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Title Papers
Creator Becchett, Paul S., Jr.
Description This collection consists chiefly of the letters of Paul S. Becchetti, Jr. to his parents, Paul S. Becchetti, Sr. and Theodora M. "Doris" (Kardas) Becchetti, of Poughkeepsie, New York. The letters begin while Paul is a student at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1960-1961, and continue through his military service with the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1962-1964. He gives detailed descriptions of his life as a "medic" in this unit, including his parachute jumps and his field training in the United States and abroad. Also included is a printed note from Ethel Kennedy acknowledging the senior Becchettis' expression of sympathy on the death of her husband Robert F. Kennedy.
Collection Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Date 1960
Year Range From 1960
Year Range To 1968
Other Number MSS 235
Subjects Integration
Military life
Medical personnel
People Becchetti, Paul S., Sr., 1906-1990
Becchetti, Theodora M. (Kardas), 1911-2007
Becchetti, Paul S., Jr.
Kennedy, Ethel, b. 1928
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
Search Terms Red Cross
U.S. Army
101st Airborne Division
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Fort Campbell, KY
Poughkeepsie, NY
Catalog Number 2008.1.55
Dates of Creation 1960-1968
Extent 1/2 box. 3 folders. 70 items. Originals.
Number of Images 0