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Vincent "Frank" Chavez Photograph Album

Identifier: SPC-2020-006

Scope and Contents

The Vincent "Frank" Chavez Photograph Album (1940-1980) contains one photograph album belonging to Vincent "Frank" Chavez, a Mexican American Marine from Cloverfield, California who served in Vietnam. Included in this album are images of Chavez and presumably his family and friends; images taken at Camp Pendleton and Vietnam; images of marines and military equipment; and images taken on the U.S.S Paul Revere. Also included in this album are clippings regarding a veterans protest of Rambo and missing POWs in Vietnam; greeting cards; a poem written by Chavez regarding his time in Vietnam; headshots of actors and stuntmen; comic strips, cartoons, and drawings, and other ephemera.


  • circa 1940s-1980s


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collestions as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Vincent "Frank" Chavez (1949-2011) born on December 1, 1949 in Los Angeles, California was a Mexican-American Marine from Cloverfield, California who served in the Vietnam war. While serving as a Marine with the Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 26th regiment, Lima Company, Chavez was involved in Operation Oklahoma Hills. During this operation, Chavez, under heavy fire and disreagrd for his own safety, retrieved the platoon commander Liuetenant Ronald Rossini. This act of valor earned him the Bronze Star with Combat V.


1 box (1 photograph album )

0.209 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The Vincent "Frank" Chavez Photograph Album includes photographs documenting Chavez' military service, Mexican-American family life in California from the late 1940s through the 1980s, and clippings and ephemera relating to life as a Vietnam Veteran.

Processing Information

Danielle A. Trujillo 2020-02-28

Inventory of the Vincent "Frank" Chavez Photograph Album
Danielle A. Trujillo
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Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747