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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.098.01 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 September 1943 Pagination: 2p. : envelope ; 24.5 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Leonard Eugene Graeff to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff dated September 29, 1943. Leonard begins his letter recounting his most recent training "We had to swim 50 yd[s] on backs then swim about forty yd[s] "loggie" and ten yd[s] underwater." He mentions a rooster that lives around the base and crows every morning. Leonard had his picture taken coming back from the cantina and plans to send it home when it gets developed and sent to him. In his postscript he references "a list of clothes & stuff I got when I came here." The list in GLC09611.098.02. Signed, "Leonard."

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

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

Subjects: Military ServiceNavyMilitary EducationWorld War IISoldier's Letter

Sub Era: World War II

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