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Lt. Jim Ruska letter to David Luthi

Lt. Jim Ruska letter to David Luthi

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lt. Jim Ruska letter to David Luthi
Creator: Ruska, Jim A., Lt.
Creator: Luthi, David P., 1949-2009
Dates: 1969 July 31st
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4468
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lt. Jim Ruska served in the U.S. Navy as a Marine Corps officer during the Vietnam War.

David Pinson Luthi (1949-2009) served in the U.S. Army as an officer during the Vietnam War from 1972-1974.

Scope and Content

Lt. Jim Ruska writes to David P. Luthi, his friend, fraternity brother and former member of the Corps of Cadets from the University of North Georgia, about the living conditions and experiences of American soldiers during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Ruska describes how his fellow soldiers feel about the war, its causes, and alludes to the dynamic between enlisted and or drafted soldiers and officers. He also discusses the difference in living conditions amongst Marines, Army infantrymen and Air Force Privates, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and his battalion's role in Operation Durham Peak.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Lt. Jim Ruska letter to David Luthi, ms4468, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Subject Terms

Luthi, David P., 1949-2009
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Correspondence.

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