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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

William D. Haynes Papers, 1965-2000



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Haynes, William D.
Title: William D. Haynes papers
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.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.03752
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Language: 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

Conditions Governing Access

Use of audiovisual material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this archive may be subject to copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Contact repository for information.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Haynes, William D.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy. Task Force 116
Subjects
Veterans
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Places
United States
Vietnam
Document Types
Reminiscences

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Related Materials

See also Haynes Family Papers, 1825-2007.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to theArtifacts Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Number(s)

2016-118

Processing Information

This collection was processed byColleen Hobbs, April 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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4ZD117 [SRH1230019993] 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, undated
Clippings and printed materials, 1966-1990, undated
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4ZD117a [SRH1230019994] Photographic materials
Photographic album pages (4), [circa 1966-1967]
Vietnam snapshots (1 of 2), [circa 1966-1969]
Vietnam snapshots (2 of 2), [circa 1966-1969]
Photographs, 8"X 10", [circa 1966-1968]
Vietnam slides, 1967-1969
Photographic negatives, Vietnam and U.S. Navy, 1967-1969
Scrapbooks
9" X 7", [ circa 1967-1968]
6.5" X 11.5", [ circa 1967-1968]
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4K790a 12" X 12," with 1984 inscription, [ circa 1967-1968]
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3R39b [SRH1230019399] 3" audio tape, [circa 1967-1968]
Super 8 film, [circa 1967-1968]

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