Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Unit of Service: 539th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron; 177th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard; 50th Troop Carrier Squadron
  • Location of Service: Sampson Air Force Base, New York; Illinois; Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, Maine; Pennsylvania; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Athens, Greece; Turkey; Japan; McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; South Carolina; Vietnam
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant

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About this Item

Title

  • Donald Richard Griffith Collection

Names

  • Griffith, Donald Richard
  • Goddard, Richlyn
  • Atlantic County Historical Society
  • Collins, Sheryl

State of Birth

  • PA

Home State

  • NJ

Headings

  • -  Griffith, Donald Richard
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Service History

  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 50th Troop Carrier Squadron
    • Location of Service: Sampson Air Force Base, New York; Illinois; Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, Maine; Pennsylvania; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Athens, Greece; Turkey; Japan
    • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1953-1982
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 539th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron; 177th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard
    • Location of Service: McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey; South Carolina; Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Photograph: Digital print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 02/25/2015)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 02/25/2015)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 02/25/2015)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/98969

Cite as

  • Donald Richard Griffith Collection (AFC/2001/001/98969), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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:

Griffith, Donald Richard, Richlyn Goddard, Atlantic County Historical Society, and Sheryl Collins. Donald Richard Griffith Collection. 1953.

APA citation style:

Griffith, D. R., Goddard, R., Atlantic County Historical Society & Collins, S. (1953) Donald Richard Griffith Collection.

MLA citation style:

Griffith, Donald Richard, et al. Donald Richard Griffith Collection. 1953.