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R. Wayne Reynolds Korean War letters

R. Wayne Reynolds Korean War letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: R. Wayne Reynolds Korean War letters
Creator: Reynolds, R. Wayne, 1924-1995
Inclusive Dates: 1951-1952
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 half box)
Collection Number: ms4030
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

R. Wayne Reynolds (1924-1995) was a native of Rising Sun, Maryland. Reynolds was a graduate of West Knottingham Academy and the University of Maryland. He served six years in the US Army in WWII and in Korea as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Company A 73rd Heavy Tank Battalion.

"Memorial Obituary." Atlanta Journal 16 June 1995.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from Lieutenant R. W. Reynolds to his wife, Mary Lou Reynolds, while serving in the Korean War (January 1951, August 1951-June 1952). Letters mention Reynolds' activities on the frontline, military life, and time spent in Japan. Excerpt from a letter dated October 10, 1951: "I picked up a poor little soul yesterday that had his eye shot out … I got him back to the aid station on my tank...don't know how many Chinese we did kill."

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. Wayne Reynolds Korean War letters, ms 4030. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Korean War, 1950-1953 -- History.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1951
12Letters, 1952