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Donald J. Louks Korean War collection

Donald J. Louks Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Donald J. Louks Korean War collection

BC.KWP.35

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

April 24, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Louks, Donald J., 1932-2011
Title: Donald J. Louks Korean War collection
Dates: 1950-1953; 2009-2011
Quantity: 0.71 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Donald J. Louks from December 17, 2009, as well as photographs related to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.35
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 Donald J. Louks from December 17, 2009, as well as photographs related to his military service.


Biographical Information

Donald J. Louks was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1932. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1950 at the age of seventeen. Louks served in the Korean War for thirteen months beginning in January 1951, with the 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as an infantryman and later military policeman. While serving as a squad leader, he was wounded twice during several days of fighting to capture Hill 749 in September 1951. He was discharged in February 1952. Louks died on September 18, 2011, in Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
Louks, Donald J., 1932-2011
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

Donald J. Louks Korean War collection, KWP.35, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Donald J. Louks, December 27, 2009


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