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Allen L. Dunn Korean War collection

Allen L. Dunn Korean War collection

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Finding aid for the Allen L. Dunn Korean War collection

BC.KWP.33

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

Febaruary 10, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2017-05-30T13:14-0500
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
CreatorDunn, Allen L., 1931-2012
Title: Allen L. Dunn Korean War collection
Dates: 1950-1954; 1997-2009
Quantity: 1.4 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains an oral history interview with Allen L. "Sonny" Dunn from December 3, 2009, as well a photographs and documents related to his military service.
Identification: BC.KWP.33
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-kwp-33

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 Allen L. "Sonny" Dunn from December 3, 2009, as well a photographs and documents related to his military service.


Biographical Information

Allen L. "Sonny" Dunn was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1931. He enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard in 1949 at the age of seventeen. His unit was completing a summer camp at Camp Robinson when war broke out. He served in the Korean War for fourteen months beginning in December 1950 with Headquarters Battery, 936th Field Artillery Battalion. Dunn served first as a personnel clerk and a machine gun sergeant, later becoming battalion sergeant major. The unit saw a great deal of service in the "Iron Triangle" area, often in support of other United Nations forces. When he returned to the United States, he was employed as a full-time administrative supply tech to reorganize the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 936th Field Artillery Battalion.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas. National Guard. Field Artillery Battalion, 936th.
Dunn, Allen L., 1931-2012
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Artillery operations
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Allen L. Dunn Korean War collection, KWP.33, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Allen L. "Sonny" Dunn, December 3, 2009


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