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Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) to Jacob Stone, Beatrice Stone

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.036 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Wichita Falls, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 June 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28.6 x 22.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Folks." Unexpectedly held in Wichita Falls for a few hours. The trip has been pleasant, and the fellows he is in charge of are "most cooperative." They stopped for breakfast in Fort Worth, and stopped for lunch in Wichita Falls. The Lieutenant in Charge opened the orders in front of the two car commanders, and they are going to the "lousy little town" of Childress, Texas. It's a tough Advanced School, and he knows he won't have a lot of time to write. The letter is dated as "Thursday aft." "Letters in a Box" notes the date as June 24, 1943.

Background Information: Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into ...a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions. See More

People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985
Stone, Don, fl. 1925
Hecht, Gella Stern, 1868-1947
Marks, Barry, 1926-1983
Stone, Beatrice Hecht Marks, 1901-1962
Stone, James, 1926-2007

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationMilitary Education

Sub Era: World War II

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