STARS AND STRIPES PACIFIC KOREA ADDITION ARTICLE SOLDIER TO SKETCH VIET ACTION
US Army Combat Art Team IV
15 August-15 October, 1967, Vietnam
16 October-31 December 1967, Hawaii
Team IV members:
Sp/4 James Pollock from South Dakota
Sp/4 Daniel Lopez from California
Sp/4 Samuel Alexander from Mississippi
Sp/5 Burdell Moody from Arizona
Sgt. Ronald Wilson from Utah
Technical Supervisor Lt. Frank M. Thomas
James Pollock's home state was and still is South Dakota. At the time of his selection to US Army Combat Artist Team IV he was serving as a Sp/4 postal clerk with First Base Post Office, 8th US Army, and was stationed at Camp Ames near Taejon, South Korea. All artwork completed as a soldier artist are in the Military History War Art Collection in Washington D.C.
The following article was published in PACIFIC STARS AND STRIPES, Korea Edition, Vol. 23, No. 223, Saturday, Aug. 12, 1967 Page 17.
Soldier To Sketch Viet Action
ASCOM (IO)--Spec. 4 Jim Pollock of the 1st Base Post Office at Inchon has become the first American soldier in Korea to be named to the U.S. Army's fourth combat artist team.
Pollock leaves Korea Tuesday for approximately 75 days temporary duty in Vietnam where he will sketch combat operations with the other four members of the team.
He will spend another 45 days at the Special Services Office U.S. Army Headquarters in Hawaii where the sketches will be completed and mounted on canvas.
The finished products of the combat artist team will be sent to Washington D.C. as a permanent part of the war art collection in the Office of Military History.
Pollock was chosen for the assignment through Army-wide competition. He had applied last December through the 8th Army's Special Services crafts program.
Pollock received a bachelor's degree in art from South Dakota State University in 1965, and entered the Army in February, 1966, after AIT at the adjutant General School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
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