Friday, August 14, 2009

Jim R. Mullings Korean War Collection

Image to left: Jim Mullings, 937th Field Artillery Battalion, Arkansas National Guard, Fort Hood, Texas. September 1951.
Location in collection: Box 1, File 9, Item 50.

Born: October 16, 1932, in Paris, Arkansas
Korean War Service: Battery B, 937th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army, 1951

Jim R. Mullings was born in Paris, Arkansas in 1932 and enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1949 at the age of sixteen. Mullings was still in high school at the time of his enlistment. He made two summer camps at Camp Joseph T. Robinson before being pressed into federal service on August 21, 1950. Mullings served in the Korean War for eleven months beginning in January of 1951 with Battery “B” of the 937th Field Artillery Battalion. He currently lives in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Integrated group of soldiers posed in front of 155 Long Tom gun, ""Bulldog's Bark"" unidentified location, Korea. Pictured standing: Unknown, Pruitt, Mullings, Unknown, Clark. Pictured sitting: Lowman, Fish, Rockenhaus, Sullivan, Lensing, Schluterman, Jones, Weisenfels.
Location in collection: Box 1, File 11, Item 77.

Jim Mullings with his arms around two unidentified South Korean Soldiers, unidentified location, Korea, 1951.
Location in collection: Box 1, File 11, Item 66.

Battery ""B"" 937th Field Artillery Batallion, firing a night mission in support of 2th Infantry Division, unidentified location, Korea, November 25, 1951. Photograph shows two 155mm Long Tom guns during a snow storm, one firing, with soldiers covering their ears. Official Army photograph.
Location in collection: Box 1, File 12, Item 80.

The Jim R. Mullings collection consists of one box containing documents and photographs relating to his Korean War military service. Mullings was interviewed on August 14, 2008; audio and video copies of the interview are included in the collection.

Click here to access the complete finding aid. Selected photographs can be found here. Audio and video versions of the oral history interview are available.

Contributed by Stephanie Bayless, Manuscripts Department.


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