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Eddie G. Pannell Vietnam War collection

Eddie G. Pannell Vietnam War collection

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Finding aid for the Eddie G. Pannell Vietnam War collection

BC.VWP.02

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

February 11, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Pannell, Eddie G., 1950-
Title: Eddie G. Pannell Vietnam War collection
Dates: 1970; 2014
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Eddie G. Pannell from December 2014, as well as, documents and photographs related to his military service.
Identification: BC.VWP.02
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-kwp-02

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronlogically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains an oral history interview with Eddie G. Pannell from December 2014, as well as, documents and photographs related to his military service.


Biographical Information

Eddie Gene Pannell was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in November 27, 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967 at the age of seventeen and started boot camp in January 1968. Pannell spent nearly one year in Vietnam beginning in March 1970, as a sergeant with the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. He served as an interpreter traveling to South Vietnamese hamlets to assist with medical treatment, infrastructure growth, and other humanitarian missions. Pannell also occasionally interpreted during security checks and POW interrogation.

He returned to Arkansas after his tour of duty and was Director of the Catholic Diocese's Indo-Chinese Refugee Resettlement Program. In 1979, he worked for a short time in the American Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, hoping to begin the process of moving relatives of new Vietnamese American citizens to the United States. Unfortunatly, this effort did not begin until two and half years later when Pannell was already back in the U.S. Since 1999, he has visited Vietnam nine times.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Pannell, Eddie G., 1950-
United States. Marine Corps.
United States. Marine Corps. Amphibious Force, III.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Arkansas
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eddie G. Pannell Vietnam War collection, BC.VWP.02, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Eddie G. Pannell, December 8, 2014


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