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Jim Creviston - Korean War

Jim Creviston served with the 7th Infantry Division as a tanker during the last year of the Korean War. Creviston arrived in Korea in November 1952, and served as a platoon sergeant of a tank platoon with the 31st Regimental Tank Company. Wounded during the battle of Pork Chop Hill, he spent a month in the hospital before returning to the fight.

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Training at Camp Cooke, California after the 44th Division's call-up in early 1952. Jim Creviston's brother is on the tank.

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Camp Cooke, California

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1952

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Jim while visiting his grandmother in December, 1951, before shipping to training.

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Unknown

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December, 1951

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Narrator's photo

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Jim while visiting his grandmother in December, 1951, before shipping to training.

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December, 1951

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Narrator's photo

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PFC Smith (Smitty), Jim's tank driver, in November 1952 near the Main Line of Resistance (MLR). He's standing on top of 'Liz', christened by Jim after his girlfriend (later his wife) back in Illinois.

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November 1952

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Narrator's photo

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PFC Smith.

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A view of Creviston's bunker in November 1952, taken shortly after his arrival.

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November 1952

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Narrator's photo

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Sergeant First Class Creviston puts out an air recognition panel on his second tank (Pat) in January 1953. A MiG flew over while he performed the task.

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January 1953

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Jim poses behind Pat's .50 caliber machine gun. The tank sits under a camouflage net.

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Narrator's photo

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Narrator's photo

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Jim sits on the turret to his tank, nicknamed 'Pat'. The tank is parked under a camouflage net.

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Narrator's photo

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This shot of Creviston is taken just outside the chow bunker at the base of Pork Chop Hill in February 1953.

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Pork Chop Hill

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February, 1953

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Narrator's photo

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Smitty with 'Liz' in November 1952.

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November, 1952

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Narrator's photo

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The Marine Serpent, Creviston's transport on the way back to the states.

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May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the original copyright holder. The ALPL Audio-Visual Archivist can assist you in this regard.

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Jim was mobilized for state Active Duty in July, 1954. From left to right are First Lieutenant Dave Stephens, Master Sergeant Creviston and Sergeant First Class Jim McGlennon.

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July, 1954

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This image is considered to be in the public domain

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A standard promotion photo of Sergeant Major Creviston, circa 1982.

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circa 1982

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This image is considered to be in the public domain

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Enemy artillery or mortar rounds impact on the hill behind Pork Chop. Two of Creviston's tanks are dug in on that hill.

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo



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