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Vincent Ferrando Vietnam War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Vietnam 2, Folder: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2015-066-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains 14 letters by Senior Master Sergeant Vincent Ferrando, United States Army to his nine year old daughter Karen Ferrando, during the Vietnam War. Ferrando calls his daughter "Botita" in his letters. He does not write much of Vietnam other than the weather. He compliments his daughter on her handwriting and tells her how much he enjoys receiving her letters. In the spring of 1968 he went to Australia for six days and described seeing kangaroos, koala bears, ostriches, and talking parrots.


  • Creation: 1967 December - 1968 October

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.


0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains the correspondence of SMSgt Vincent Ferrando, USA to his daughter Karen of Clarksville, Tennessee, during the Vietnam War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Karen Ferrando. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.

Finding Aid for the Vincent Ferrando Vietnam War correspondence
Lauren Menges
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States