Creator

Date Original

1942-1944

Description

This collection includes correspondence from Alton Duncan, United States Marine, in San Diego, California to Freeman Ray “Short” and Thelma Bowman of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the high school diploma of Jefferson F. Duncan, younger brother to Alton, from Guy High School in Guy, Faulkner County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alton S. Duncan was born on May 21, 1921 in Faulkner County, Arkansas, to Minnie Pearl Quattlebaum and Sherman Duncan. Alton Duncan and his brother Jefferson Duncan fought in World War II and both are buried in the Little Rock National Cemetery. Alton was a United States Marine stationed in San Diego, California, in 1942. Jefferson Duncan was born on April 11, 1926 in Faulkner County, Arkansas. He enlisted in the Navy on March 20, 1944, and left military service on May 6, 1946. Alton and Jefferson’s sister Thelma marred Freeman Ray “Short” Bowman, who was also in the Navy during World War II.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; California

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0174.0023

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Duncan family diploma and correspondence, SMC.0174.0023

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Duncan family diploma and correspondence, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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