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Pemberton, John M. To Mrs. John M. Pemberton

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09598.01 Author/Creator: Pemberton, John M. Place Written: Seoul, Korea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 October 1950 Pagination: 5 p. : envelope ; 26.5 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter dated Seoul, October 26, 1950 addressed to his wife, "Darling." Describes missing her and his loneliness, how difficult it is to keep clean, the weather and how time is spent on base. Pemberton goes into detail of a 2-hour show given by Bob Hope, Les Brown and other performers that lifted his spririts. Addresses a rumor regarding soldiers who would leave Korea by Thanksgiving or Christmas, and doesn't believe it would happen. He goes into financial matters, the last time he was paid, and how much "combat rations" cost.

People: MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Korean WarSoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryUS Army Air Forces

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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