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Michael J. Carley (Class of 1962) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War

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Series 1. Oral Histories

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Oral history interview of Connie Worthington by Prof. Elizabeth S. Taylor - Sound recording on CD-ROM disc
1.0 disc
Contents Note: Part 1 of the audio recording is transcribed on Pages 1-44 of the typed transcription. Part 2 is transcribed on Pages 44-48 of the typed transcription.

2010 July 13
Box 1, Folder 2 Oral history interview of Connie Worthington by Prof. Elizabeth S. Taylor - Transcription edited by Connie Worthington
49.0 pagesTranscription of an interview by Elizabeth Johnson with Connie Worthington, widow of Michael Carley (Brown 1966). The inteview took place on July 13, 2010 and was later edited by Connie Worthington who noted "I corrected some things, added names and relevant bits of detail"
Contents Note: Connie Worthington interview conducted by Prof. Elizabeth Taylor in the John Hay Library


Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States

Names:
Carley, Michael John, 1939-1967
Worthington, Connie

2010 July 13
Box 1, Folder 2 Oral history interview of Connie Worthington by Prof. Elizabeth S. Taylor - Transcription unedited
48.0 pages
2010 July 13
Box 1, Folder 3 Oral history interview of Connie Worthington by Prof. Elizabeth S. Taylor - Interview notes
5.0 pages

Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States
Widows

Names:
Carley, Michael John, 1939-1967
Worthington, Connie
United States. Marine Corps.


Names:
Taylor, Elizabeth S. (Beth)
2010 July 10
Box 1, Folder 4 Brown Vietnam Vets Oral History: Years at Brown questions and notes by Prof. Elizabeth S. Taylor
4.0 sheets
Contents Note: Four sheets of prompt questions with handwritten responses on the front and back of the pages.

2010 July 13
Box 1, Folder 5 Brown University Oral History Program Release Form signed by Connie Worthington
1.0 page
2010 July 13
Box 1, Folder 6 Michael J. Carley Biography based on the oral history interview of his widow Connie Worthington [written by Prof. Elizabeth S. Taylor?]
8.0 pages
2010
Digital Audio Files Oral history interview of Connie Worthington by Christy Law Blanchard - Sound recording on 3 digital .mp3 files
Contents Note: Oral history interview conducted as part of the Brown Women Speak project at the Pembroke Centre for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University. Connie Worthington graduated from Pembroke in 1968. She talks about her family, growing up in Providence, Rhode Island, attending Mount Holyoke College, meeting Michael Carley, and becoming a military family and moving with Mike and their son Mike Jr. to Florida and North Carolina. She then describes her experiences as a single widowed mother and student at Brown University after Mike was killed in Vietnam and the raising of her son who has Asperger's Syndrome. She also describes the legend of Professor Josiah S. Carberry, a venerated fictional figure at Brown. She talks about her support of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and her career teaching at Lincoln School in Providence. She then married a man from England, moved to London and worked for Hunger Project Trust and Amnesty International. She ended that marriage, came back to Providence and worked for Rhode Island Religious Coalition on Abortion Rights. When she retired did volunteer work as an escort of women outside Planned Parenthood medical centers in Rhode Island. She also discusses her trip to Vietnam with her son Mike Jr. to visit the places that her deceased husband had seen during his military service there flying helicopters.

2015 June 8
Box 1, Folder 6a Oral history interview of Connie Worthington by Christy Law Blanchard - Transcription
23.0 pages
2015 June 8

Series 2. Articles, 1967-1969

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 7 "A Brown Club with Air Medals" / "Brown Club Whose Members Have Flown 1640 Missions" - Brown Alumni Monthly, Vol. LXVII No. 5
2.0 pages
Contents Note: Article discussing "The Brown Club of Ky Ha," comprised of five Brown alumnus who found themselves stationed together in Ky Ha, Vietnam. Includes a photograph of the five men, dated January 23, 1967: Maj. Randall W. Duphiney '53; Capt. James D. Turner '58; 1st Lt. Edward Kirkland '65; 1st Lt. Michael J. Carley '62; and Lt. Col. William R. Maloney '51. Titles are different on article and in table of contents.

1967 February
Box 1, Folder 7 Brown Alumni Monthly "Killed In Action" [Carley]
1967 April
Box 1, Folder 7 "Around and About" by Worthington, Constance. Column for the Junior League of Providence magazine/newsletter.
5.0 pages
Contents Note: Column discusses how political unrest, impatience, and violence have touched the Brown and Pembroke communities. Looks at roots of student unrest, explaining that "The target for student upheaval, therefore, is inequality in various forms," chief among these being the war in Vietnam, civil rights, and institutional inequality (e.g. Brown's standardized curriculum). Focuses on how "a state of student upheaval" can be transformed to a "state of peaceful and democratic change," advocating constructive, open discourse. In an email dated February 13, 2013 from Connie Worthington to Erica Florenz (see Box 1 Folder 7), Connie explained that "Around and About" was originally written for the Junior League of Providence magazine/newsletter.

