Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Josh W. Oden Korean War Photographs

Collection Summary

Creator Josh W. Oden
Title Josh W. Oden Korean War Photographs
Dates: 1950-1954
Abstract: Photographs of Lt. Josh W. Oden when he was in Korea and later in Tokyo, Japan in the first half of the 1950s.
Identification A2015-094
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Oden%20EAD
Quantity: 199 black and white photographs
Location: STAD Photo File A2015-096
Language: English

Historical Note

Lt. Josh W. Oden from Abilene, Texas served as an antitank and mine platoon leader. He received basic training at Camp Chaffico, Arkansas. Before going overseas he was a member of Headquarters, 147th Infantry Regiment of the 37th Division 1 at Camp Polk, Louisiana. Prior to entering the service he was employed with M. C. Rhodes Trucking Company. He entered the Army in December, 1950. He attended the University of Texas.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 199 black and white photographs starting with the Far East Air Ground Operations School photograph of the men who attended the Indoctrination Course 53-25 from July 13 - 18, 1953. The photographs include scenes of training, new weapon systems, artillery, views of Korea, and the people Lt. Josh W. Oden served with and befriended during the conflict and later in the city of Tokyo, Japan.


The photographs are arranged chronologically as they were in the original scrapbook.

Index Terms

Oden, Josh W.
Maeda, Atsuko
United States. Army
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 147th
Geographical Names
Abliene (Tex.)
Camp Chaffico (Ark.)
Camp Polk (La.)
Tokyo (Japan)
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military education