The Letter Project

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The Letter Project is a national initiative to dust off, collect and showcase letters to and from veterans of all wars. READ MORE.

Robert L. (Bob) Claxton, Jr., S/Sgt, Special Agent, 441st Counter Intelligence Detachment, American Forces in the Pacific, 1944-45

Letter Description: Elegy in a Foxhole

 
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Pvt David Wells, Italy

Letter Description: The attached VMail was sent to me by my cousin Pvt David Wells while serving in Italy. Sadly, he was killed in action.

 
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Specialist 4th Class Mike Mullins, Delta 3/7, 199th Light Infantry

Letter Description: Specialist 4th Class Mike Mullins, Delta 3/7, 199th Light Infantry, Letter – Poem to his parents July 1968 from Viet Nam. Mr. Mullins is the author of Vietnam in Verse.

 
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Private Bud Babcock, Carson County, Texas 7th Armored Division

Letter Description: Private Bud Babcock, Carson County, Texas 7th Armored Division, served in Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, wounded near St. Vith, Belgium 1944. By permission of Ken and Linda Babcock.

 
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Private Art Clayton, B Company, 409th Infantry Regiment, France

Letter Description: Private Art Clayton, B Company, 409th Infantry Regiment, France, December 7, 1944, printed with permission of Bruce Clayton and included in his memoirs in http://mariposa.yosemite.net/mudnguts/index.htm

 
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Staff Sergeant Ernest Howard

Letter Description: Staff Sergeant Ernest Howard, 429th Bomb Squadron / Second Bomb Group, Italy, Thanksgiving 1945
Contributed by his son, Derek Howard

 
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Private (soon to be Corporal) William H. Oppenheim, Co “H”, 2d Finance Training Battalion, Fort Benjamin Harrison Indiana, to Private Raul Amaya, 8th Armored Division, Fort Knox, Ky

Letter Description: September 8, 1942

 
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Alex Williams, Plantersville, Camp Scott Grimes Co.

Letter Description: Translated and typed by Vernon W. Miller, great, great-grandson of Amanda and Alex Williams

 
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Lieutenant Samuel Evans, E . Co., 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th (“Yankee”) Division

Letter Description: The long hand-written letter is not a v-mail. It was written December 18, 1944 in Belgium and mentions that the “Jerries” have started up something against the 1st and 9th Divisions and he hopes that the 1st and the 9th … Continue reading

 
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Lieutenant Samuel Evans, E . Co., 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th (“Yankee”) Division

Letter Description: One of the V-mails from France is numbered ‘#3” so that family at home could keep them in order. He mentions in the v-mails that he passes through the destroyed towns near the D-Day landing beaches and then through … Continue reading

 
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