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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Cold War
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters Company, 725th Maintenance Battalion, 25th Infantry Division; Maintenance Support Company, 198th Maintenance Battalion; Maintenance Directorate, Headquarters, 5th Army; Service Battery, 126th Artillery Regiment; Company B, 732nd Ordnance Battalion; 32nd Infantry Division
  • Location of Service:
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/83753

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Ronald Lee Butler Collection

Names

  • Butler, Ronald Lee
  • Har-Ber High School
  • Vasiliou, Alex
  • Lamb, Debbie

Home State

  • Arkansas

Headings

  • -  Butler, Ronald Lee
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Service Battery, 126th Artillery Regiment; Company B, 732nd Ordnance Battalion; 32nd Infantry Division
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1952-1985
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served in the Army National Guard. Additional unit information: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division; Headquarters, Army Corps of Engineers; Headquarters, Army Weapons Command. The veteran also served as a security officer for the 25th Division Support Command (DISCOM) Civic Action Program.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Headquarters Company, 725th Maintenance Battalion, 25th Infantry Division; Maintenance Support Company, 198th Maintenance Battalion; Maintenance Directorate, Headquarters, 5th Army
    • Location of Service:
    • Dates of Service: 1952-1982
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: Additional unit information: Advisor Team 160, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Headquarters, Army Readiness Group

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2012-04-17)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [2 items] -- (collected 1961-10-25)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [15 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1959-1977)
  • Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1954-08-13)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording (collected 2012-04-16)
  • Photograph: Digital print [3 items] -- Photograph (collected 1985-2012)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2012-05-16)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/83753

Cite as

  • Ronald Lee Butler Collection (AFC/2001/001/83753), 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:

Butler, Ronald Lee, Har-Ber High School, Alex Vasiliou, and Debbie Lamb. Ronald Lee Butler Collection. 1952. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83753/.

APA citation style:

Butler, R. L., Har-Ber High School, Vasiliou, A. & Lamb, D. (1952) Ronald Lee Butler Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83753/.

MLA citation style:

Butler, Ronald Lee, et al. Ronald Lee Butler Collection. 1952. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83753/>.