Gordon Brule Jr. Papers

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Gordon Brule Jr. papers
Creator: Brule, Gordon, Jr.
Call Number: D.466
Dates: 1966-1967
Physical Description: 2 Boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Processing Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Military service documents
Series III: News and photographs
Collection Overview
Title: Gordon Brule Jr. papers
Creator: Brule, Gordon, Jr.
Call Number: D.466
Dates: 1966-1967
Physical Description: 2 Boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Gordon Brule, Jr. was born in Hawaii during his father's service in the Air Force.

Gordon graduated from Irondequiot High School in 1966. After enlisting in the Marine Corps that October, he went to Parris Island, South Carolina for training and then on to Camp Pendleton, California. Before arriving in Vietnam, he also stopped in Okinawa for a few days.

The Marine Corps notified his family that 19-year old Pfc. Brule was killed by gunfire in Gio Linh on Sunday, September 24, 1967, three days after arriving in Vietnam. He was survived by his parents, 11-year old brother Robert, and 21-year old sister Anlee and her husband William Forward who served on the U.S.S. Forrestal.

Newspaper clippings noted that Gordon was named godfather to Anlee and William's child born on September 2nd, shortly after Gordon left from his 20-day leave that summer.

Scope and Content
The collection includes an Honorable Service certificate awarded September 24, 1967 and signed by the Secretary of the Navy recognizing Brule's sacrifice in service to the United States, along with his Personal Effects Inventory, Claim Certification and Voucher for Death Gratuity Payment, in addition to other military service documents.

Subject(s):
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Correspondence
Brule, Gordon, Jr.
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Kate Hughes in October, 2013. Finding aid written by Melinda Wallington in November, 2013.Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired in October 2013. Items contained in Box 1, Folder 8 through Box 2 added to the collection in 2014.Access
The Gordon Brule Jr. papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Gordon Brule Jr. papers, D.466, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence, November 13, 1966-December 11, 1966
Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence, January 5, 1967-April 30, 1967
Box 1, Folder 3Correspondence, May 1, 1967-September 20, 1967
Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence, undated
Box 1, Folder 5Spiritual cards
Box 1, Folder 8Correspondence, October 12, 1966-November 9, 1967
Box 1, Folder 9Correspondence, November 11, 1966-November 23, 1966
Box 1, Folder 10Correspondence, November 24, 1966-December 13, 1966
Box 1, Folder 11Correspondence, January 4, 1967-January 27, 1967
Box 1, Folder 12Correspondence, February 9, 1967-March 23, 1967
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence, March 30, 1967-April 29, 1967
Box 2, Folder 2Correspondence, May 8, 1967-June 12, 1967
Box 2, Folder 3Correspondence, June 19, 1967-August 30, 1967
Box 2, Folder 4Correspondence, September 4, 1967-September 18, 1967
Box 2, Folder 5Correspondence, circa September 1967
Box 2, Folder 7Tyrrell Jewelers, Inc. to Linda Encao, November 6, 1967-November 21, 1967
Box 3Oversized cards, March 10, 1967 March 21, 1967
Gordon Brule sent these two cards to his fiance, Linda, while stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.

Series II: Military service documents
Box 1, Folder 7Armed Services papers, 1947-1967
Box 1, Folder 14United States Marine Corps rank appointment document, April 19, 1967
Series III: News and photographs
Box 1, Folder 6Newspaper clippings, 1967
Box 2, Folder 1Photographs, circa 1967
Box 2, Folder 6News clippings, circa September 1967


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