Skip to main content

Daniel Dietrich Vietnam War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Vietnam 1, Folder: 16-17
Identifier: 2016-131-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from Col Daniel Dietrich, USA, to his wife during the Second World War and while stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War. The collection consists of two V-Mail from 1945 and two compact discs of audio recordings made by Colonel Dietrich in 1968. Of interest are recordings made before and during the Tet offensive.


  • 1945 April 14 - 1968 December 15


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

Colonel Daniel Harvey Dietrich, USA, was born on March 28, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland and enlisted in the United States Army in July 1943. He served in Germany until after the war and left the Army in 1946. He re-enlisted in the Army and earned a commission in 1950, eventually earning the rank of Colonel and served once more in the Vietnam War. He was in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of 1968 and continued to serve until his retirement in 1974. Col. Dietrich passed away on August 7, 1990.


0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence from Col. Daniel Dietrich, USA, to his wife during the Second World War and the Vietnam War.


This collection is arranged by material type and date:

  • Series 1: Second World War correspondence
  • Series 2: Vietnam War correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rebecca (Becky) Dietrich, 5/22/2014 and 3/9/2014. This is a legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

Finding Aid for the Daniel Dietrich Vietnam War correspondence
Andrew Harman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States