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9/11 IN MEMORIUM: A LETTER HOME (after Sullivan Ballou 1861)

There was found among the ashes a letter written when that time stood still.  It is a letter home – to America – from an unknown American to us all, the American Family. 1,152 more words

2016 Presidential Elections

A Letter to Home

After all this travel talk, it was time to head home for a while. One week in Ohio, one week in Minnesota. It was enough to get my mind and heart racing. 1,138 more words

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Letter Home: ...unable to get near a bath for over a month.

June 24, 1916

My dear Mother, Daddy, and Grant:

Of course we always say that we have wet rainy nights whenever carrying out a relief. Well last Saturday night we moved into the line again from support on a damp night and last night, really this morning, came out in nearly absolute darkness through & over sloppy trails caused by yesterday’s heavy rainfall.

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18th Battalion CEF

A Letter Home

Dear Mom and Dad,

I apologize for not being the best student over the last few years and I’m sorry for causing so many problems at home. 73 more words

Makai

After St. Eloi: A letter home.

A hundred years ago Lieutenant William Stewart McKeough wrote this letter outlining his and the Battalion’s experiences:

Belgium 15/5/16

My Dear Mother, Daddy, and Grant:

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18th Battalion CEF

If I Do Die, I Die as a Soldier

Dear Mom and Dad,

Well I just got back from R&R and I am now in An Khe so I thought that I drop a few lines. 258 more words

Vietnam War