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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team and 8147th AU Maintenance Training School
  • Location of Service: Korea; Japan
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant

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"I was in a state of denial. To my surprise I learned that several of the passengers had the same emotional dilemma." (Memoir, "How I Got There," page 7)

Dodson Moore Curry, a newly wed physician, was just beginning to expand his practice and had started planning his first house when he got the call to serve in the Korean War. Even after he got on a plane for the Far East, Curry still couldn't believe that he was going off to war. Though he was stationed for a time in a field hospital near the front lines, perhaps his most memorable experience in the service was a two-tiered party for servicemen held at a resort hotel in Japan.

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[ Report of Separation ]
[ Certificate of acceptability from draft board [April 23, 1952] ]
[ Military status of individual [July 8, 1952] ]
[ ORC Letter Number 950 [September 19, 1952] ]
[ Memo Re: Extended Active Duty [November 12, 1952] ]
[ ORC Letter Order Number 1146 [November 13, 1952] ]

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[ MOS Notification [November 28, 1952] ]
[ Special Orders Number 191 [August 3, 1953] ]
[ Special Orders 229 [September 10, 1953] ]
[ Special Orders Number 255 [September 23, 1953] ]
[ Letter Order Number 9-23 [September 28, 1953] ]
[ Special Orders Number 27 [October 6, 1953] ]
[ Special Orders Number 21 [February 11, 1954] ]
[ Special Orders Number 28 [March 1, 1954] ]
[ Special Orders Number 111 [September 30, 1954] ]
[ Special Orders Number 104 [November 1, 1954] ]
[ How I Got There ]
[ The 8147th Army Unit ]
[ Rescue: An Army Story About the Navy and the Air Force ]

About this Item

Title

  • Dodson Moore Curry Collection

Names

  • Curry, Dodson Moore
  • Curry, Dodson

State of Birth

  • AL

Home State

  • AL

Headings

  • -  Curry, Dodson Moore
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • Black or African American

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team and 8147th AU Maintenance Training School
    • Location of Service: Korea; Japan
    • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
    • Dates of Service: 1952-1954
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Photograph: Digital print [20 items] -- (collected 1951 - 1953)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- (collected 1953 - 1954)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [8 items] -- (collected 1953 - 1954)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- (collected 1952-1953)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/11193

Cite as

  • Dodson Moore Curry Collection (AFC/2001/001/11193), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

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Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Curry, Dodson Moore, and Dodson Curry. Dodson Moore Curry Collection. 1952. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.11193/.

APA citation style:

Curry, D. M. & Curry, D. (1952) Dodson Moore Curry Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.11193/.

MLA citation style:

Curry, Dodson Moore, and Dodson Curry. Dodson Moore Curry Collection. 1952. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.11193/>.