Loughridge, Thomas Robert 'Tom' (Private, b.1946)

Accession Number PR03886
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters
Maker Loughridge, Thomas Robert 'Tom'
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1968
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
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Collection relating to Thomas Robert 'Tom' Loughridge who served with 1RAR in Vietnam, including time at Fire Support Base Coral. Collection consists of a 3 page handwritten letter dated 21 May 1968, written by Tom to his brother. It describes recent fighting and resulting deaths, the weather, living conditions, and air strikes. He asks his brother not to mention his involvement in the recent fighting for fear it will worry his parents.