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Guide to the James F. Vachon papers
1955-1958

Collection number: HMC-0875.
Creator: Vachon, James F.   
Title: James F. Vachon papers.
Dates: 1955-1958.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.  
Collection summary: Military service papers of an 813th Engineer Battalion solider stationed at Elemendorf Air Force Base.

Biographical note:
James F. Vachon, born in 1937, was from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1955 and trained as a carpenter at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. In 1956, Vachon was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage as a member of Company C, 813th Engineer Battalion (Heavy Construction). He left Alaska in June 1957 and his term of service ended in January 1958.

Collection description:
The collection consists of various papers related to James F. Vachon's service in the U. S. Army from 1955 to 1958. The collection contains: a copy of Vachon's orders from the 813th Engineer Battalion (October 15, 1957); a certificate of training for completion of a course in general carpentry given at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (October 28, 1955); four different leave forms (1956-1957); a weapons registration card; two issue slips for supplies; two passes; two meal cards; an immunization certificate and immunization register; two unidentified black and white personal photographs; two 6th Armored Corps shoulder patches; and various miscellaneous tickets, notes, and receipts.

Arrangement: Arrangement has not been determined.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: James F. Vachon papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was purchased from eBay in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006. The collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2014.