Tuesday, February 1, 2011

National Archives (USA) Releases Marine Corps Command Chronologies for the Vietnam War

For those researching military files the National Archives and Records Administration (USA) has released a new series which primarily consists of command chronologies of U.S. Marine Corps units that served during the time of the Vietnam Conflict, and includes the records of those units that served in Vietnam as well as domestically and throughout the world. This series of records was created between April 1962 and June 1987, it contains documents that describe events that occurred as early as April 1952.
See: http://tinyurl.com/4fvnssv
original url:
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/marine-corps/command-chronology-additional.html

There are four common sections of information: organizational data, narrative summaries of events, accomplishments and losses, sequential listings of significant events within the unit, and supporting documentation. More extensive chronologies include lists of commanders, lists of staff officers, lists of location(s) where units were stationed, lists of awards and training received, lists of operations participated in, situation reports, and records relating to community relations activities. Click on the box on the right: Command Chronologies Report or go to the site directly at: http://tinyurl.com/462tnn9
The original url is:
http://www.archives.gov/research/military/marine-corps/command-chronology.html
and then scroll down to index to reports to access which of the series you
want to research.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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