William H. Loy III Papers, 1966-1986

(Manuscript Collection #1164)

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Davison, Carla, Roanoke Rapids, NC. Letter to Mrs. Sue Loy, Washington, NC (19 March 1986) Holograph. 1 item. 2 p. Note: To Mrs. William H. Loy, Jr.
    • Folder b
      Loy, Eric C., Washington, NC. Letter received from his brother Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division, Da Nang, South Vietnam (18 March - 27 June 1968) Holograph. 3 items. 10 p.
    • Folder c
      Loy, William H., Jr., Washington, NC. Letters received from his son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) - 2d Class (HM2) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division, Da Nang, South Vietnam (27 Aug., 24 Oct. 1968) Holograph. 2 items. 6 p. Note: Birthday greetings; father's health.
    • Folder d
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letter received from her son, U. S. Navy recruit, William H. Loy, III, Class "A" Hospital Corps School, Co. 66-68, Great Lakes, IL (2 Nov. 1966) Holograph. 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder e
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (9 - 31 Dec. 1967) Holograph. 9 items. 28 p.
    • Folder f
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (2 - 30 Jan. 1968) Holograph, Photographic prints (color), Ephemera. 16 items. 65 p. Note: Letters of 26 & 29 Jan. have color photos, including 1 of African American movie star Barbara McNair visiting the troops.
    • Folder g
      Loy, William H., Jr., Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (2 - 29 Feb. 1968) Holograph & Typescript, Photographic prints (color), Ephemera. 16 items. 58 p. Note: Letters of 9, 14, 23 & 29 Feb. have clippings, ARVN safe conduct passes & military scrip & ephemera.
    • Folder h
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (2 - 26 March 1968) Holograph & Typescript, Printed forms. 13 items. 53 p. Note: Sketch map of 1st Medical Battalion position, Da Nang (6 March); Letter from mother & medical order forms (22 March). Letter from mother discusses her reaction to the movie "Bonnie & Clyde."
    • Folder i
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang - Phu Bai, South Vietnam (1 - 30 April 1968) Holograph & Clippings. 15 items. 63 p. Note: Includes accounts of his battalion's move from Da Nang to Phu Bai (10 April) & his planned rest & recreation trip to Thailand in May (28 April)
    • Folder j
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Phu Bai, South Vietnam (3 - 30 May 1968) Holograph & Ephemera. 11 items. 41 p. Note: Includes accounts of the A Shau Valley Battle (6 May); of his rest & recreation trip to Thailand in May (28 May); planning for his next duty station.
    • Folder k
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Phu Bai, South Vietnam (3 - 30 June 1968) Holograph. 15 items. 48 p. Note: Includes accounts medical supply concerns (1 June), illnesses (5 June), "house mouse" servant (7 June), Khe Sanh Battle (9 June), "lifers" softball games (16 June), dates with native women (17 June), "pot" smoking (21 June), inspections (27 June).
    • Folder l
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Phu Bai, South Vietnam (2 - 31 July 1968) Holograph. 16 items. 71 p. Note: Includes accounts of casualties, operations, next duty station, clippings; disorderliness (3 July), Androcles & the Big Cat clipping part 1 (7 July), casualties not as bad as Tet (8 July), expecting more attacks (9 July), cartoon (10 July), malaria cases (19 July), sporadic fighting (21 July), dissention in the ranks (27 July),
    • Folder m
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Phu Bai, South Vietnam (2 - 31 August 1968) Holograph, Typescript & Clippings. 13 items. 53 p. Note: Includes accounts of medical supply (2 Aug.); family members (6 Aug.); battalion muster & medals & treatment of Vietnamese civilians,(10 Aug.) living conditions, registering to vote, R. & R. applied for (Penang, Malaysia) (14 -31 Aug.), casualties, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, Eugene McCarthy, Vietnam policy,, letter from mother enclosed (18 Aug.); casualties, patient census Androcles & the Big Cat clipping part 2 (19 Aug.); Viet Cong attack (24 Aug.) ; cystitis (30 Aug.); medical supplies (31 Aug.)
    • Folder n
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Phu Bai, South Vietnam (3 - 28 Sept. 1968) Holograph, Typescript & Clippings. 9 items. 38 p. Note: Includes accounts R. &. R. in Penang, Malaysia, trip to Da Nang (3 Sept.), Democratic convention, medical supplies (6 Sept.), Brown Library (8 Sept.); D Company move to Da Nang (10 Sept); return from Penang R. & R., medical supply, Hubert Humphrey campaign; return for rehabilitation humor letter (25-28 Sept.).
    • Folder o
