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John V. "Pete" Smith Korean War collection

John V. "Pete" Smith Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the John V. "Pete" Smith Korean War collection

BC.KWP.105

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

November 5, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Smith, John V. "Pete", 1930-1997
Title: John V. "Pete" Smith Korean War collection
Dates: 1947-1997
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and photographs related to the life and military service of John V. "Pete" Smith.
Identification: BC.KWP.105
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-kwp-105

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents and photographs related to the life and military service of John V. "Pete" Smith.


Biographical Information

John Vernest "Pete" Smith was born on January 14, 1930, in Colt, Arkansas, and enlisted in the Army in 1948 at the age of eighteen. He served in the Korean War for nearly three years, most of which was as a prisoner of war. Smith served as a radio operator in D Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He participated in the Inchon Landing, the liberation of Seoul, and the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. He was captured on December 2, 1950, and spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner of war. Smith was released on August 14, 1953.

Pete Smith returned to Arkansas after the war. He died in September 1997.


Index Terms

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

Camp Haugen (Japan)
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Smith, John V. "Pete", 1930-1997
United States. Army. 32nd Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John V. "Pete" Smith Korean War collection, KWP.105, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Kaye Buie and Roy D. Oxenrider, 2013


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