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Daryl Eigen Vietnam War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Vietnam 10, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: 2013-059-w-r

Content Description

This collection consists of 101 letters written by Lance Corporal Daryl Eigen, United States Marine Corps, from 1965 - 1967 to his parents and siblings during his enlistment. LCpl. Eigen served on the frontline in the Vietnam War with the 3rd battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, and the 2nd battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. The letters detail his experiences in basic training, the various military courses that he attended, and his deployment to Vietnam. Also included are newspaper clippings and the March 8, 1999 issue of Newsweek that has a feature on Vietnam vets.

Inventory: 101 correspondence, personal--7 clippings, newspaper--1 issue, Newsweek March 8, 1999


  • 1965 August 16-1967 October 7

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.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)


This collection contains correspondence and newspaper clippings from Lance Corporal Daryl Eigen, USMC.


This collection is arranged by material type and date.

Series 1: Correspondence -- Series 2: Clippings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Daryl Eigen
Finding Aid for the Daryl Eigen Vietnam War correspondence
Lauren Menges
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Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States