James Garner - Oklahoma's First Korean War Draftee
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N 35° 13.249 W 097° 26.604
14S E 641665 N 3898641
Quick Description: Oklahoma's first Korean War draftee.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2021 9:25:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM13T7A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
James Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner on April 7, 1928, in Norman, and is known to his friends as Jim.

After finishing high school Jim was drafted into the army as the FIRST draftee from the state of Oklahoma during the Korean conflict. He was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division and shipped out to Korea. While in Korea, Garner was wounded twice and awarded two Purple Hearts.

Once completing his military service, he moved back to Los Angeles and began a movie career that spanned 50 years.

The nearby plaques detail his storied TV and movie career, as well as several of his humanitarian causes.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1950

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