Ronald W. Walker (1947-1995) was a professor of German at Colorado State University (CSU) from 1979 to 1995. After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1969, he spent a year in Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. Upon returning to the United States, Walker was drafted into the U.S. Army following a student deferment and fought in the Vietnam War. The collection documents his time in Germany, basic training, and Vietnam. Included in the collection are letters, slides, negatives, and newspaper obituaries following his death in 1995.

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  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of three men in a forest. One man is standing, one man is laying on the ground smoking a cigarette, and one man is sitting and eating out of a bag of food. Supplies are spread around the area.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of man sitting in a forest next to an assault rifle and supplies spread around the area.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of two men and a child sitting in a forest.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of man sleeping on the ground in a forest. In the background, there are two guns propped up on plants. Caption on slide reads, "Sarg, M-16/M-203"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of a child sitting in a forest next to a man partially cropped out of the photo.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Closeup of three men posing in a forest. One man, identified as Han, is partially cropped out of the photo. Caption on slide reads, "Prisoners, Han"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of man posing in a forest. Caption on slide reads, "Dave Causey Fo Jr"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of man sitting in tall grass. To the left of the photo is a partial view of another man sitting. Caption on slide reads, "The long walk"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of landscape aerial view.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of landscape aerial view. Caption on slide reads, "Prep the LZ"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of a 1H helicopter taken from a separate aircraft.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of a 1H helicopter taken from a separate aircraft.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of structures in an Army base. Caption on slide reads, "Cam Ranh Bay first view RVN"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of aerial view of 1H helicopter in the air.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of aerial view of trees.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of a 1H helicopter with men sitting in the back. Caption on slide reads "Load up"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of aerial view of trees and hills. Caption on slide reads, "Up and away"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of aerial view of 1H helicopter in the air.
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of two helicopters on land with men sitting inside them. Caption on slide reads, "Huey 1H slick, a flock of 6"
  • Slides and negatives 

    Contributor:Walker, Ronald W.
    Date:1970-1972
    Photograph of several men with camouflage painted faces wearing large packs. Caption on slide reads, "Ready for CA"

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