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Donald E. Bethune Korean War collection

Donald E. Bethune Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Donald E. Bethune Korean War collection

BC.KWP.17

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

May 19, 2009



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Bethune, Donald Elbert, 1931-2008
Title: Donald E. Bethune Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1950
Dates: 1950; 2009
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and photographs related to the military service of Donald Elbert Bethune.
Identification: BC.KWP.17
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 Donald Elbert Bethune.


Biographical Information

Donald Elbert Bethune was born in Paris, Arkansas in 1931. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in Houston, Texas in 1947 at the age of seventeen and was stationed in China for eighteen months. Bethune served in the Korean War for approximately two months beginning in July of 1950 with the 2nd Battalion of the 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. His general duties included that of a M-1 Rifle Sharp Shooter and Carbine Marksman. He participated in the Inchon Landing and subsequent recapture of Seoul where he was wounded on September 23, 1950. He returned to the United States after his injury. Following his service in the Korean War, Bethune remained in the Marines until his retirement in 1968, a total of twenty-two years. Bethune passed away on March 28, 2008.


Index Terms

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

Bethune, Annette
Bethune, Donald Elbert, 1931-2008
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

Donald E. Bethune Korean War collection, KWP.17, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Annette Bethune, February 24, 2009


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