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Edward T. Person Korean War collection

Edward T. Person Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Edward T. Person Korean War collection

BC.KWP.48

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

April 6, 2010



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Person, Edward T., 1927-2012
Title: Edward T. Person Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 2010
Dates: 1950-2010
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Edward T. Person from March 23, 2010, as well as photograph related to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.48
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 Edward T. Person from March 23, 2010, as well as photograph related to his military service.


Biographical Information

Edward T. Person was born in Norphlet, Arkansas, in 1927. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942, at the age of fifteen and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Person served in the Korean War for four months beginning in August 1950, with a Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. He served as platoon sergeant and participated in action at the Pusan Perimeter, the landing at Inchon, the liberation of Seoul, and the Chosin Reservoir. Person was wounded in action in December 1950. After his time in the Korean War, he remained in the Marine Corps until retirement. Person passed away on October 30, 2012.


Index Terms

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

Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Person, Edward T., 1927-2012
United States. Marine Corps. Marine Division, 1st.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward T. Person Korean War collection, KWP.48, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Edward T. Person, March 23, 2010


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