First Vietnam Deployment, April – November 1966
Subject Source: Events (Local)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: CB 1943-1968
Identifier: OHP 023
Scope and Contents Jimm Larry Hendren served aboard Intrepid as the ship’s legal officer during the 1966 WESTPAC cruise to Vietnam. Hendren began his interview by discussing his family’s history and describing his education, from high school through Naval Justice School. He then continued, stating that his first orders were as Assistant Legal Officer at Commander Fleet Air Norfolk, where a fortuitous meeting with Captain Giuseppe Macri and Captain John Fair resulted in Hendren becoming Intrepid’s legal officer....
Identifier: OHP 008
Scope and Contents Laurence Blackburn served as the senior medical officer aboard Intrepid during the ship’s first and second deployments to Vietnam, from 1965 to 1967. Blackburn began his interview by discussing his decision to become a doctor. He then recounted joining the Navy, meeting his wife while in medical school, and attending flight surgeon school. Blackburn then continued, relating his decision to serve aboard Intrepid rather than Randolph, and shortly thereafter learning that Intrepid was being sent...
Identifier: OHP 146
Scope and Contents Pete Schoeffel served aboard Intrepid as an attack aviator, first with VA-66 from August 1961 to March 1962, and then with VA-15 from April 1966 to November 1966 and May 1967 to October 1967. Schoeffel began his interview by discussing his childhood in Washington, D.C., one location where his father served as a naval officer. He then discussed his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1954, and his experience serving aboard a destroyer minelayer early in his naval career, noting...
Identifier: OHP 017
Scope and Contents Richard Schacht served aboard Intrepid as an officer in the OI Division from 1966-1968, during the Vietnam War. Schacht began his interview by stating that he lived with severe asthma attacks throughout his childhood until his parents took him to a hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi where he was subsequently cured. He then stated that he received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University during the height of the Vietnam War, and explained his reasons for joining the Navy:...
Overview Mr. Shea is a former naval aviator and flew with VA-95 during the Intrepid’s first Vietnam War cruise. Shea’s career included a tour of duty where he was responsible for the training of South Vietnamese pilots on the A-1 Skyraider. This collection centers on that duty. This is a seldom told story and the collection helps tell it in great detail with archives and photographs. Though not a direct Intrepid story, the collection is worthwhile to keep, not only due to the connection with Shea but...
Overview The William Aubrey Harvison Papers contain materials from his time aboard Intrepid. The majority of the collection is correspondence from Harvison to his mother, his sister, and one other woman named "Ms. Crawford." The letters discuss life on board Intrepid, the Ports of Call they visit, home life, and Harvison's trouble in the Navy. The rest of the collection includes a prayer book, notebooks, ports of call ephemera, certificates, an immunization certificate, a Plan of the Day, a Family Gram,...