War by twenty-three Scott County veterans. Compiled by Craig Reed. Hurricane Ridge Pub., 1989.

Crutchfield, James A. Tennesseans at war: volunteers and patriots in defense of liberty. Rutledge Hill Press, 1987.

Dear America: letters home from Vietnam. Edited by Bernard Edelman for the New York Vietnam Veternas Memorial Commission. Norton, 1985.

Elkins, Frank C. The heart of a man: a naval pilot's Vietnam diary. Edited by Marilyn Roberson Elkins. Naval Institute Press, 1991.

Everything we had: an oral history of the Vietnam War by thirty-three soldiers who fought it. Edited by Al Santoli. Ballantine Books, 1982.

Goldman, Peter L. Charlie Company: what Vietnam did to us. Morrow, 1983.

Grant, W.T. Wings of the eagle: a Kingsmens' story. Ivy Books, 1994.

Hildreth, Ray and Charles W. Sasser. Hill 488. Pocket Books, 2003.

Lee, Alex. Utter's battalion: 2/7 Marines in Vietnam 1965-66. Random House, 2000.

Leeker, Joe F. A History of Air America. McDermott Library, University of Texas at Dallas, 2008.

Macpherson, Myra. Long time passing: Vietnam and the haunted generation. Anchor Books, 1984, 1993 (new introduction).

Moore, Sandra C. Private Woods: a novel. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1988.

Norton, Bruce H. Force recon diary, 1970. Ivy Books, 1992.

Palmer, Laura. Shrapnel in the heart: letters and remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Vintage Books, 1985.

Spears, Dietlinde E. Dietlinde's days: memorable moments. Brentwood, TN: New Beginning Press, 1997.

Tennessee blue book. Biennial since 1891. (1973-1974 edition)

A time for looking back: Putnam County veterans, their families and the Vietnam War. Edited by William J. Brinker. Tennessee Technological University, 1990.

Wilson, James R. Landing zones: southern veterans remember Vietnam. Duke University Press, 1990.

Wood, Robert W. Goodbye Vietnam. Germantown, TN, Omonomany Press, 2003.


Prepared by Fran Schell

Updated August 9, 2012

 

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