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Charles Michael McKinney Letters

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-838

Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight handwritten letters from Charles Micheal McKinney to Jerry Shuttle in Bluff City, Tennessee from October 23, 1966 until March 25, 1967. McKinney was a Private First Class in the Second Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment during the Vietnam War and these letters detail events and emotions he experienced while serving. They discuss his daily activities, the weather, the training he was receiving, the girls he knew, his various locations, and the pride in his battalion that accompanied his disgust of war.


  • 1966-1967


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


0.10 linear feet (in a single folder)

Method of Acquisition

Jerry Shuttle donated the letters on July 17, 2014, accession number 2014-039.

Processing Information

These letters were processed by Kaley Holloway in October 2014.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA