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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Albert J. Sedlacek Korean War correspondence
    Creator: Sedlacek, Albert J.
    source: Sedlacek, Joan Palmer
    Identifier/Call Number: 2016.126.w.rd
    Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1953 April 28 - 1953 November 28
    Abstract: This collection contains two correspondence from Cpl. Albert J. Sedlacek, USA, during the Korean War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: Korea 1
    Container: 8

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joan Palmer Sedlacek.

    Biographical / Historical

    Corporal 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title, Box number, Folder number], Albert J. Sedlacek Korean War correspondence (2016.126.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/ajsedlacek_collection/
    This collection contains two correspondence and one postcard written by Cpl 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.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Korean War -- (1950-1953) -- Correspondence
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    Korea (South) -- Pusan
    Sedlacek, Joan Palmer