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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William D. Haynes Papers, 1965-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Haynes, William D.
Title: William D. Haynes Papers, 1965-2000
Dates: 1965-2000
Abstract: The William D. Haynes Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and film created by Haynes during his Vietnam War service in the River Patrol Force TF-116.
Accession No.: 2016-118
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1.5 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Texas veteran William D. Haynes served as a Gunner’s Mate Second Class in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. From August 1966 through October 1968, he served in River Patrol Force TF-116 as patrol boat commander. During this time, he participated in 485 combat patrols on the Co Chien, Ham Luong, Bassac, and Mekong rivers of the Mekong Delta. His Bronze Star citation notes that, "On 12 May 1968, he engaged in the defense of a friendly community against an attacking Viet Cong battalion. . . . Only when his craft sustained a rocket hit and came under intense automatic weapons fire was he forced to withdraw."

Haynes’ memoir No Tears for Willie Boy (2000) records his Vietnam War experience.

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Scope and Contents

The William D. Haynes Papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and film created by Haynes during his Vietnam War service in the River Patrol Force TF-116. Also included is the manuscript of his memoir No Tears for Willie Boy. Haynes' collection includes his citation for the U.S. Navy Bronze Star.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of audio material, video material, photographic negatives, and slides by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Haynes, William B.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Navy. River Patrol Force TF-116.
Subjects
Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia).
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--United States.
Places
Vietnam.

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Related Material

See also Haynes Family Papers, 1825-2007.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William D. Haynes Papers, 1965-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, April 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4ZD117 Pocket diaries (2), 1965
Correspondence
William D. Haynes to Naomi R. Haynes, 1965-1966
William D. Haynes to Naomi R. Haynes, 1967
William D. Haynes to Naomi R. Haynes, 1968-1969
Military Awards
Bronze Star citation and correspondence; Certificate of River War Service, 1969
No Tears for Willie Boy
Manuscript, 1995
Typescript, undated
Corrected proof, 2000
Misc. notes and correspondence, 1966-1969 and undated
Clippings and printed materials, 1966-1990 and undated
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4ZD117a Photographic materials
Photographic album pages (4), [c. 1966-1967]
Vietnam snapshots (1 of 2), [c. 1966-1969]
Vietnam snapshots (2 of 2), [c. 1966-1969]
Photographs, 8"X 10," [c. 1966-1968]
Vietnam slides, 1967-1969
Photographic negatives, Vietnam and U.S. Navy, 1967-1969
Scrapbooks
9" X 7," [c. 1967-1968]
6.5" X 11.5," [c. 1967-1968]
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4K790a 12" X 12," with 1984 inscription, [c. 1967-1968]
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3R39b 3" audio tape, [c. 1967-1968]
Super 8 film, [c. 1967-1968]

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