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Garaudy, Ellis H. (b. 1948-d. 1979) to Nancy Anderson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09597 Author/Creator: Garaudy, Ellis H. (b. 1948-d. 1979) Place Written: Vietnam Type: Autograph letter Date: 25 March 1969 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 24 x 15.9 cm.

Garaudy reports that the Phan Rang Air Base where he is stationed has been "getting hit often lately." He states there was a rumor that the forces would be going to Saigon. Garaudy asks Nancy if she received his postcard from Alaska. He mentions he bought her a gift, and has another birthday gift in mind for her. Garaudy writes that this letter will be short because he wants to rest for duty tonight and provides Nancy with his mailing address.

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