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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Gary Whiteley Korean War Correspondence
    source: Whiteley, Gary
    creator: Gendaszek, Robert J.
    creator: Horner, John
    Identifier/Call Number: 2015.075.w.r
    Physical Description: 0.025 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1953-01-1953-08
    Physical Description: The collection is in fair condition. A few pages are delicate and should be handled with care. Some minor tears in the letters. The newspaper clipping has a small tear and is housed in a plastic sleeve.
    Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
    Container: Korea 1
    Container: 7

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Gary Whiteley


    This collection is arranged in two series by author of correspondence to the recipient, Gary Whiteley.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title], Gary Whiteley Korean War correspondence (2015.075.w.r), Center for American War Letters, Chapman University, CA.

    Content Description

    This collection contains letters received by Gary Whiteley from Sgt. Robert J. Gendaszek of the 2nd squad of Fox company, first platoon, 5th Regimental Combat Team, and from Pfc. John Horner of Headquarters company, second battalion, 5th Regimental Combat Team. Gary Whiteley was in the sixth grade in Fowler, CA when he sent a Christmas box through the Gift Lift program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Gendaszek and Horner began corresponding with Gary after they received his package. The correspondence consists mainly of Gendaszek and Horner asking Gary about his daily life. They offer brief descriptions of their duties in the service. Sgt. Gendaszek was a squad leader and Pfc. Horner served as a switchboard operator. Also included in the collection is a newspaper clipping describing the gift program and Gary's first correspondence with Sgt. Gendaszek.

    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.
    United States. Army.
    Whiteley, Gary