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

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Title:Michael J. Carley (Class of 1962) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War
Date range:1964-2014
Creator:Carley, Michael John, 1939-1967
Extent:0.25 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains biographical information about Michael John Carley (Brown University Class of 1962), who was killed in action (KIA 670227) while copiloting a helicopter mission in the Vietnam War. Carley had flown 320 missions, entitling him to 16 Air Medals. A large part of the collection is in the form of an oral history and other recollections by his widow, Connie Worthington (Brown University/Pembroke Class of 1968). Worthington talks about their days as students at Brown University, Carley’s pilot training, his experiences in Vietnam and his memorial services, as part of the Vietnam Oral History Collections. There are also recollections about Mike Carley from his U.S.M.C. comrades from military-related sources and from a reunion with Connie, son Michael Carley, Jr. and the surviving members of Mike Carley's [Sr.] squadron. Includes a published book by Mike's brother, Richard Carley, titled "Growing up on the farm: a Sharon Mountain story" which includes historical recollections of the town of Sharon, Connecticut, and a remembrance of Mike.
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Collection number:AMS.1U.C13