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Keller, Carl O. (1916-1981) to Johnnie Keller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09818.05 Author/Creator: Keller, Carl O. (1916-1981) Place Written: Korea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 May 1953 Pagination: 1 p. ; 37.0 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter to Johnnie Keller from PFC Carl Keller, dated May 1, 1953. Carl says that he has recieved the last three letters Johnnie sent. He is enjoying the spring weather and passing the time by playing ball games. He asks about how Bailey and Paul are doing in the Army, and comments that he is anxious to get home. He also mentions his desire to buy a new car when he gets home. Letter is addressed to Mrs. Franklin L. Keller

Background Information: PFC Carl Keller was born in Maynardville, Tennessee in 1916. He served in World War II from 1949-1953 and later re-enlisted in the Army to fight in the Korean War. On ...May 18, 1951, he was separated from his unit and taken as a prisoner of war. He was placed in a P.O.W. camp in Korea under the care of the Chinese People's Committe for World Peace.

Letter is stamped June 27. 1953 by the Army-Air Force Postal Service.

Franklin L. Keller was the brother of Carl O. Keller. Johnnie Keller was possibly Franklin's wife.
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People: Keller, Carl O., 1916-1981
Keller, Franklin L., 1915-?
Keller, Johnnie, fl.1953

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Korean WarMilitary HistoryMilitary ServiceSoldiers and CiviliansPrisoner of WarArmySoldier's Letter

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Cold War

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