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Winemiller, Robert A. (1921- ) to Leonard Eugene Graeff

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.164 Author/Creator: Winemiller, Robert A. (1921- ) Place Written: Yuma, Arizona Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 December 1943 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 26.8 x 17.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Robert Winemiller to Leonard Eugene Graeff dated December 6, 1943. Robert mentions that he is 32 miles outside of Yuma, Arizona. He mentions his brother was classified as 1A, and writes, "That’s a laugh isn’t it. The Army will take anything won’t they." He reports that it is very cold at night and hot during the day. Dotty and he are "on the outs" and he believes there is someone else. He mentions how it has changed at home and when he was on leave he went out with a few girls. He also inquires about Leonards F3C status and asks if he is wearing a red stripe. Robert signs as "Fuzz the Buzz Boy."

Background Information: 1A was a term used by the military to classify men availible and fit for regular service. F3C referes to the rank of Fireman third class.

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Winemiller, Robert A., 1921-
Runk, Dorothy K. fl. 1943

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

Subjects: World War IIMilitary TrainingTransportationTravel

Sub Era: World War II

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