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) - 2d Class (HM2) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co. - "H & S,' Co. 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Phu Bai - Da Nang, South Vietnam (2 - 30 Oct. 1968) Holograph, Ephemera, Brochures. 13 items. 69 p. Note: Includes souvenirs & accounts R. &. R. in Penang, Malaysia, trip to Da Nang (2 Oct.), promotion to HM2, medical supplies, Democratic campaign, treatment of Vietnamese civilians (3 Oct.), left behind after D Company moved to Da Nang, transfer to H. & S. [Headquarters & Service] Company (5 Oct.); Camp Lejeune next duty station (9 Oct.) monsoon & casualties steady (12 Oct.); dislikes new "mod sound" radio format, negro-white incident & race discrimination in Washington (15 Oct.); Black Power demonstrations (22 Oct.); Penang Map moved to oversized folder.
    • Folder p
      Loy, William H., Jr. (Mrs.), Washington, NC. Letters received from her son Hospitalman 2d Class (HM2) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co. - "H & S,' Co. 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Phu Bai, South Vietnam (1 - 28 Nov. 1968) Holograph, Typescript, Ephemera, Brochures. 10 items. 32 p. Note: Includes Korean belly dancer show, bombing halt, medical supply problems, the Harrad Experiment (1 Nov.); chiropractic profession, Pres. Lyndon Johnson endorses Hubert H. Humphrey for president (4 Nov.); casualties, Nixon's election victory, "The Green Berets" movie, peace talks (8 Nov.); radio station format change to rock (10 Nov.); drunk patient tranquilized (11 Nov.); negro uprising in Swan Quarter (14 Nov.); Viet Cong attacks (21 Nov.); hope to be home for Christmas, buy a car (24-28 Nov.)
    • Folder q
      Pike, P. P. (Mrs.), Siler City, NC. Letters received from her nephew Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co. - "H & S,' Co. 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (5 Jan. - 23 Aug. 1968) Holograph, Photographic print (color), Postcard (color). 10 items. 32 p. Note: Letters addressed to "Dear Aunt Max"; includes accounts of his medical supply job, enemy attacks, color photo of Loy sandbagging a defensive position (5 Jan.); Vietnamese house girl (26 Jan.); Tet Offensive (30 Jan. - 15 Feb.); casualties light to moderate (11 Mar.); move north to Phu Bai (16 April); attacks on A Shau Valley, Hue, & Khe Sanh (undated); Bangkok, Thailand R. & R. (26 May); peace talks (8 July)
    • Folder r
      Robertson, Jamie B. (Mrs.), Ayden, NC. Letters received from her nephew Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co. - "H & S,' Co. 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang - Phu Bai, South Vietnam (March - June 1968) Holograph. 2 items. 32 p. Note: Letters addressed to "Dear Mrs. Robertson"; includes accounts of his medical supply job, enemy attacks, move north to Phu Bai (March 1968); Bangkok, Thailand R. & R. (1 June)
    • Folder s
      Rountree, G. Earl "Jo" (Mrs.), Corapeake, NC. Letters received from her brother Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (31 Dec. 1967 - 26 Feb. 1968) Holograph. 9 items. 34 p. Note: Letters addressed to his younger, married sister "Dear Jo"; includes accounts of his arrival in South Vietnam (31 Dec. 1967); medical supply job (15-25 Jan. 1968); Tet Holiday (29 Jan.); Tet Offensive enemy attacks (30 Jan.-11 Feb.)
    • Folder t
      Rountree, G. Earl "Jo" (Mrs.), Corapeake, NC. Letters received from her brother Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang - Phu Bai, South Vietnam (8 March - 26 May 1968) Holograph & Ephemera. 13 items. 48 p. Note: Letters addressed to his younger, married sister "Dear Jo"; includes accounts of casualties, expected move to Phu Bai, hopes for Bangkok R. & R., Viet Cong attacks (8 March); detailed account of move to Phu Bai (10 April); enemy attack (11 May); account of R. & R. in Bangkok, Thailand (26 May)
    • Folder u
      Rountree, G. Earl "Jo" (Mrs.), Corapeake, NC. Letters received from her brother Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (9 June - 31 July 1968) Holograph. 10 items. 33 p. Note: Letters addressed to his younger, married sister "Dear Jo"; includes accounts of his medical supply job (9 June); new enlisted man's club opening (24 June); insect pests, med supply stocking up for an offensive (3 July); big show at new club (10 July)
    • Folder v
      Rountree, G. Earl "Jo" (Mrs.), Corapeake, NC. Letters received from her brother Hospitalman 3d Class (HM3) William H. Loy, III, 1st Medical Battalion, 'D' Co., 1st Marine Division (Reinforced) FMF, Da Nang, South Vietnam (14 Aug. - 20 Oct. 1968) Holograph & Typescript. 8 items. 26 p. Note: Letters addressed to his younger, married sister "Dear Jo"; includes accounts of his weight loss, volleyball, dental work (14 Aug.); "slobs" in unit, "semi-mass casualty situation" (19 Aug.); planned R. &. R. in Penang, Malaysia, rumored move to Da Nang, promotion to HN2 (6-15 Sept.); account of Penang R. & R. (28 Sept.); transfer to H & S. Company, Camp Lejeune next duty station, father's health (10-20 Oct.); I.M.A. CIVILIAN LETTER (Oct.)
Oversize Folder os1
Penang, Malaysia Map; Map of Georgetown [verso], Penang: The Ganesh Printing Works, (ca. 2 Oct. 1968) Printed. 15.25" x 17.5" No scale. 1 item. 1 p. Note: removed from #1164.1.o

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