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Roy Lee Howard is a Black soldier who, according to the address written inside the front cover of the photo album, lived in Fort Worth, Texas. He served in the United States Army, B Company, Second Battalion, 31st Infantry and was stationed in Korea during the Korean DMZ conflict.
This photograph album chronicles Howard's service in the United States Army while stationed in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Korea, 1969-1970, during the Korean DMZ conflict, also referred to as the Second Korean War. It includes color and black-and-white photos of the DMZ landscape, Howard on patrol, local residents, and candid photos of Howard along with fellow Black service men. Howard served in B Company, Second Battalion of the 31st Infantry. Most of the photos are unidentified, but a group photo has each soldier's signature verso. Three sheets of paper precede the photos on which his fellow soldiers wrote home addresses, short notes of memories, or inside jokes. The red lacquered cover album is personalized in silver, and contains the polar bear insignia of the 31st Infantry, the 7th Infantry's Order of the Bayonet insignia, and the infantry crossed rifles.
Sold by McBride Rare Books, 2022
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Kristine McGee
- Finding Aid Date
- 5 April 2023
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research use.
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