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Drake (George F.) papers
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Description
George F. Drake is an American Korean War veteran and activist. This collection comprises primarily DVDs, CDs, and CD-Rs created and collected by Drake and pertaining to orphans during the Korean War. It also contains correspondence, clippings, and documents relating to Korean War Children's Memorial and the Kiddy Car Airlift rescue operation, as well as news clippings, articles and a few books.
Background
George F. Drake is an American Korean War veteran and activist. He was assigned to the 326th Communications Reconnaissance Company, an Army Security Agency radio intelligence company. A large part of his job was communication with the company orphanage committee. In Drake's first six months in Korea, he noted having sent over 1,000 letters soliciting help for the orphans of the war, in addition to his regular shifts in the operations tent and guard duty. Upon returning to the U.S. after the war, Drake enrolled in Monterey Peninsula College where he organized campaigns to collect material for the orphans in Korea.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of the Korean Heritage Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Korean Heritage Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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