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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.105 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 October 1943 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 24.5 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Leonard Eugene Graeff to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff dated October 6, 1943. Leonard agrees to send the box mentioned in letter GLC09611.102 back to Susan. He mentions having to keep everything in his sea bag which is full. He asks Susan to send him a box of peanuts which can be found at the Planters peanut store on "third street near the market." He mentions the changes in weather and his experience learning to man a life boat and the associated commands which he enjoyed. Leonard expects to graduate November 6th and expects to return home on a nine day leave. In his postscript he mentions, "this is gravy, not being any worse than some things I've had to do already in my life. I'm glad its not as bad here..." Signed, "Leonard."

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Winemiller, Robert A., fl. 1921-1947

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

Subjects: Military ServiceNavyLove LettersMilitary CampMilitary RationsWorld War IISoldier's Letter

Sub Era: World War II

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