Publication Date

September 2007


This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1507. WKU honors thesis written by Thurman and entitled "A Boy from Decatur: A Posthumous Memoir." Using letters sent by Ernest C. Robertson to his family in Russell County, Kentucky, the author discusses how one young man's military service, and his eventual death, druing the Korean War, affected his family. Includes typescripts of several of the letters.