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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.091 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 September 1943 Pagination: 2p. : envelope ; 24.8 x 14.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Leonard Eugene Graeff to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff dated September 23, 1943. Leonard relays that he was interviewed for service school after boot camp and received his test results. Leonard is optimistic because his scores were above average, "the lowest one being one point over...among the highest in the company so you know what a bunch of morons they must be." He, "asked for Aircraft Metal smith (can learn more about welding that didn't know) or Aircraft Machinists Mate (Engine work on aircraft)." Leonard expects to make it into either school with his marks. He mentions, "After coming out of those schools you are rated with a rank equal to sergeant in the Army - you know me that's what I'm after." In the margins he asks "SAVE MY LETTERS - WILL YOU?"

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 EducationMilitary CampWorld War IISoldier's Letter

Sub Era: World War II

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