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Records with Unit Information on Military Personnel Who Died During the Vietnam War, compiled ca. 1983 - 12/18/2005, documenting the period 06/08/1956 - 10/10/2003

ARC Identifier 571687

Series from Collection COFF: Richard Coffelt, Richard Arnold, and David Argabright Collection, ca. 1983 - 12/18/2005

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Creator(s):Argabright, David L., 1942- (Most Recent)
Arnold, Richard J., 1947- (Most Recent)
Coffelt, Richard D., 1932- (Most Recent)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Data Files
Textual Records

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Inclusive Dates:ca. 1983 - 12/18/2005
Coverage Dates:06/08/1956 - 10/10/2003
Date Note:Coffelt, Argabright, and Arnold created and maintained this series from 1983 to December 18, 2005. However, the series includes death dates from June 8, 1956 to October 10, 2003.
Part Of:Collection COFF: Richard Coffelt, Richard Arnold, and David Argabright Collection, ca. 1983 - 12/18/2005
Includes: 1 file unit described in ARCSearch within this Series
Function and Use:In the early 1980s, in response to a demand from veterans, Richard D. Coffelt began a project to create data files to identify units down to the company / battery / troop level for U.S. Army deaths in the Vietnam War. During the 1990s, Richard J. Arnold and David L. Argabright joined Mr. Coffelt in the research effort. In 2001, the data files project expanded to include unit information for those members of the Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy who died in the Vietnam War. In 2002, the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association and The Virtual Wall contributed significant additional amounts of information to the data files for members of all the Armed Forces. These data files contain the records for this series.
Access Restriction(s):Restricted - Partly
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
This series contains one partially restricted file. NARA created a public use version of this file. That version removes the records of individuals not considered to be casualties of the Vietnam War.
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
General Note(s):Information in the records primarily comes from the series "Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War" (ARC Identifier 306742).
Finding Aid Type:Doc. Package
Online Resource:Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system
Online Resource URL:
Online Resource Note:The most recent revision of the electronic records in this series can be searched online via the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system.
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Lifecycle Tracking Information 
Accession Number(s):NN3-COFF-02-001



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