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Andrew J. Lucas Korean War collection

Andrew J. Lucas Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Andrew J. Lucas Korean War collection

BC.KWP.34

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

January 7, 2010



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Lucas, Andrew J., Jr., 1929-
Title: Andrew J. Lucas Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 2009
Dates: 1950; 2009
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Andrew J. Lucas Jr. from December 3, 2009, as well a photograph related to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.34
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 Andrew J. Lucas Jr. from December 3, 2009, as well a photograph related to his military service.


Biographical Information

Andrew J. Lucas Jr. was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1929. He enlisted in the Arkansas State Guard in 1944, followed by the Arkansas Army National Guard in 1946, and the regular Army in 1948. Lucas was stationed as a personnel clerk in Kyoto, Japan when the war broke out. He served in the Korean War for one year beginning in July 1950 as a sergeant with the Headquarters Battery of the 90th Field Artillery Battalion, 25th Infantry Division. Lucas served as a member on a forward observer team, as a switchboard operator, and as a wire team chief. He participated in the Pusan Perimeter Defense, as well as the subsequent breakout and push to the north. After returning to the United States in 1951, Lucas signed a waiver to return to Korea and rejoin his old unit. He started additional training in Japan, but was discharged in 1952. Lucas returned to the Arkansas Army National Guard in 1956-1958 and was called into active duty for eleven weeks during the Central High Desegregation Crisis. He currently lives in Fayetteville, 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
Lucas, Andrew J., Jr., 1929-
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

Andrew J. Lucas Korean War collection, KWP.34, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Andrew J. Lucas Jr., December 3, 2009


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