Tennessee State Library And Archives To Host Presentation On Korean War Photos

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives will host a free presentation July 22 on a collection of photographs from the Korean War.

The event will feature the photos of David Franklin Brock, who left his home in Van Buren County in 1952 for combat engineer training and then a stint in the 2nd Infantry Division in the area of the Iron Triangle and the 28th parallel in Korea. His photos document his time in Korea and his visits home.

Darla Brock, the library’s manuscripts archivist and Brock’s daughter, will present her father’s photos and discuss the history of the war.

“The David Franklin Brock photo collection allows us to see history from Mr. Brock’s unique viewpoint,” said Secretary of State Tre Hargett in a press release. “These photographs of the Korean War era will serve as a valuable resource for generations of Tennesseans.”

People interested in attending are encouraged to register as soon as possible because of limited seating. The presentation will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the library auditorium. The building is at 403 Seventh Ave. North in downtown Nashville, directly west of the Capitol, and has free parking. To reserve seats, visit tslabrockcollection.eventbrite.com.

The Brock collection was originally launched in November as part of the Tennessee Virtual Archive. To view the current collection, go to bit.ly/BrockKoreanWar. Additional images will be added in July.

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  1. William R. Delzell

    The Korean War was just as much a big mistake for the U.S. to intervene in as much as Vietnam was. It is a shame that far fewer people question this war as they do Vietnam. They were both continental Asian quagmires.