Dundore: Donald I. Dundore Papers, 1953-1954, 1986


Call Number: MG-635

1 folder

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains letters and postcard from or pertaining to Donald I. Dundore, a corporal of Company A, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War. Dundore was listed as Missing in Action when stationed in North Korea on July 6, 1953 and presumed dead on July 7, 1954. The letters and postcards are addressed to Dundore’s father, Adam Dundore in Lancaster.

Creator: Dundore, Adam.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mortimer Kadushin for Susie Dundore, 2001.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May 2014.


Folder 1  Contains five letters and postcard sent to Adam Dundore, father of Donald I. Dundore.

Letter 1 – (pp1.) dated April 25, 1953, sent by Donald Dundore to his father with news of his arrival in Japan, placement in the 17th Regiment, 7th Division, and eventual dispatch to South Korea.

Letter 2 – (pp.2) dated May 14, 1953, sent by Donald Dundore to his father recounting his activities since his arrival in S.Korea.

Postcard – dated May 21, 1953, sent by Donald Dundore to his father with a short message. Humorous postcard printed by Baxter Lane Company in Amarillo, Texas.

Letter 3 – (pp.2) dated July 7, 1954, sent by Department of the Army Adjutant General, John A. Klein, to Adam Dundore with the Department’s decision to declare Donald I. Dundore dead following his MIA status since July 6, 1953. Original letter and photocopy.

Letter 4 – dated December 15, 1986, contains 5 photographs taken at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, specifically the Punchbowl Cemetery, in Hawaii with Donald I. Dundore’s name on the list of soldiers whose remains are yet to be found. Sent from Frances E. Losey to Adam Dundore.