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Al Bravin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0094

This collection includes various letters written to and by Al Bravin, a Mess Sergeant in the 3rd Division of the 47th Infantry, during World War II as well as news clippings featuring articles about his division's service. The correspondence includes a letter and V-Mails to his wife, Miriam, in New York; V-Mail to Bravin from his captain; a 1981 letter written regarding Bravin's receival of the Bronze Medal, and a 1983 letter to Bravin from Edwin H. Randel regarding his health. The news clippings include various articles about Bravin and others in his division.

Dates

  • 1941-1944, 1961-1963, 1981-1983, undated

Language

English.

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes various letters written to and by Al Bravin, a Mess Sergeant in the 3rd Division of the 47th Infantry, during World War II as well as news clippings featuring articles about his division's service.

Biographical/Historical Note

Al Bravin served in World War II as a part of the 3rd Division in the 47th Infantry. A Mess Sergeant of Headquarters Company Third Battalion, Bravin was given a Bronze Star for capturing stragglers of an attacking German force and learning of their movements. Bravin was also held for a time as a prisoner of war in a Nazi Camp.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.1314.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

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

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