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Ronald E. Cisney Korean War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Korea 6
Identifier: 2018-067-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by Corporal Ronald E. Cisney to his mother and stepfather during his service in the Army, 1949 - 1952. Correspondence includes letters written during his basic training at Fort Ord, service in Okinawa, service in Korea, duty assignment at Fort Riley, KS, and while hospitalized at Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, MI. Correspondence begins in November 1949 when Cisney writes from Fort Ord, CA to "Mother and Blaine" (Mr. and Mrs. Blaine F. Bybee) in Norwalk, CA.

Dates

  • 1949-1952

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.

Biographical / Historical

Corporal Ronald E. Cisney, United States Army is a cousin to Douglass R. Nicklas whose collection is in CAWLA (Resource 2018.068. w. r). From the donor form: "Ronald joined the Army right out of high school - age 17 in 1949. He suffered injury in Korea and finished his 'hitch' in Fort Riley, KS." -- Graves of Cisney's mother and stepfather: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10613512/blaine-flinders-bybee https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10613513/eda-bybee -- News article about Cisney's infantry regiment: https://www.ocregister.com/2010/06/21/few-know-of-the-tragic-29th-in-korea/ --

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (13 folders)

Overview

This collection contains correspondence written by Cpl. Ronald E. Cisney, USA, during his service in the Army during the Korean War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Diane Nicklas

Legal Status

Chapman does not hold the IP rights to this collection.
Title
Finding Aid for the Ronald E. Cisney Korean War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Sharon Clairemont
Date
May 22, 2018
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