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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.145 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 November 1943 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 26.7 x 17.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Leonard Eugene Graeff to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff dated November 18, 1943. Leonard writes that he is still at Great Lakes Naval Training Station even though he hoped to be shipped right to school. He noticed that a lot of the men who weren't going to schools from his company have already shipped out. One sailor that he talked with was lucky enough to go to school near his home. He hopes that maybe he will be assigned to the school in Bainbridge, Maryland so he can visit home on the weekend. He is still on K. P. Duty (Kitchen Police) and it is a long day. They are woken up at 4 am. and work a fourteen-hour day, with an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon to eat. He inquires after some mail he was expecting to get while he was at home and asks his parents to write.

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: World War IIMilitary TrainingMilitary Education

Sub Era: World War II

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