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John F. Donelson Korean War collection

John F. Donelson Korean War Collection

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Finding aid for the John F. Donelson Korean War Collection

KWP.71

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Donelson, John F., 1932-2011
Title: John F. Donelson Korean War Collection
Dates: 2010
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with John F. Donelson from December 9, 2010.
Identification: KWP.71
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

The collection is a part of an ongoing Butler Center for Arkansas Studies project titled FORGOTTEN: The Arkansas Korean War Project. This initiative seeks to record the experiences of Arkansas's Korean War veterans through collection of documents, photographs, and oral history interviews.

This collection contains an oral history interview with John F. Donelson from December 9, 2010.


Biographical Information

John F. Donelson was born in Washington, D.C., in 1932. He enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1949 at the age of seventeen. He served in the Korean War for eleven months beginning in January 1951 as a corporal with the Headquarters Battery, 936th Field Artillery Battalion. Donelson served for a time as a jeep driver in the intelligence section. Later, he was put in charge of a machine gun outpost while serving as part of the unit's fire direction center. He passed away on January 28, 2011.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas. National Guard. Field Artillery Battalion, 936th.
Donelson, John F., 1932-2011
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.
Korean War, 1950-1953.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John F. Donelson Korean War Collection, KWP.71, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by John F. Donelson, December 9, 2010.


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