Back in November I published a request from LTC Scott Ellinger, who is at the American Institute in Taiwan – Taipei (AIT). He works in the Technical Section (Technical Section is the term used for the US MAAG since 1979) as the Army Programs Manager.
Scott's request was for memorabilia from former US military members who were assigned to any unit in Taiwan (USTDC, MAAG, Army/Navy/Air Force/Marine units and DoD civilians assigned to any of these units). Items will be displayed at AIT in Taipei. He's interested in photographs, award certificates, orders, badges, and just about anything else you can think of that helps provide a record of the American military presence in Taiwan.
He has now been asked to participate in an exhibition sponsored by the American Center in Kaohsiung. AIT-K (AIT's branch in Kaohsiung) will host a portion of the exhibition. The key element will be the US presence in Taiwan which will mostly cover the period 1950-1980. Scott will be assisting with the military portion of the exhibition and will temporarily supply the few items of memorabilia that he has already collected. This exhibition would be a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking about going back to Taiwan to see "things of the past." Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) will also assist with this project.
If you would like to contribute to this project and to the permanent display at AIT, please email LTC Scott Ellinger at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.