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Jackson D. Currie Korean War collection

Jackson D. Currie Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Jackson D. Currie Korean War collection

BC.KWP.20

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

August 25, 2009



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Currie, Jackson D., 1916-2015
Title: Jackson D. Currie Korean War collection
Dates: 1951-1952; 2009; 2015
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Jack Currie from July 23, 2009, as well as documents relating to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.20
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 Jack Currie from July 23, 2009, as well as documents relating to his military service.


Biographical Information

Jackson D. (Jack) Currie was born in Winchester, Arkansas in 1916. He attended college for two years before enlisting in the Army in July 1942 at the age of twenty-five. Currie served three and a half years in World War II with the 6th Armored Division, both in the U.S. and the European theater. He was awared the Silver and Bronze Stars. After the war, Currie entered the insurance business as a commercial underwriter in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

In November of 1950, Currie was recalled and served in the Korean War for nineteen months. He was a First Lieutenant at HQ MP Group 8137th AU, better known as the United Nations Prisoner of War Camp Number One on Koje-do Island. While at Koje-do, Currie worked as the assistant supply officer responsible for obtaining, maintain, and distributing food and clothing to the 150,000 prisoners. Currie returned to the United States in 1953 and remained in the insurance business until retiring in 1983. Currie died on March 5, 2015 at the age of ninety-eight.


Index Terms

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

Currie, Jackson D., 1916-2015
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
United States. Army. Military Police Battalion, 8137th.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jackson D. Currie Korean War collection, KWP.20, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jack Currie, July 23, 2009


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