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936th Field Artillery Battalion (Arkansas National Guard) Korean War collection

936th Field Artillery Battalion (Arkansas National Guard) Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the 936th Field Artillery Battalion (Arkansas National Guard) Korean War collection

BC.KWP.103

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

November 10, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Central Arkansas Library System. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: 936th Field Artillery Battalion (Arkansas National Guard) Korean War collection
Dates: 1950-1953; 2010
Quantity: 1.54 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents related to the 936th Field Artillery Battalion, Arkansas National Guard.
Identification: BC.KWP.103
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-kwp-103

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents related to the 936th Field Artillery Battalion, Arkansas National Guard.


Historical Information

The 936th Field Artillery Battalion was the first Arkansas Nation Guard unit to enter combat in Korea. It mobilized on August 2, 1950, and trained stateside for five months before arriving at Pusan, South Korea, on February 10, 1951. The 936th provided artillery support to the 3rd Infantry Division, 25th Infantry Division, and 1st Cavalry Division, as well as division from the Army of the Republic of Korea. It fired its first rounds from 155mm self-propelled howitzers, called "Long Toms," on March 29 during the UN offensive and push north. During its time in Korea, the battalion participated in the following campaigns: First United Nations (UN) Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Spring Offensive; UN Summer - Fall Offensive; and Second Korean winter. Following the Korean War, the 936th Field Artillery Battalion and its Arkansas counterpart the 937th Field Artillery Battalion were reorganized as the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 142nd Field Artillery.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas. National Guard. Field Artillery Battalion, 936th.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Artillery operations.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States.
Korean War, 1950-1953.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

936th Field Artillery Battalion Korean War collection, KWP.103, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Items in this collection were donated by multiple military veterans and their families.


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