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Corporal Linden Zirkle

Dublin Core

Title

Corporal Linden Zirkle

Subject

Zirkle, Linden
Korean War, 1950-1953

Description

This photo shows Corporal Linden Zirkle of New Market fusing a tank mine somewhere in South Korea. It appeared on the front page of the September 7, 1950 Shenandoah Herald. At the time the United States forces in Korea were attempting to stop the North Korean advance into the south. Zirkle was a member of the 25th Infantry, nicknamed “Tropic Lightning.”

Corporal Zirkle was captured by the North Koreans in December of 1950 and would remain a captive until released in August of 1953. He returned to the New Market area and died on September 13, 1965 at the age of 38.

Creator

Shenandoah Herald

Source

Shenandoah Valley-Herald Newspaper Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

September 7, 1950

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Type

Photograph

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph, newspaper

Files

IMAG1097.jpg

Citation

Shenandoah Herald , “Corporal Linden Zirkle,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 16, 2017, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11402.