Sterling W. Collier papers

Sterling W. Collier papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Collier, Sterling W.
Title: Sterling W. Collier papers
Dates: 1968-1969
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Sterling W. Collier from 1968-1969. The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and military orders relating to Collier's service in Vietnam. In the correspondence written to his parents, Collier describes his assignment to the 1st Air Cavalry, Vietnam, his duties, camp life, contact with the North Vietnamese, fighting involving his unit, casualties, and troop movements. After Collier's March 1969 assignment to ammunition guard duty with the 52nd Infantry, his letters focus on his plans upon returning to the United States, the psychological effects of the war and how it has changed him, religion, and camp life.
Coll. Number: ms2421

Biographical/Historical Note

Sterling W. Collier, soldier, served with the 1st Air Cavalry, later with Company D of the 52nd Infantry Division in Vietnam, and resided in Decatur, Georgia.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

United States. Army. Air Cavalry Division, 1st.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 52nd.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Vietnam--Description and travel.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sterling W. Collier papers. MS 2421. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Vietnam War Correspondence, 1968
2Vietnam War Correspondence, 1969
3Vietnam War Miscellaneous, 1968-69
4Vietnam War Photographs, 1968-69
5Vietnam War Clippings, 1969