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Cotter Family Vietnam War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Vietnam 1, Folder: 7-11
Identifier: 2015-088-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by four Cotter brothers to their parents and siblings during the Vietnam War. Also included is a detailed family tree ranging from 1891-2004.

Private Gary George Cotter served in the 1st Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Artillery, U.S. Army.

Serviceman (rank unknown) John Thomas Cotter served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Serviceman (rank unknown) George Joseph Cotter Jr. served in the US Army.

Serviceman (rank unknown) Lawrence (Larry) Jerome Cotter served in the U.S Navy.

Paul Allan Cotter was a fifth brother. Paul was also in the service but the donor, Carol Cotter, could not find any of his correspondence.


  • 1959 - 1971

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Private Gary George Cotter, United States Army serviceman (rank unknown) John Thomas Cotter, United States Marine Corps serviceman (rank unknown) George Joseph Cotter Jr., United States Army serviceman (rank uknown) Lawrence Jerome Cotter, United States Navy


0.2 Linear Feet (5 folders)

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This collection contains correspondence written by Gary George Cotter, John Thomas Cotter, George Joseph Cotter Jr., and Lawrence (Larry) Jerome Cotter to their parents and siblings during the Vietnam War.


This collection is arranged by author and date.

  • Series 1, Correspondence from Gary G. Cotter
  • Series 2, Correspondence from John T. Cotter
  • Series 3, Correspondence from George J. Cotter, Jr.
  • Series 4, Correspondence from Larry J. Cotter
  • Series 5, Family tree

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carol Cotter

Finding Aid for Cotter Family Vietnam War correspondence
Darliene Zepeda-Field
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States