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A. Keith Jernigan Korean War collection

A. Keith Jernigan Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Keith Jernigan Korean War collection

BC.KWP.13

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

May 13, 2009



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Jernigan, Arnold Keith, 1928-2015
Title: A. Keith Jernigan Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1950-1951
Dates: 1948-1954; 2000-2009; 2015
Quantity: 0.7 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with A. Keith Jernigan from February 4, 2009, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.13
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 A. Keith Jernigan from February 4, 2009, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.


Biographical Information

Arnold Keith Jernigan was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1928. He attended Little Rock Junior College for two years before enlisting in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1948 at the age of nineteen. Colorblind, he had memorized the color chart to enlist. Jernigan served in the Korean War for eight months beginning in September of 1950 as a Sergeant in the Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Service Group, 1st Marine Corps Division. His main duties included reconnoitering, maintaining/distributing maps, and interrogation of civilians. He participated in the Inchon Landing, the withdrawal of troops from North Korea, and the U.N. Counter Offensive of 1951.

Jernigan died on December 7, 2015, at the age of eighty-seven.


Index Terms

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

Jernigan, Arnold Keith, 1928-2015
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

A. Keith Jernigan Korean War collection, KWP.13, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by A. Keith Jernigan, February 4, 2009


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