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Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) to [Susan and Raymond Graeff]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.095 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 September 1943 Pagination: 4p. : envelope ; 24.6x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Mother & Dad." Leonard tells his mother " Can't say I will forget that first mail I was one big smile from ear to ear." He asks about his car and if it is running well. He relays that he plans to go to service school to learn to weld after he completes his training at the Great Lakes. He mentions not having any trouble with vaccinations or shots other than his arm getting stiff. He recounts drilling with rifles learning the "manual of arms 16 count drill, 9 count drill, rifle exercises, physical exercises, order arms, presentations and stuff...this afternoon we had a class in aircraft recognition." 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 ServiceNavyUniformsAirplanesMilitary EducationAutomobile

Sub Era: World War II

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