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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.106 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: Portland, Oregon Type: Postcard Date: 29 June 1944 Pagination: 2 p. ; 10.0 x 14.9 cm.

Addressed to "Folks." A brief note to say hello as he travels north.

Postcard image is "Lake of the woods, showing Mt. McLoughlin, near Klamth Falls, Oregon." "Letters in a Box" notes the postcard was written on June 29, 1944.

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.

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Lake of the woods,
Showing Mt. McLoughlin
Near Klamath Falls, Oregon

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Hi Folks -
Just a card to say hello on our way north. will write later today if we stop anywhere.
All love -
Bobby

Lt. Comdr. J.C. Stone
Alderbrook Park
Ausable Forks
N.Y.

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