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Kenneth Berube (Class of 1966) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War


Box 1, Folder 1 Images : photocopied photographs and clippings of Kenneth Berube's Marine and Navy pilot training environments and colleagues, A Navy Flyer's Creed, and Certificate Solo Flight.
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Contents Note: Photocopies of the photographs.

Air pilots, Military
Beechcraft T-34 (Training plane)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Casualties

Berube, Kenneth A. (Kenneth Allen), 1943-1967
United States. Department of the Navy.
United States. Marine Corps. Uniforms.
United States. Marine Corps.
United States. Navy. Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
United States. Navy. Pre-Flight School (Pensacola, Fla.).

Box 1, Folder 2 Citation: Air Medal with Gold Stars (posthumously) for service April 11-July 22, 1967
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Contents Note: This is a photocopy of the original of citation. It was awarded posthumously to Captain Kenneth Berube and reads in part: "For meritorious achievement in aerial flight as a designated Naval Aviator in Marine Squadron TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN during combat missions in support of the Republic of Vietnam from 11 April to 22 July 1967. Completing numerous missions during this period while often exposed to hostile fire at close range, Captain Berube (then First Lieutenant) contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His courage and devotion to duty in the face of hazardous flying conditions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. For the President, Paul R. Ignatius, Secretary of the Navy"

Box 1, Folder 2 Letter accompanying Citation: Air Medal with Gold Stars (posthumously) for service April 11-July 22, 1967
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1967 December 15
Box 1, Folder 3 McCarthy, Donald J. - photocopy of the letter he wrote to Berube's parents regarding Ken's death
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1983 April 29
Box 1, Folder 3 Lowrance, Bill to Brown University explaining the letter from Col. McCarthy to Berube's parents regarding Ken's death.
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2008 July 17
Box 1, Folder 4 Outstanding Student Award, U.S. Naval School, Pre-flight
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1965 January 15
Box 1, Folder 5 Recollections by Bill Lowrence of Kenneth Berube as told to Professor Beth Taylor in a telephone interview
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2010 June