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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.156 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Fort Bliss, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 December 1942 Pagination: 6 p. ; 15.5 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond congratulates Estelle on her "junior phi-beta Kappa appointment". He tells her that his expert gunner exam is the following day.

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryWeaponryEducationWomen's EducationWomen's History

Sub Era: World War II

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