Scope and Contents
The Kiker collection contains photographs of Private First Class George Franklin Kiker, telegrams sent to his family notifying them of his injury, a copy of his honorable discharge, his Purple Heart, and other medals he was awarded. Several paper items were preserved from a scrapbook, some are attached on both sides of the pages. These items include Bill Mauldin editorial cartoons, newspaper clippings, Christmas Cards, and V-Mail.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
George Franklin Kiker was born on March 25, 1925 in Union County North Carolina and lived there until he was inducted in the United States Army on July 31, 1943 at Fort Bragg, NC. George, more often known as Frank, was in the 464th Army Air Force Base Unit and reached Private First Class. He was wounded in action on May 30, 1944 in the battle of Rome, for which he received the Purple Heart. He returned to duty on August 12, 1944 and served until his honorable discharge on January 11, 1946. He died on February 14, 1987 and is buried in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.
.5 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box and one oversize folder.)