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J. C. Griffin Korean War collection

J. C. Griffin Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the J. C. Griffin Korean War collection

BC.KWP.43

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

August 4, 2010



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Griffin, J. C., 1929-
Title: J. C. Griffin Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1951-1952
Dates: 1951-2010
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and photographs related to the military service of J. C. Griffin.
Identification: BC.KWP.43
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 documents and photographs related to the military service of J. C. Griffin.


Biographical Information

J. C. Griffin was born in Austin, Arkansas, in 1929. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in January 1951, at the age of twenty-one. Griffin served in the Korean War for eight months as a corporal with the Headquarters Company, 21st Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Griffin served as a field wireman and worked to keep communication open for the company commanders and platoon leaders. He participated in action during the Chinese Spring Offensive, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, and the Second Korean Winter. After the Korean War, he returned to Arkansas and completed law school. Griffin currently lives in Austin.


Index Terms

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

Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
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

J. C Griffin Korean War collection, KWP.43, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by J. C. Griffin, January 11, 2010


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