Isak, Harry, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1966-1978
Abstract: Collection of Harry Isak's military service. Meritorious service medals, certificates and memorabilia.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC3765

PROVENANCE

Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2012. Gristel Ramler and Tiina Trumberg of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Vietnam Veteran, US Army Sergeant. Served in Vietnam several times (in 1967, 1969 and 1970). Received numerous awards for his service. Bronze star medal 1967, 1970, 1971 for meritorious achievment in ground operations in Vietnam. Also received a meritorious service medal for service as Non-Commissioned Officer in Fort Polk, Louisiana 02.03.1972 - 30.06.1975. Retired from the army in 1975. Participated in the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program as a weapons instructor 1976-1978.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Archive consists of 7 folders. Folder 1 consists of documents related to Harry Isak's service in the U.S. military, rest of the folders consist of Harry Isak's memorabilia.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Isak, Harry collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Isak, Harry collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC Archives.


CITE AS

The Isak, Harry Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Estonian
Military
Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Retirement certificates, rifle competition certificates and certificates related to Harry Isak's service in the U.S. Military Forces. 1966-1977
FOLDER 2. Soldier's steel helmet from March 1969. Belonged to Harry Isak in Vietnam. 1969
FOLDER 3. U.S. Army hat. Belonged to Harry Isak after retirement.
FOLDER 4. Head scarf (cutra) belonging to the Saudi Arabia National Qardi uniform, a circlet and a badge. 1976-1978
FOLDER 5. Trophy. Fort Polk Louisiana 1973 Pistol Team champion member. 1973
FOLDER 6. Trophy. Central Arkansas Gun Club. 19 State Match 66. 2nd Exp. Mil. 200 vd. Stand. 1966
FOLDER 7. Trophy. Fort Polk Louisiana 1973 Pistol Team champion member. 1973