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Dell G. Evans Korean War collection

Dell G. Evans Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Dell G. Evans Korean War collection

BC.KWP.108

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

January 19, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Evans, Dell G., 1927-2004
Title: Dell G. Evans Korean War collection
Dates: 1946-2004
Quantity: 4.75 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and photographs related to the military career and veteran activities of Dell G. Evans.
Identification: BC.KWP.108
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents and photographs related to the military career and veteran activities of Dell G. Evans.


Biographical Information

Dell G. Evans was born in Weber Falls, Oklahoma, on February 2, 1927, and grew up in Hot Springs and Marianna, Arkansas. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945 after graduating high school and later completed airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, before being discharged in 1946. He attended Henderson State Teachers College (now Henderson State University) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, from 1947-1949, during which time he joined the ROTC program leading to a reserve commission as 2nd lieutenant in July 1949.

Evans served in the Korean War for fourteen months with the "Wolfhounds" of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division as platoon and company leader. He was awarded three Silver Stars for action during November 1950, February 1951, and June 1951, as well as a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Evans served three years with U.S. Army intelligence at the national level and advised the Imperial Inspector General at a large Army installation for fourteen months. He conducted investigations, inspections, surveys and studies. He planned, organized, and wrote emergency defense plans for the largest U.S. Army Corps in Europe and taught leadership and map reading at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he engineered the construction of a day and night compass course.

Evans remained in the military for twenty-three years, retiring from service as a lieutenant colonel at Fort Meade, Maryland, in 1970 and returning to Arkansas. After retiring, he remained active with multiple veteran and military organization. Materials in the collection document his interest in and activity with the creation of Korean War veterans memorial, largely those in Arkansas and Massachusetts, as well was the U.S. national memorial. Evans died in 2004.


Index Terms

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

Evans, Dell G., 1927-2004
Korean War Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- United States
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 25th.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 27th. Wolfhounds, 1st.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestriced access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dell G. Evans Korean War Collection, KWP.108, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bill S. Evans, July 9, 2015


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