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Triple Stix Diary

 Item
Identifier: 2012.04

Dates

  • Majority of material found within May 11, 1967 – November 23, 1967

Creator

Extent

1 Volumes

Overview

During the ship’s 1967 deployment to Vietnam, four junior pilots in squadron VA-34 – Bernard Fipp, Ben Heald, James VanLiere and Brian Walker shared bunkroom 0111 in the fo’c’s’le. They nicknamed their accommodations “Triple Stix.” The four men kept a shared diary from 11 May 1967 through 23 Nov 1967 in which they describe their missions, as well as their antics aboard the ship. The diary is a highly opinionated account of their service and their squadronmates. In 2010, Bernard Fipp published a book Triple Sticks: Tales of a Few Young Men in the 1960s, which is based on the diary. The original “Triple Sticks” diary is an invaluable chronicle of the experiences of four Intrepid pilots during the Vietnam War.

Creator

Source

Author
Naomi Hochberg
Date
February 2, 2012
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Online Archives Repository

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