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Greechan (Francis J.) Post-Second World War Correspondence
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document-box Korea 1, folder 1-2

Series 1. Correspondence 1946-10-1951-08

Physical Description: .15 Linear Feet(2 folders)

Scope and Contents

This series contains 49 letters from Francis (Frank) Greechan to his parents, Daniel and Margaret Greechan in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Greechan first served at the end of WWII and then served again in the Korean War. He describes life in service, training, guard duty, target practice, and social activities. He writes that he misses his parents and life in Allentown very much. In the spring of 1947, Greechan spent time in a hospital in Pusan for kidney trouble.
document-box Korea 1, folder 3

Series 2. Postcards

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)

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This series contains 13 souvenir postcards depicting Fort Bragg and South Korea.
document-box Korea 1, folder 4

Series 3. Photographs

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)

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This series contains 54 photographs depicting life in service in the South Pacific.
document-box Korea 1, folder 5

Series 4. Ephemera

Physical Description: .08 Linear Feet(1 folder)

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This series contains ephemeral materials from Greechan's time in service. Items are three miniature discharge papers, a pamphlet about the US Army transport ship "General Simon B. Buckner," a handout including an illustration of the Buckner and a list of points of interest in San Francisco Bay, and a letter from the commander of the Buckner to all soldiers on board.