Thomas Kubeck Vietnam War photographs

Abstract

The Thomas Kubeck Vietnam War photographs (dated 1968-1970, 0.03 cubic feet; 54 items) comprises digital images of photographs taken by Thomas Kubeck during his military service during the Vietnam War from 1969-1970.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thomas Kubeck Vietnam War photographs
Creator
Kubeck, Thomas
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged in original order.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2017av014: [identification of item], Thomas Kubeck Vietnam War photographs, 1968-1970, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thomas Kubeck, of Meridean, Connecticut was born November 14, 1949. After being drafted, Kubeck joined the United States Army as a non-commissioned officer on August 14, 1968. He trained at Fort Jackson (SC), Fort Knox (KY), and Fort Hood (TX). He served in Vietnam from July 20, 1969 until April 17, 1970, earning a silver star. He served in the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, B Troop, 2nd Platoon as a non-commissioned officer on tanks and armored personnel carriers. Because he rode on top of tanks and armored personnel carriers, he was one of the few soldiers able to carry a camera while on duty. Injured twice in the line of duty, he was retired from the military due to combat wounds. Following his service in the military, he took part in the Vietnam Veterans Aganst the War protests. He worked at the United States Postal Service until retiring in 2002. He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, and participated in the first University of Kentucky sponsored honor flight to Washington, D.C. on May 20, 2017.
Scope and Content
The Thomas Kubeck Vietnam War photographs (dated 1968-1970, 0.03 cubic feet; 54 items) comprises digital images of photographs taken by Thomas Kubeck during his military service during the Vietnam War from 1969-1970. The photographs also include images taken during his military training at Fort Knox and waiting to be deployed to Vietnam in Oakland, California. Notable subjects include tanks, armored personnel carriers, the Vietnam jungle, the effects of agent orange on the jungle, members of the Viet Cong, Vietnamese villagers, and base-camp life.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection only available digitally.
Use Restrictions
The physical (digital) rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Fort Knox - from left Larry Knippel, Mark Cosgrove, and unidentified, 1968

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Fort Knox ammunition training - from left Larry Knippel, Mark Cosgrove, Thomas Kubeck, 1968

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Oakland, CA waiting to get orders to get on plane to Vietnam, 1969

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Oakland, CA - from left Rod Sorenson and Thomas Kubeck, 1969

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Vietnam - left Larry Knippel holding weapons, 1969

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Tank - from left Driscoll, Rome, Young, 1969 August

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Thomas Kubeck on top of tank, 1969 August

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Thomas Kubeck on tank, 1969 August

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Thomas Kubeck on tank, 1969 August

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Thomas Kubeck on tank, 1969 August

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Children outside of village of Highway 1 in the Boi Lo Woods outside of Saigon, 1969

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Bomb smoke and remains of jungle after the use of agent orange, 1969

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My Tank - Soldiers taking a break on Highway 1, 1969

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Remains of an armored personnel carrier after it is hit by an RPG, surrounded by remains of jungle after agent orange, 1969

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Tanks going through jungle, several members of the Army of Vietnam on top, 1969

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21 in jungle - tanks in jungle, 1969

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Command track waiting on orders in the Boi Lo Woods, 1969

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Thomas Kubeck next to his armored personnel carier, 1969

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Tank waiting for engagement, 1969

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Armored personnel carrier, 1969

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Tank waiting for engagement, 1969

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Body of enemy combatant - Viet Cong, 1970 January

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Thomas Kubeck in a wig, circa 1969-1970

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Carol the monkey - pet monkey in armored personnel carrier, circa 1969-1970

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Soldiers posing on armored personnel carrier, circa 1969-1970

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From left Thomas Kubeck, Patrick, Joe Parisi, and Daniel Wilkinson (medic), 1970 March

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Joe Parisi next to armored personnel carrier in base camp, 1969 December

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From left Daniel Wilkinson and Joe Parisi, circa 1969-1970

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From left Joe Parisi, Daniel Wilkinson, unidentified, Dick, and Thomas Kubeck, crica 1969-1970

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Joe Parisi in wig, circa 1969-1970

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From left Thomas Kubeck and Joe Parisi, circa 1969-1970

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Armored personnel carrier going into the jungle, circa 1969-1970

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Daniel Wilkinson sitting, circa 1969-1970

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Jungle growing back after napalm, circa 1969-1970

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Brigade commander on left, with Vietnamese translators out in the field, 1970 March

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Platoon on line taking a break, 1970 January

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Platoon on line with red smoke, 1970 January

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Communications specialist, 1970

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Soldiers in front of machinery, Joe Parisi on right, circa 1969-1970

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Viet Cong prisoner in middle of group of soldiers, 1970 March

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Tank - Thomas Kubeck on right with his gunner/loader, 1970 March

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Track with soldiers on top, circa 1969-1970

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Troop in jungle growing back after agent orange, 1969

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Kuchi - outside village, 1970

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Track in jungle, 1970 March

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Armored personnel carrier, 1969 December

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Jungle immediately after agent orange, circa 1969-1970

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Troop on stand-down along Highway 1, Joe Parisi in foreground, circa 1969-1970

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Looking down at driver on top of armored personnel carrier, circa 1969-1970

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Field before battle - haze where smoke bombs were dropped, circa 1969-1970

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Bao Ha, village outside of Kuchi (base-camp) constructed out of flattened aluminum cans , circa 1969-1970

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Ammunition crates inside of armored personnel carrier, circa 1969-1970

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Joe Parisi during stand-down at Kuchi (base-camp), circa 1969-1970

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Thomas Kubeck in civilian clothes in the barracks at Kuchi (base-camp), circa 1969-1970

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