Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) to Brig. Gen. Edward Greenbaum
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.107 Author/Creator: Stone, Robert L. (1921-2009) Place Written: March Field, California Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 June 1944 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26.3 x 18.0 cm.
Addressed to "Eddie." He's disappointed that he could not meet Eddie. He asks to give him a ring if Eddie is ever in the area. He called the hotel and woke up a person, so he tells Eddie to explain to the man that it was "one of your ruffian nephews."
The letter is dated "Friday." "Letters in a Box" notes the letter was written on June 30, 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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Dear Eddie -
I was so disappointed when I received your telegram this morning. I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to seeing you, Eddie. It would have been such fun. If ever again you're out this way again please be sure to let me know.
I wrote you at the Ambassador when I received your letter and I imagine thats been forwarded to you. Before I got your telegram this morning, I called the hotel and they rang your room. Somebody answered and said that you hadn't made the trip. It was about nine o'clock but the person sounded as if I'd awakened him so you'd better explain to him (whoever it was) that it was just one of your ruffian nephews calling.
My best to the family,
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