Top of page

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Service Unit/Ship: Intercept Radio Operator School; 6913th Radio Squadron Mobile (RSM); 62nd Air Police Squadron; 6251st Security Police Squadron; 3rd Security Police Squadron; 3rd Combat Support Group
  • Location of Service: Sampson Air Force Base, New York; Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi; Germany; France; Europe; Larson Air Force Base, Washington; Vietnam; Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC; Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/78358

View full service history

Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Robert J. Lavoie Collection

Names

  • McCarthy, James J.
  • Leyden, James P.
  • Chicopee Council on Aging and Senior Center
  • Lavoie, Robert J.

Home State

  • Massachusetts

Headings

  • -  Lavoie, Robert J.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Service Unit/Ship: Intercept Radio Operator School; 6913th Radio Squadron Mobile (RSM); 62nd Air Police Squadron; 6251st Security Police Squadron; 3rd Security Police Squadron; 3rd Combat Support Group
    • Location of Service: Sampson Air Force Base, New York; Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi; Germany; France; Europe; Larson Air Force Base, Washington; Vietnam; Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC; Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts
    • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1954-1974
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served with the 3651st Training Squadron; 4170th Combat Defense Squadron; 7366th Air Police Squadron; 7366th Combat Support Group; 1100th Security Police Squadron, Headquarters Command US Air Force; and 99th Security Police Squadron, Detachment 2, 42nd Bomb Wing, Strategic Air Command (SAC).

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2010-12-16)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2010)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/78358

Cite as

  • Robert J. Lavoie Collection (AFC/2001/001/78358), 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/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), 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:

Mccarthy, James J, James P Leyden, Chicopee Council On Aging And Senior Center, and Robert J Lavoie. Robert J. Lavoie Collection. 1954. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.78358/.

APA citation style:

McCarthy, J. J., Leyden, J. P., Chicopee Council On Aging And Senior Center & Lavoie, R. J. (1954) Robert J. Lavoie Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.78358/.

MLA citation style:

Mccarthy, James J, et al. Robert J. Lavoie Collection. 1954. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.78358/>.