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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.088 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Postcard Date: 13 April 1944 Pagination: 2 p. ; 9.8 x 14.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to "Folks." A brief postcard saying he and Don are doing great. Don includes a note that they had fried chicken at Pete's Steaks as they were out of steaks. The postcard is an image of "Pete's Famous Steaks." There is a postmark stamp with "April 13." "Letters in a Box," notes the postcard was sent on April 13, 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]
PETE'S Famous STEAKS 163
163-167 N. Dearborn Street
Original PETE'S Famous Steaks
"In The ...Heart of Chicago's Rialto"
On Dearborn Street Just North of Randolph
Lt. R.L. Stone 0-676041
399th Bomb Group
Squadron 607
March Field, California
Lt. Comdr. J. C. Stone
375 Park Avenue
New York City

Hi Folks -
Having a swell time. Don is in good shape - R.L.S.
Believe it or not Pete is all out of steaks. However, we can struggle thru on fried chicken- ah the duress of it all! - Don
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People: Stone, Robert L., 1921-2009
Stone, Beatrice Hecht Marks, 1901-1962
Stone, Jacob, fl. 1894-1985
Stone, Don, fl. 1925

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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