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Kenneth R. Gathright Korean War collection

Kenneth R. Gathright Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Kenneth R. Gathright Korean War collection

BC.KWP.75

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

July 25, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Gathright, Kenneth R., 1930-
Title: Kenneth R. Gathright Korean War collection
Dates: 1948-2010
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Kennth R. Gathright Sr. from October 20, 2011, as well as photographs and documents related to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.75
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 Kennth R. Gathright Sr. from October 20, 2011, as well as photographs and documents related to his military service.


Biographical Information

Kenneth Roy Gathright was born in Birtsell, Arkansas, in 1932. He enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1948, at the age of seventeen and was on furlough when North Korea invaded South Korea. Gathright served in the Korean War for eleven months beginning in August 1950 as a corporal with C Battery, 38th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. His duties included serving as a wireman and forward observer. Gathright participated in the Pusan Perimeter Defense, as well as the subsequent breakout and push to the north. He currently lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Gathright, Kenneth R., 1930-
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 2nd.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kenneth R. Gathright Korean War collection, KWP.75, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Kenneth R. Gathright Sr., October 20, 2010


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