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Document Details


Title: Theodore Acheson
Local code: OH0291
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Texas Tech University. Vietnam Archive
Collection: Vietnam Archive Oral History Project
Description: (USA) Theodore T. Acheson, originally from Flint, Michigan, served in the U.S. Army from 1967 until 1969. As a member of the Department of the Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) based out of Hawaii, Ted first went to Southeast Asia in late 1967 TDY to Bangkok, Thailand, where he documented on film the interaction between the American forces in country with the Thai military. He went TDY to South Vietnam for the first time in February 1968 to document combat in the war. On one of these assignments, he was wounded and evacuated. Ted went back to South Vietnam two more times to document various aspects of the American effort in the war. In addition to the time spent in the RVN, he also went to South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan (Okinawa and Yokahama) on assignment for DASPO. Ted was named Cinematographer of the Year for the Department of Defense in 1969 for his work documenting the construction and deconstruction of American firebases in South Vietnam. OH0291 - part of the Theodore Acheson Collection
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Speaker: Acheson, Theodore
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Historical events discussed: Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975
Locations discussed: Asia; North America; United States; Vietnam
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Military camps--Vietnam; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--Armed Forces; United States--Military history; Vietnam; Vietnam Conflict, 1955-1975; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Atrocities; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975--Veterans
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025230-27075