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World War II Soldier's Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2659

A World War II soldier's letter written to his mom on July 13, 1945. Signed W. L. B. and written from Germany the soldier talks about his feelings about the war, and the upcoming occupation.

He also writes about wanting to come home as soon as possible, but he is pretty sure that he will get put on Occupation Duty. He writes that he has achieved five combat stars and 78 points, which does not make him eligible to get out.

He writes his own perspective of the world: there isn't much here in this wrecked world for anybody but trouble. Wicked Rulers and dumb people it is bad. It sure is good to be an American.

Dates

  • 1945 July 13

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a World War II soldier's letter written to his mom, dated July 13, 1945. Signed W. L. B. and written from Germany, the soldier talks about his feelings about the war and the upcoming occupation.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information could be found.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480