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Charles W. Hughes Korean War collection

Charles W. Hughes Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Charles W. Hughes Korean War collection

BC.KWP.50

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

July 13, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Hughes, Charles W., 1931-
Title: Charles W. Hughes Korean War collection
Dates: 1948-2010
Quantity: 4.58 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Charles W. Hughes from September 14, 2010, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service and his library of Korean War literature.
Identification: BC.KWP.50
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 W. Hughes from September 14, 2010, as well as photographs and documents pertinent to his military service and his library of Korean War literature.


Biographical Information

Charles W. Hughes was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1931. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948, at the age of seventeen. Hughes served in the Korean War for nine months as a hospital corpsman attached to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. In addition to providing preventive medical care, Hughes was also responsible for providing emergency battlefield treatment to injured Marines.

After returning to the United States, he worked in communication intelligence for the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland, and later the Air Force Security Service as a cryptanalyst (Russian), instructor of cryptanalysis, technical writer (cryptanalysis), technical editor, and finally as the Chief of the Editing and Publications Branch of the USAFSS School at Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, Texas. After returning to school and completing his PhD in literature and linguistics, Hughes taught English at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. In 2006, he published Accordion War: Korea 1951 - Life and Death in a Marine Rifle Company about his experiences in the Korean War. Hughes currently lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

[Portions of this biography adapted from http://dochughesbooks.com]


Index Terms

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

Hughes, Charles W., 1931-
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

Charles W. Hughes Korean War collection, KWP.50, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles W. Hughes, September 14, 2010


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