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James T. McKie Korean War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Korea 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: 2015-090-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains three correspondence and one photograph from GySgt. James T. McKie, USMC, to his sweetheart Beverly Willman during the Korean War.

The letters describe his time in Korea. In the first letter he describes one of the men in his company being killed by friendly fire during an air strike. In the second he talks about interacting with the locals and coming home for Christmas. Coming home is a theme repeated in all three letters. He also inquires after his family (it seems that James and Beverly were married during the period in which these letters were written).


  • 1953 January 29 - 1954 January 16

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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Gunnery Sergeant James T. McKie USMC


0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains 3 correspondence from GySgt. James T. McKie, USMC to his sweetheart Beverly Willman during the Korean War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Darla McKie. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.
Finding Aid for the James T. McKie 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