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Boyd E. Tucker Korean War collection

Boyd E. Tucker Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Boyd E. Tucker Korean War collection

BC.KWP.18

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

August 26, 2009



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Tucker, Boyd E., 1924-1950
Title: Boyd E. Tucker Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1943-1954
Dates: 1943-1954; 2004
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains copies of documents related to the military service of Boyd E. Tucker.
Identification: BC.KWP.18
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 copies of documents related to the military service of Boyd E. Tucker.


Biographical Information

Boyd Edward Tucker was born near Hot Springs, Arkansas on December 26, 1924. He enlisted in the Army in January 1949, at the age of twenty-four and was stationed at Camp Carson, Colorado. After completing his initial year of service, Tucker re-enlisted on February 17, 1950, with Battery B of the 63rd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division. He was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, and Camp Stoneman, California, before being sent to Japan in May. When North Korea invaded South Korea, Tucker’s unit was one of the first to be sent into combat. On July 14, 1950, U.S. forces were overrun by the enemy near Samgyo-Ri. Tucker was killed in this action. As his unit was forced to abandon all deceased soldiers and equipment during their retreat, Tucker was officially listed as MIA and later buried nearby by local villagers. In April of 1951, his body was recovered and moved to the UN military cemetery at Tanggok, Korea to await verification of his identity. His remains were returned to Arkansas in 1954 and buried in Oma Cemetery in Hot Spring County.


Index Terms

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

Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Tucker, Boyd E., 1924-1950
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 24th.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Boyd E. Tucker Korean War collection, KWP.18, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Tucker Family, August 23, 2009


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