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Winemiller, Robert A. (1921- ) to Leonard Eugene Graeff

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.051 Author/Creator: Winemiller, Robert A. (1921- ) Place Written: Flint, Michigan Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 May 1943 Pagination: 2p. : envelope ; 27 x 17.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Leonard." Robert warns Leonard to stay out of the army. He relays that his unit will leave in June for several months of maneuvers. The scope of his exercises has grown including "Bayonet training, Scout & Patrolling, Compass & Map reading, close order drill, extended order drill." The next day they're scheduled for the rifle range again and he notes " we know we're headed somewhere after maneuvers!" Robert is very excited about the month of June when his love interest, Connie will come to town. She has a "'42 Buick Convertible - white...' She wants him to keep it and he is excited about the idea. He relays that he "got a stripe" and is now a Private First Class. Signed "Bob, Fuzz."

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Winemiller, Robert A., 1921-

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

Subjects: FriendshipMilitary CampWorld War IIAutomobile

Sub Era: World War II

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