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Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.079 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 September 1943 Pagination: 4p. : envelope ; 16.4 x 13.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Leonard Eugene Graeff to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff dated September 16, 1943. Leonard begins by quoting the repeated marching commands of his superiors. He relays that he took a test for service school which he hopes to attend after basic training. He comments on the education of the other recruits. He mentions that when he gets into a routine it will be easier for him. And that he will need to send his mirror and washrag home because "[I] don't need the mirror and they don't use wash rags in the navy." In reference to the food he says that it "tastes good" and he "eats enough for three fellows and I wouldn't eat it if I were home- how about that?" Signed, "Leonard."

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Graeff, Raymond James, 1889-1963
Graeff, Susan Prowell, 1890-1967

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

Subjects: Military ServiceNavyMilitary Provisions

Sub Era: World War II

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