Charles Michael McKinney Letters, 1966-1967


Charles Michael McKinney Letters, 1966-1967


The Charles Michael McKinney Letters, 1966-1967, held by the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University, consists of eight handwritten letters from Charles Michael 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.

The current digital collection includes surrogates of the collection's eight letters and biographical matter on McKinney, including his obituary.


McKinney, Charles Michael, 1947-1967 (Person)


Charles Michael McKinney Letters, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University




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ETSU Archives of Appalachia: AppMs-0838

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