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Walter R. Rhodes Korean War collection

Walter R. Rhodes Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Walter R. Rhodes Korean War collection

BC.KWP.49

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

July 25, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Rhodes, Walter R., 1928-
Title: Walter R. Rhodes Korean War collection
Dates: Bulk, 1949-1951
Dates: 1949-2012
Quantity: 0.92 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Walter R. Rhodes from March 24, 2010, as well as documents and photographs related to his military service and his family.
Identification: BC.KWP.49
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 Walter R. Rhodes from March 24, 2010, as well as documents and photographs related to his military service and his family.


Biographical Information

Walter R. Rhodes was born in Pecos, Texas, in 1928, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948, at the age of nineteen. He served in the Korean War for fourteen months as a corporal with B Company, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division beginning in August 1950. His duties included serving in a fire direction center calculating firing data for the weapons, as driver for the battery commander, and as a forward observer, among other positions. Rhodes was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during the battle of Heartbreak Ridge. He currently lives in Benton, 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
Rhodes, Walter R., 1928-
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

Walter R. Rhodes Korean War collection, KWP.49, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Walter R. Rhodes, March 24, 2010


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