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Catalog Number 2010.074.008
Object Name Matchbox
Collection Richard H. Spaulding
Year Range from 1968.0
Year Range to 1973.0
Description Cardboard matchbox with red label. Label is marked in Vietnamese.
Dimensions W-1.5 L-1.75 D-0.75 inches
Material Cardboard, paper
Provenance Richard H. Spaulding served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1967. In 1968, he returned to Vietnam as a civilian employee with Pacific Architects and Engineers. He was captured by North Vietnam during the TET Offensive near Hue, South Vietnam on January 31,1968. He was forced to march with other civilian prisoners and was imprisoned near Hanoi at Camp 77 and later Camp Rockville. He was released by the North Vietnamese on March 16, 1973.
Spaulding spent one year in solitary confinement and had a pet ant.

See accession file for further information.
Search Terms Military
Category Military