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Narciso Caliva, Jr. Collection

Narciso Caliva, Jr. Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Narciso Caliva, Jr.
State of Birth:
CA
Home State:
VA
Note
Veteran's biographical form lists race/ethnicity as Filipino-Caucasian.
Gender
Male
Race
Other

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1948-1953
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Transportation Corps
Location of Service
Fort Ord, California; Camp Lee; Virginia; Fort Eustis, Virginia; Wonju, Pusan, Koje-do, Korea; Washington and Lee University; Fort McPherson, Georgia
Highest Rank
First Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Interview covers Narciso Caliva Junior's experiences with the 52nd Transportation Truck Battalion, an African-American unit which became the first Army unit to be desegregated in a combat area. He was also a recorder for a board of inquiry into alleged mistreatment at a United Nations prisoner of war (POW) camp.

Collection Information
(Not at LOC)

Interviewer:
Brien Williams
Contributor:
Steven Shulman
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
American Red Cross
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/19141
Subjects:
Caliva Jr., Narciso
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Narciso Caliva, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/19141), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Non-LC Repository Location:
American Red Cross
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2004-10-29
 

 

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