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Western Union to the Williams family

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.104 Author/Creator: Western Union Place Written: Suffolk, Virginia Type: Telegram Date: 20 October 1943 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.75 x 20.25 cm.

Summary of Content: Telegram sent to the Williams family by the Walker family, after the death of LeRoi Williams. The telegram expresses sympathy and mentions "a great loss to both our families." This is most likely from the family of Lt. William H. Walker, the other pilot killed in the crash.

People: Walker, William H
Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)

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

Subjects: Children and FamilyAfrican American HistoryWorld War IITelegraphDeathMilitary PersonnelMilitary ServiceAfrican American TroopsAir ForceAirplanes

Sub Era: World War II

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