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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Unit of Service: 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron; 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron; 4532nd Tactical Fighter Squadron; 103rd Tactical Air Support Squadron; Arizona Air National Guard; Massachusetts Air National Guard
  • Location of Service: Colorado; Massachusetts; Williams Air Force Base, Arizona; England Air Force Base, Louisiana; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Germany; Vietnam
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/102352

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Donald W. Shepperd Collection

Names

  • Eaton, Michael
  • Shepperd, Donald W.
  • Brian, Mike
  • VA Healthcare System, Southern Arizona (SAVAHCS)

State of Birth

  • TX

Home State

  • AZ

Headings

  • -  Shepperd, Donald W.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron; 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron; 4532nd Tactical Fighter Squadron; 103rd Tactical Air Support Squadron; Arizona Air National Guard; Massachusetts Air National Guard
    • Location of Service: Colorado; Massachusetts; Williams Air Force Base, Arizona; England Air Force Base, Louisiana; Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pennsylvania; Washington, DC; Germany; Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Major General
    • Dates of Service: 1958-1998
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran graduated from the Air Force Academy. He served as pilot, flying 247 combat missions; as an instructor pilot; as a liaison officer; as Vice Commander of the Arizona Air National Guard; as Air Commander of the Massachusetts Air National Guard; and retired as the director of the Air National Guard at the Pentagon.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 11/27/2015)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [4 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 11/27/2015)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2008)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/102352

Cite as

  • Donald W. Shepperd Collection (AFC/2001/001/102352), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Eaton, Michael, Donald W Shepperd, Mike Brian, and Southern Arizona Va Healthcare System. Donald W. Shepperd Collection. 1958. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.102352/.

APA citation style:

Eaton, M., Shepperd, D. W., Brian, M. & Va Healthcare System, S. A. (1958) Donald W. Shepperd Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.102352/.

MLA citation style:

Eaton, Michael, et al. Donald W. Shepperd Collection. 1958. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.102352/>.