Guide to the James F. Vachon papers
Collection number: HMC-0875.
Creator: Vachon, James F.
Title: James F. Vachon papers.
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.
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.
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: This collection has not been digitized. 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.