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Joseph R. Burch Korean War collection

Joseph R. Burch Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Joseph R. Burch Korean War collection

BC.KWP.25

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

January 27, 2010



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Burch, Joseph R., 1930-2011
Title: Joseph R. Burch Korean War collection
Dates: 1950-1951; 2009
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Joseph R. Burch from August 28, 2009, as well as documents pertinent to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.25
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 Joseph R. Burch from August 28, 2009, as well as documents pertinent to his military service.


Biographical Information

Joseph Rex Burch was born in Woodson, Arkansas, in 1930. He joined the Air Force in 1947 at the age of sixteen and served three years. In August of 1950, Burch enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of nineteen. He served in the Korean War for eleven months as a sergeant with the 11th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He participated in the landing at Inchon, the liberation of Seoul, and the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. Burch returned to the United States in 1951. He passed away on January 27, 2011.


Index Terms

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

Burch, Joseph R., 1930-2011
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

Joseph R. Burch Korean War collection, KWP.25, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joseph Rex Burch, August 28, 2009


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