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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.081 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 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 18, 1943. Leonard's asks his parents to forward him any of his mail in their envelopes. He mentions seeing Bernice Stouffer's boyfriend. Leonard anticipates being home for Christmas on furlough. He relays, "yesterday we were inoculated for what I don't know and vaccinated (on the right arm this time)." He was paid five dollars and given a receipt to exchange for "a bag with blue jackets manual, 2 pack writing paper, fountain pen, 3 diff. kinds of soap, soap box, money belt, shoe laces, sewing kit, shaving soap, tooth paste, tooth brush, they call it 'the flying five.'" Leonard asks his parents to write noting, "I can realize now what it means not to get mail when the other fellows do." We've been getting mail two days already yet I haven't received any." 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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