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Charles O. Hilburn Korean War collection

Charles O. Hilburn Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Charles O. Hilburn Korean War collection

BC.KWP.24

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

September 11, 2009



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Hilburn, Charles O., 1929-2013
Title: Charles O. Hilburn Korean War collection
Dates: 1951-1952; 2009; 2014
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Charles Hilburn from August 27, 2009, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.24
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 Charles Hilburn from August 27, 2009, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service.


Biographical Information

Charles Owen Hilburn was born in Black Rock, Arkansas, in 1929. He worked as a farmer and part-time mechanic before being drafted into the U.S. Army in February of 1951. Hilburn served in the Korean War for ten months and seven days as a corporal with the service battery of the 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. He participated in action at Heartbreak Ridge and Bloody Ridge before returning to the United States in 1952. Hilburn passed away in 2013.


Index Terms

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

Hilburn, Charles O., 1929-2013
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 2nd.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles O. Hilburn Korean War collection, KWP.24, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles Hilburn, August 27, 2009


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