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Gary Whiteley Korean War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Korea 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: 2015-075-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains letters received by Gary Whiteley from SGT Robert J. Gendaszek of the 2nd squad of Fox company, first platoon, 5th Regimental Combat Team, USA and from PFC John Horner of Headquarters company, second battalion, 5th Regimental Combat Team, USA. Gary Whiteley was in the sixth grade in Fowler, CA when he sent a Christmas box through the Gift Lift program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Gendaszek and Horner began corresponding with Gary after they received his package. The correspondence consists mainly of Gendaszek and Horner asking Gary about his daily life. They offer brief descriptions of their duties in the service. SGT Gendaszek was a squad leader and PFC Horner served as a switchboard operator. Also included in the collection is a newspaper clipping describing the gift program and Gary's first correspondence with SGT Gendaszek.

Dates

  • 1953-01 - 1953-08

Condition Description

The collection is in fair condition. A few pages are delicate and should be handled with care. Some minor tears in the letters. The newspaper clipping has a small tear and is housed in a plastic sleeve.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Extent

0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series by author of correspondence to the recipient, Gary Whiteley.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gary Whiteley

Condition Description

The collection is in fair condition. A few pages are delicate and should be handled with care. Some minor tears in the letters. The newspaper clipping has a small tear and is housed in a plastic sleeve.
Title
finding aid for Gary Whiteley Korean War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Lauren Menges
Date
03-08-2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States