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Bill R. Roussel Korean War collection

Bill R. Roussel Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Bill R. Roussel Korean War collection

BC.KWP.55

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

July 3, 2010



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Roussel, Bill R., 1928-
Title: Bill R. Roussel Korean War collection
Dates: 1950-2010
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Bill R. Roussel from September 21, 2010, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.55
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-kwp-55

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


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 Bill R. Roussel from September 21, 2010, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.


Biographical Information

Bill R. Roussel was born in Newark, Arkansas, in 1928. He enlisted in the Army in 1945 at the age of sixteen and served on occupation duty in Europe following Germany's surrender in World War II. In 1948, he re-enlisted in the Army at the age of nineteen and worked as a cook and battalion mess sergeant in Japan. Roussel served in the Korean War for sixteen months where he continued his duties with the 54th Engineer Maintenance Company. He participated in the defense of the Pusan Perimeter as well as the subsequent breakout and push north. Roussel currently lives in Searcy, Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Roussel, Bill R., 1928-
United States. Army. 54th Engineer Maintenance Company.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Bill R. Roussel Korean War collection, KWP.55, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bill R. Roussel, September 21, 2010


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