Friday, August 7, 2009

Donald G. McMillan Korean War Collection

Image to Left: Donald G. McMillan, unidentified location, Korea, ca. 1952-1953.
Location in Collection: Box 3, Item 1.

Born: January 18, 1927, in Little Rock, Arkansas
Korean War Service: H Company, 17th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, 1952-1953

Donald G. McMillan was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1927. He was drafted into the Army towards the end of World War II and worked at a separation center in Texas processing discharge papers. After WWII, McMillan attended Louisiana Tech University and later, the University of Arkansas where he joined the ROTC. He served in the Korean War for eight months as a Second Lieutenant in H Company of the 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division beginning in June of 1952. In addition to serving as Machine Gun Platoon leader, company Executive Officer and Company Commander, McMillan guarded North Korean POWs at Koje Island. He currently lives in Benton, Arkansas.

Lt. Kenneth McCall of H Company with unidentified Ethiopian Officer, unidentified location, Korea, ca. April 1953.
Location in Collection: Box 3, Item 29

North Korean POWs, Koje Island, ca. November 1952.
Location in Collection: Box 3, Item 9

Snow covered "Skyline Drive" Korea, ca. 1952.
Location in Collection: Box 3, Item 23

The Donald G. McMillan collection consists of three boxes containing documents and photographs relating to his Korean War military service. McMillan was interviewed on January 22, 2009; audio and video copies of the interview are included in the collection.

Click here to access the complete finding aid. Selected documents can be found here and selected photographs here. The audio version of the oral history interview is available here.

Contributed by Stephanie Bayless, Manuscripts Department.


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