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Various [World War II letters of Leonard Eugene Graeff of Harrisburg Pennsylvania] [Decimalized .001-.601]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: Various Type: Header Record Date: 1937-1963 Pagination: 672 items

672 items, primarily letters from and to Leonard Eugene Graeff. Many of the letters are between him and his parents Raymond James Graeff and Susan Prowell Graeff. The items date from 1937 to 1963 with the bulk of the material from 1942-1945. The letters contain day to day details of Leonards life and time in the service and traning. He attended Great Lakes Training Center in Illinois and was stationed in Hawaii after training. Most of the letters disscuss news from home. Of note Leonard also recieved letters from some friends who were also in the military and from their families keeping him up to date.

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