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Korean War, 1950-1953

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Kenneth Brady Letters

Identifier: SC 01331
Scope and Contents Letters, 1951-1953, written by Kenneth Brady to Mary Brady, his mother, during his service in the Korean War. He serves at Ft. Bragg, Camp Drum, Ft. Hood, Ft. Eustis, and finally Sokcho, Gangwon-do Province, South Korea, as part of the Transportation Corps of the 8th Army.

Carol Cutting Letters to James Richey

Identifier: SC 01398
Content Description Series of letters from Carol Cutting in Cleveland, Ohio to her fiance, James Richey who is attending Basic Boot Camp at the time of the correspondence in June and July of 1952. In her letters, Carol describes missing him and writes often of how excited she is of their upcoming wedding.

Phillip Coddington Letters

Identifier: MS 00135
Scope and Contents Letters, 1951, of Phillip Coddington, a Captain in the United States Army, written to his wife. Most of the letters are written from Germany, while some are written from Texas and New York. Coddington served as a dentist during the Korean War, but it seems that he was never stationed in Korea itself.

Elsie Comfort Correspondence

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00115
Content Description The correspondence includes handwritten postcards, letters, and V-Mail as well as three photographs addressed to Elsie Jean Comfort (referred to as Elsie, Jean and Jeannie) from United States servicemen in the Army, Navy and Air Force during World War II and the Korean War. Several of the letter writers are from Comfort’s hometown of Elmira, New York. Comfort receives letters from F.W. (Franklin Woodward or “Barney”) Harlan; Charles R. Haner; James Ewing, Jr.; Donald Fickers; Richard T. Butts;...

John Dillinger Photograph Album

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.058
Scope and Contents Photograph album, circa 1950s, of John Dillinger. Primarily contains picture of Dillinger in the United States Army, with handwritten annotations by his unnamed brother. Includes pictures from the United States as well as pictures from what seems to be Korea.

Martin L. Duda Letters

Identifier: MS 00035
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters written by Sgt. Martin L. Duda to his wife, Phyllis Lucille Duda, while serving in the Korean War. Some of the topics discussed in the letters include Duda's reluctance to serve in the war, the dangers of modern warfare, daily military life, the psychological toll of warfare, and the social life of service men.

Edwin Petelle Letters to Joan and Tommy Petelle

Identifier: SC 01366
Content Description Letters from Edwin Petelle, stationed in Korea, to his wife and child from June to December of 1953. This collection has not been processed.

John E. Fitzgerald Letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS 00068
Content Description More than 200 letters from John E. Fitzgerald to his wife Carol. There are 30 letters from 1942-1946 during World War II, with the bulk written during the Korean War, 1950-1951. There is also correspondence between 1958-1974. World War II (August 1952-March 1944) correspondence [typed and handwritten letters] includes mention of Dover Army Air Base in Dover, Delaware and an Army Air Base in Jacksonville, Florida; discusses Italy’s 1943 surrender to the Allied Forces; describes...

Frederick H. Stady Letters

Identifier: MS 00073
Content Description 61 letters written by Frederick H. Stady to his parents in Great Valley, New York, while stationed in Japan during the Korean War, 1952- 1953. Stady was part of the 64th Anti- Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion during the war. During his service Stady was promoted twice and writes regarding these promotions and his raise in pay. He also comments on the local people and scenery of his locale, and recall the work he does within his service in the Army.

George Yusa Letters

Identifier: SC 01311
Content Description Collection of five letters, a telegram, and pictures addressed to George T. Yusa spanning the years 1947- 1948. Most of the letters give updates on fellow servicemen from World War II and detail the fear of another war with Korea based on President Truman's talk and actions. Yusa ultimately reenlisted in the Army and fought in Korea. He was severely wounded in June 1951 but recovered from his injuries.