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The letters reflect the personal experiences and observations of Gary Bagwell during the Vietnam War. He details his activities and those of others. He also describes military operations, the Viet Cong, and the people and landscape of Vietnam and Taiwan. Other items include a special feature in the NEW ORLEANS ITEM about the Republican Party in Louisiana (1952) and a bicentennial issue of the Navy magazine, ALL HANDS (Aug. 1975).
During the Vietnam War, Gary Bagwell served in the United States Navy on board the transport ship, U.S.S. Caddo Parish. He was the son of Baton Rouge attorney, Harrison Gary Bagwell, Sr., and June Sue Ross. His father played a key role in the organization of the Republican Party in Louisiana, and was the first Republican candidate for governor since Reconstruction. Gary had six siblings: June, Barry, Janet, Carole, Bonnie, and Mot.
This manuscript group includes materials accessioned as Mss. 3279.
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Gary Bagwell Letters, Mss. 3279, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
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