Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Materials contain various awards from universities and government departments given to Larry Chesley, such as Arizona State University and miscellaneous pilot trainings (ROTC, etc). Materials also contain books about Vietnam prisoners of war and Chesley's personal published work, "Seven Years in Hanoi." Dated approximately 1955-2003.
Book topics include the experiences of being a Vietnam POW, and also the events surrounding the Vietnam War itself. There is also a book containing signatures of the people of Hartford, Connecticut, expressing their gratitude to all POWs who returned, and those who did not. Dated approximately 1971-1976.
Materials contain letters to Larry as he is retained as a POW in North Vietnam from 1966 to 1973. Letters are from his parents, and family members, and also from the Department of Air Force. The series also includes letters of congratulations upon his return home in 1973, as well as letters of sympathy as his second wife and little boy die from a car accident in 1981. The series also contains histories on both Larry and his late wife Annette Huntsman. Dated approximately 1944-2005.
Materials include various magazines which discuss events and opinions surrounding the Vietnam War and the government affiliation with foreign countries. LIFE, TIME, and Newsweek are some of the magazines included. Dated 1968-2002.
Materials include photographs upon Larry Chesley's return home in February 1973. Homecoming parades, and his recognition at certain events are topics of photographs. Chesley also records his experiences as a prisoner of war in audiocassettes and one compact disc. Dated approximately 1958-2001.