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Guide to the Donald Piper Papers, RG 402

Listed by:  Catherine Conner
Date:  November 1999


Date Span:  March 1951 June 1951

Size of Collection: 8 file folders

Biographical Sketch:  Private Donald Piper, 188th Infantry Division, Company C and 11th Airborne Company, joined the U.S. Army to fight in Korea, but reoccurring asthma attacks and a compound fracture to his right leg landed him in the Fort Campbell, Kentucky, army hospital for his entire service career.  Piper was discharged in June 1951 and never served in Korea.

Scope / Content:  Piper wrote over 50 letters to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Piper of Ithaca, New York while he served in the U.S. Army.  He provides an insightful account of army hospital life.


Inventory:

Folder 1:  March 1951
Folder 2:  April 1 -- April 7, 1951
Folder 3:  April 8 -- April 16, 1951
Folder 4:  April 24 -- April 30, 1951
Folder 5:  May 2 -- May 7, 1951
Folder 6:  May 8 -- May 11, 1951
Folder 7:  June 1951
Folder 8:  Undated

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