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Albert J. Sedlacek Korean War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Korea 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: 2016-126-w-rd

Content Description

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This collection contains two correspondence and one postcard written by Corporal Albert J. Sedlacek, U.S. Army, to his fiancée, Joan Palmer, during the Korean War.

Sedlacek crossed the Pacific on board the U.S. Naval ship Marine Lynx en route to Korea. In the letter dated April 28, 1953, he describes his daily routine during the two-week trip. In the letter dated November 28, 1953 he describes his experience during the fire in Pusan, Korea which destroyed 3,000 homes and left 28,000 people homeless.


  • 1953 April 28-1953 November 28

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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.

Biographical / Historical

Albert J. Sedlacek was born July 7, 1932 in Manhattan, New York City, NY. He married Joan Palmer and they had a son, Albert J. Sedlacek, Jr. He died on November 3, 2002, and is buried at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina.


0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains two correspondence from Cpl. Albert J. Sedlacek, USA, during the Korean War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joan Palmer Sedlacek.
Finding Aid for the Albert J. Sedlacek Korean War correspondence
Lauren Menges
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States