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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.082 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: March Field, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 February 1944 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 25.0 x 16.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Dad + Bee." All goes well, he's moving and has "physio therapy twice a day." He's excited to get out of the hospital soon. He received their letters from the 8th, and thanks them for the "cute Valentines." The letter is dated "Wednesday 23rd." "Letters in a Box," notes the letter was sent on February 23, 1944.

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]
Wednesday 23rd
Dear Dad & Bee -
Haven't anything particular to write but I thought a letter was in order to say that all goes well with ...R.L.S. I'm up and around in good shape now and ought to be off my crutches before long. I have treatments and exercises at physio-therapy twice a day and my leg is coming along just fine. I can still only flex it about 90° but that takes a little time to get full use of it again. In a few days the doctor said I could have a pass to get out of the hospital for a few hours. It will be a pleasure to get out after being cooped up for a month.
Speaking of slow mail service I got a letter from both of you and from Pam today and all of them were

postmarked the 8th. From the 8th to the 23rd is mighty poor service. Thanks loads for the cute valentines that arrived this morning. You might think we were in the days of the pony-express.
No more for now except that everything is just fine here. Write often.
With all love -

Lt. R.L.S
399th Bomb Group
Squadron 607
March Field, California

Lt. Comdr. J.C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City
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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 EducationHospitalTranscript AvailableCrowdsourced Transcript AvailableTranscript Project: Robert L. Stone's World War II letters

Sub Era: World War II

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