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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09611.194 Author/Creator: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, (1920-2016) Place Written: Great Lakes, Illinois Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 December 1943 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 24.7 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter from Leonard Eugene Graeff to Susan Prowell Graeff and Raymond James Graeff dated December 31, 1943. Leonard writes that half the men in his barracks are on leave so it is really quiet. He took advantage of it to do laundry but needs to darn some socks. He asks that the next time they send him a box to put in a thimble. He got a few Christmas cards that were lost in the mail due to incorrect addresses. He reports that Robert Winemiller will be stationed in Arizona for another month. He went to another W.A.V.E.S. dance and met up with the red-haired girl he mentioned when he was home. His school is starting to feel more educational as he is now learning new material. Leonard also asks Raymond to check his car radio as he couldn't get it to work when he was home. He also asks him to get some gas for the car.

Background Information: W.A.V.E.S. stands for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service it was the women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. It was ...established on July 21, 1942 by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 30. This authorized the U.S. Navy to accept women into the Naval Reserve as commissioned officers at the enlisted level, so that officers and men that were determined to be fit could be placed on sea duty and replaced with women in shore establishments.See More

People: Graeff, Leonard Eugene, 1920-2016
Graeff, Raymond James, 1889-1963
Graeff, Susan Prowell, 1890-1967
Winemiller, Robert A., 1921-

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

Subjects: World War IIMilitary CampMilitary TrainingMilitary EducationAutomobile

Sub Era: World War II

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