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Gilbert M. Depner Korean War collection

Gilbert M. Depner Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Gilbert M. Depner Korean War collection

BC.KWP.16

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

May 18, 2009



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Depner, Gilbert Marvin, 1930-2013
Title: Gilbert M. Depner Korean War collection
Dates: 1950; 2009
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Gilbert M. Depner from May 14, 2009, as well as memoir of his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.16
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


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 Gilbert M. Depner from May 14, 2009 as well as memoir of his military service.


Biogrpahical Information

Gilbert Marvin Depner was born in Farmington, Montana in 1930. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1949 at the age of eighteen. He served in the Korean War for fourteen months as a private with the 2nd Battalion of the 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division beginning in August of 1950. Depner served as a gunner with an anti-tank platoon utilizing bazooka and light machine guns. He participated in the Inchon Landing and the subsequent recapturing of Seoul as well as in action at the Chosin Reservoir and on the East Central Front. Depner returned to the United States in October of 1951. He currently lives in Conway, Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Depner, Gilbert Marvin, 1930-2013
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
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

Gilbert M. Depner Korean War collection, KWP.16, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gilbert Marvin Depner, May 14, 2009


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