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Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.146 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Fort Bliss, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 December 1942 Pagination: 4 p. ; 15.5 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond explains to Estelle that although El Paso is theoretically a "dry" town in that it is forbidden to serve mixed drinks there, it is full of liquor stores. So, soldiers in need of a drink merely buy the liquor, and then order the mixers separately from hotels or bars. Sidney tells Estelle that he is an overstrength officer; the company already has full complement of officers so he is void of any duties of consequence. He also describes the curfew system implemented in the camp.


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryTexasAmerican WestAlcoholMilitary Camp

Sub Era: World War II

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