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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.079 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: March Field, California Type: Telegram Date: 15 February 1944 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.5 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "LT COMMANDER J C STONE." Apologizes for missing the phone call, he is "perfectly ok," and sent a long letter. The telegram is dated on the right side of the text block. "Letters in a Box," notes the telegram was sent on February 15, 1944 as well.

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

Full Transcript:
[Draft Created by Crowdsourcing]
CLASS OF SERVICE
This is a full-rate telegram or Cablegram unless its deferred character is indicated by a suitable symbol above or preceding the address.

WESTERN ...UNION
A. N. WILLIAMS
PRESIDENT

SYMBOLS
DL = Day Letter
NL = Night Letter
LC = Deferred Cable
NLT = Cable Night Letter
Ship Radiogram
The filling time shown in the date line on telegrams and day letters is STANDARD TIME at point of origin. Time of receipt is STANDARD TIME at point of destination
[message]
(55)
NAB86 34 4 EXTRA DUPLICATE OF TELEPHONED TELEGRAM=
MARCHFIELD CALIF 14 NFT
LT COMMANDER J C STONE=
APT 4A 375 PARK AVE FONE 80887=
WIRE YOU THIS MORNING AND WROTE LONG LETTER THIS AFTERNOON NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AM PERFECTLY OK. SORRY I MISSED YOU ON THE PHONE WILL WRITE AGAIN SOON ALL LOVE=
BOBBY.
BOBBY.
[end message]
THE COMPANY WILL APPRECIATE SUGGESTIONS FROM ITS PATRONS CONCERNING ITS SERVICE
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Beatrice Hecht Marks, 1901-1962
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary CampMilitary ServiceAir ForceAviationMilitary EducationTranscript AvailableCrowdsourced Transcript AvailableTranscript Project: Robert L. Stone's World War II letters

Sub Era: World War II

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