Sam Desired Our Presence
in the Korean War
Directed by Brian Robertson, produced by Sara Thompson,
written by Stephanie Bayless, and narrated by Steve Stephens
A documentary on DVD produced by the Butler Center for Arkansas
When North Korea invaded South Korea in the early morning
hours of June 25, 1950, the United States was plunged into
an intense and costly war to help stem the tide of communism.
The ensuing three-year military conflict included twenty-two
countries and resulted in the deaths of an estimated 2 to
4 million civilians and military personnel, including 36,940
Americans. Approximately 6,300 Arkansans fought—461
of whom lost their lives. This is their story. The documentary
features photographs, documents, and oral history interviews
from the Butler Center’s “FORGOTTEN: The Arkansas
Korean War Project,” as well as video footage and photographs
from the National Archives and Records Administration.
$15.00 DVD, 60 minutes
Widescreen format: ISBN 978-1-935106-31-9
Standard format: ISBN 978-1-935106-30-2
Distributed for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.