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Vietnam War photographs of the 125th Signal Battalion

Identifier: 2023-029


  • Creation: 1966

Biographical / Historical

Photographs documenting the service of various members of the 125th Signal Battalion while stationed at Cu Chi during the middle years of the Vietnam War. The images capture camp life, the interiors of the tented barracks, a U.S.O. show (including shots of American actor James Drury), vehicle convoys, artillery armaments, the unit's photo lab, scenes along roadsides, and other images in and around Cu Chi.

Cu Chi Base opened in 1965 and was located south of the Iron Triangle, in the northern reaches of Saigon (modern-day Ho Chi Min City). The 25th Infantry Division, which included the 125th Signal battalion, headquartered at Cu Chi from early 1966 to February 1970.

Photographs were taken by an unnamed compiler who is featured in a few of the images but not identified in the captions.

A majority of the images include manuscript captions on the verso which identify the subjects and settings of the pictures.


.5 Linear Feet (1 binder with archival sleeves.) : 205 b&w photographs. ; All approximately 3.5 x 5.25 inches, printed on thick photo paper.

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Zach Strong
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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