Korean War

Tennessee farm boy David Franklin Brock left behind his Van Buren County home and his sweetheart in 1952 and found himself a world away. Brock served as a combat engineer with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. An oral history and 120 images comprise this collection.
These Korean War era photographs belong to Gene A. Stone. Lieutenant Stone was in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), first assigned to the 308th CIC Detachment at 8th Army Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Three weeks after arriving in Seoul, he was assigned to the 181st CIC Detachment, 1st Marine Division for 14 months.
The following research guide is list of manuscript resources and bibliographies representing many of the materials that the Tennessee State Library and Archives has amassed to assist with the research into Korean War soldiers and citizens.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives is launching Tennessee Remembers: Korean Veterans. Our goal is to help veterans of the Korean War preserve their history by collecting original documents, stories, and memorabilia related to their in-country experiences during the war.
In an effort to honor the service and valor of Tennessee Korean War veterans, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has developed a survey to establish a more complete record of the men and women who served in theater. The survey results will be maintained at the Library & Archives for research and educational purposes.
July 22, 2017 - In January 1952, Brock left behind his Van Buren County home to undergo rigorous combat engineer training. He was then assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in the vicinity of the Iron Triangle and the 38th parallel in Korea. This collection documents his time in Korea as well as his visits home. Darla Brock, Library and Archives manuscripts archivist and daughter of Brock, conducted the workshop featuring her father's photographs and oral history in the broader context of the Korean War.
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