1969
Box 1, Folder 7 "The Vietnam Moratorium" by Connie Carley, published in "The Signpost" the magazine of the Junior League of Providence, Vol. XLIX No. 3
5.0 pages
Contents Note: Brief article written by Connie Worthington (under the name Connie Carley) about a large protest on October 15, 1969 organized by The National Moratorium Committee against American involvement in Vietnam. Ms. Worthington lauds the protests and advocates for reciprocal communication between citizens and government.

1969 December
Box 1, Folder 7 "The Death of Mike Carley", from the Ugly Angels HMM-362 website (http://www.hmm-362.us/carley_by_fix.htm)
6.0 pages
Contents Note: Printed from a website devoted to the "Ugly Angels, HMM-362" (http://www.hmm-362.us/carley_by_fix.htm) on April 26, 2010. The report describes the death of Mike Carley, told principally through the eyes of Ron Fix.



Subjects:
Marines--Medals, badges, decorations, etc.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American

Names:
Carley, Michael John, 1939-1967
Brown University. Naval ROTC.
United States. Marine Corps.


Names:
Fix, Ronald E., 1942-2006
printed 2010 April 26
Box 1, Folder 7 Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter Squadrons in Vietnam: Michael John Carley Incident
2014

Series 3. Photographs, 1964-1967

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 8 Michael Carley and Connie Worthington wedding group
1.0 photographs
Contents Note: Pictured from left to right: George Gurney, Charles E. "Chas" Milmine, Bill Worthington, W. Chesley "Chet" Worthington, Connie Worthington, Michael John Carley, Richard A. "Dick" Carley, Richard L. Carley, Jay Stevens

1964 June 6
Box 1, Folder 8 Ky Ha, Vietnam as seen from the air
1.0 photographs
1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 8 1st Lt. Mike Carley in military air transport
1.0 photographs
Contents Note: Michael Carley is sitting inside a military air transport plane.

1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 8 Michael J. Carley military portrait - ROTC
circa 1966
Box 1, Folder 8 First Lieutenant Michael John Carley military portrait
circa 1966
Box 1, Folder 8 Mike Carley (on right) and Mike Kennett on the transit line at Cubi Point, Philippines.
3.0 pages
Contents Note: Mike Carley walking outside with Mike Kennett. Caption under photo: "Mike Carley and JD "Smokey" Norton on the transit line at Cubi Point on one of those light days. These were good times. Photo by Joel Vignere." Comment added later as correction: "The guy on the right is indeed Mike Carley, but the fellow with the mustache is Mike Kennett, not Smokey Norton."

1966
Box 1, Folder 8 Michael Carley and Deak Warner in "Ugly Angel" hootch, Vietnam
3.0 pages
Contents Note: Mike Carley standing in his underwear inside the hootch. Caption on photo: "Mike Carley screwing around in an Ugly Angel hootch. Despite his bizarre appearance in this photo, Mike took such great pride in his appearance that his nom de guerre was "PigPen." Mike was killed in February of 67 at Nui Dang, southeast of Quang Ngai. Beside him in the photo is Bob "Deak" Warner who flew Mike's body back to Ky Ha after the incident. Photo by Joel Vignere." Comment added by Dick Moser: "The guy on the right whose head is barely visible is, I think, Dick Jesse, who was our logistics officer. The skinny kid bending over in the background is me."

circa 1967
Box 1, Folder 8 Exterior photograph of hootch for the United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362, Khe Sanh, Vietnam
2.0 pages
Contents Note: Building where the men of Aircrew HMM-362 relaxed between flights. Caption under photo: "Home away from home! Aircrew Hooch at Khe Sahn [Vietnam]. Christmas 67."

1967 December
Box 1, Folder 8 Ugly Night Club Act - members of the United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 putting on a show, Ky Ha, Vietnam
2.0 pages
Contents Note: Aircrew members of HMM-362 putting on a show for crewmates with their torsos bear, painted with faces and their arms up in giant top hats covering their heads. Caption under photo: "Actually an even better act than it apears to be. Somehow the performers were able to make the cigarettes in their navels actually puff. In Special Edition #5, Ron Fix describes this scene. Mike Carely who was killed 670227 is at extreme right. Only other known performer was Smokey Norton but I am not sure which torso was his and who any others were. Please identify yourselves. Photo by Joel Vignere."

