Al Bravin Collection
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.
- 1941-1944, 1961-1963, 1981-1983, undated
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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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.
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.
This collection was previously listed as MS.1314.
This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.