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George W. Gatliff Korean War collection

George W. Gatliff Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the George W. Gatliff Korean War collection

BC.KWP.31

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

January 6, 2010



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Gatliff, George W., 1930-
Title: George W. Gatliff Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1951
Dates: 1951-2009
Quantity: 0.71 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with George W. Gatliff from October 27, 2009, as well as photographs related to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.31
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 an oral history interview with George W. Gatliff from October 27, 2009, as well as photographs related to his military service.


Biographical Information

George W. Gatliff was born in Pike County, Arkansas, in 1930 and enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1947 at the age of seventeen while still in high school. His battalion was mobilized on August 21, 1950, and sent to Fort Hood, Texas, for training. Gatliff served in the Korean War for seven months arriving in February 1951 as a corporal with Battery A of the 937th Field Artillery Battalion. Gatliff served as an artillery survey specialist, recorder, and assistant gunner/gun driver. After arriving in Korea, he received additional training near the community of Songson-ni before entering combat. In May 1951, Battery A was detached from the 937th Battalion and sent to support the 1st Marine Division. While with the 1st Marine Division, Gatliff participated in action in the Punch Bowl area, at Bloody Ridge, and Heartbreak Ridge in the Hwachon Reservoir area. He returned to the United States in October 1951. Gatliff currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas. National Guard. Field Artillery Battalion, 937th.
Gatliff, George W., 1930-
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George W. Gatliff Korean War collection, KWP.31, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by George W. Gatliff, October 27, 2009


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