1966
Box 1, Folder 8 United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 line up outside the Mess Hall, Ky Ha (?), Vietnam.
2.0 pages
Contents Note: Large building with members of the United State Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 lined up outside waiting for a meal. Caption under photo: "Now that's a chow line."

1969 February
Box 1, Folder 8 Photograph of United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 mess hall with brass band giving a concert, Christmas, Khe Sanh, Vietnam
2.0 pages
Contents Note: Photograph of United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 mess hall with brass band giving a concert, Christmas, Khe Sanh, Vietnam. Caption under photo: "Christmas 67 at Khe Sanh."

1967 December
Box 1, Folder 8 Ky Ha, Vietnam - village main street and buildings where United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 was stationed.
2.0 pages
Contents Note: United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 was stationed in Ky Ha, Vietnam. Caption under photo: "HMM-362, Ky Ha, 1966-1967. A stroll down the main street of Ky Ha ville."

circa 1966
Box 1, Folder 8 View near Nui Dang, Vietnam, area where Mike Carley of the United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 was killed
3.0 pages
Contents Note: Area where Mike Carley with the United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 flew a mission on Feburary 27, 1967 and was killed near Nui Dang, Vietnam. Caption under photo: "This is the area where Mike Carley, HMM-362, was killed. According to Ron Fix they were descending from west to east, as shown in the photo, when they took fire. Jim Hippert subsequently landed the disabled a/c in a mine field. Ron says that the field(s) to the right front of the hill remind him of where they actually landed. Photo by Joel Vignere."

circa 1967
Box 1, Folder 8 United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 land HUS-1 Seahorse helicopters in rice paddies, Vietnam
3.0 pages
Contents Note: United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362 land HUS-1 Seahorses helicopters in rice paddies, Vietnam. Caption under photo: "LZ. HUS-1 Seahorses from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 362 insert Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) troops in a landing zone in a rice paddy in South Vietnam. As part of Operation Shufly, HMM-362 became the first Marine aviation unit to fly operationally in country in South Vietnam beginning on April 15, 1962."

circa 1966
Box 1, Folder 8 YL-42 UH-34D helicopter in which Mike Carley (member of the United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362) was flying when he was killed on February 27, 1967
2.0 pages
Contents Note: Photograph of the YL-42 UH-34D helicopter in which Mike Carley (1st Lt. in United States Marine Corps Squadron HMM-362) was flying when he was killed on February 27, 1967. Caption under photo: "HMM-362 YL-42. A rare occasion of this work Dog sitting static."

1966

Series 4. Memorials

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 9 Morning Worship and Alumni Memorial Program from Brown University Commencement
1.0 pamphlet/2 pages
Contents Note: Program for service in which men who lost lives in Vietnam were honored. Michael J. Carley is among the men honored.

1972 June 4
Box 1, Folder 9 Correspondence from Charles A. Baldwin, Chaplain of the University to Mrs. Constance Carley enclosing a copy of the Morning Worship and Alumni Memorial program
1.0 page
1972 June 15

Series 5. Supporting Materials

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 10 Carley, Richard L. "Growing Up On the Farm: A Sharon Mountain Story" AuthorHouse, 2011 [published book] ISBN: 9781463419585
1.0 volume
Contents Note: Richard L. Carley was Michael J. Carley's brother. This book is Richard's perspective on their youth. It includes stories about their father and grandfather and the history of Sharon Mountain area in Sharon, Connecticut where they grew up, as well as a moving description of Michael's funeral. Handwritten inscription inside front cover: "God Bless you Mike. Will always love you. your brother Rich (5/16/12)"


Names:
Carley, Michael John, 1939-1967
Brown University--Students

2011
Box 1, Folder 11 Related Emails: Email correspondence between Connie Worthington, Prof. Elizabeth Taylor and Erica Florenz (research assistant)
3.0 pages
Contents Note: Email correspondence between Connie Worthington, Prof. Beth Taylor and research assistant Erica Florenz, clarifying items from Connie Worthington's 2010 Oral History interview with Prof. Beth Taylor and Mrs. Worthington's article "Around and About."


Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American

Names:
Carley, Michael John, 1939-1967
Taylor, Elizabeth S. (Beth)


Names:
Worthington, Connie
2012 August 6 - 2013 February 21
Box 1, Folder 11 Related Emails: Prof. Elizabeth Taylor and David E. Taylor discussing the identification of the Sikorsky helicopter YL-42 in which Michael Carley was flying when he was killed
3.0 pages
2014 October 8