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Robert D. Fitzjerrell Korean War collection

Robert D. Fitzjerrell Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Robert D. Fitzjerrel Korean War collection

BC.KWP.79

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

October 5, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Fitzjerrell, Robert D., 1932-2009
Title: Robert D. Fitzjerrell Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1950-1951
Dates: 1950-1987
Quantity: 1.71 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and photographs related to Robert D. Fitzjerrell's military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.79
Language: English

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 documents and photographs related to Robert D. Fitzjerrell's military service.


Biographical Information

Robert D. "Bob" Fitzjerrell was born in Bee Branch, Arkansas, in 1932 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1950, at the age of eighteen. Fitzjerrell served in the Korean War for fifteen months as a corporal with C Company, 189th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. His Korean War service started in April 1951 with Ranger and Advanced Combat training on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan before he arrived in Korea in December 1951. Fitzjerrell was a BAR man and spent much of his time on the front lines. After returning to the United States, Fitzjerrell entered the Army National Guard in 1953, transferred to the Air National Guard in 1963, and eventually retired after twenty-eight years of military service. He passed away on January 28, 2009.


Index Terms

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

Fitzjerrell, Robert D., 1932-2009
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 24th.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert D. Fitzjerrell Korean War collection, KWP.79, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Fitzjerrell family, 2010


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