Letters

"Franey. You'd be amazed at the number of letters these boys write and receive, even though alot of them never went through eighth grade and their folks are illiterate. It's a great thing to see them sweating with a pencil."
“You’d be amazed at the number of letters these boys write and receive, even though a lot of them never went through eighth grade and their folks are illiterate. It’s a great thing to see them sweating with a pencil.”

Wartime Letters From The First Battalion

phil letter thumbnail My Very Dear Girls!
Over seventy letters, from peacetime days at Yale through the landing on Saipan. Also includes condolence letters written after his death.
Philip E. Wood, Jr.
Platoon leader, Company A
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All The Way Or Not At All
A single letter written in April of 1944, concerning a return to active duty, receiving the Navy Cross, and indications of trouble at home.
Arthur B. Ervin
Section Sergeant, Company A

captainswoyer No Different Than The Joe You Usta Know
A selection of letters from 1944 and 1945, concerning life in uniform and the death of friends.
Joseph Dell Swoyer
Platoon leader, Companies D and B
carl_cooper_poster A Good Marine And A Perfect Gentleman
A plan for a future that would never be. Letters from PFC Cooper and Lt. Alexander Santilli.
Carl E. Cooper
Machine gunner, Company D

The War from Other Perspectives

    masterson_article_headshot Good Luck, Buddy! God Be With You!
The battles of Saipan and Tinian, as seen from the CP of 2/25. An unusual perspective on the fight, as written by a Bn-4.
William E. Masterson
Supply Officer, Second Battalion, 25th Marines

2 thoughts on “Letters

  1. PLZ help if possible, I’m trying to find ANY info on a Robert Maurice Jordan (Navy Vet) about 1946 bikinni island (atomic bomb testing) etc. Our home burn down in 2009 which was also the residence of Robert (Bo) Maurice Jordan before he passed, and we lost everything so i am trying to find pics etc to duplicate and start over, THNK YOU VERY MUCH

    1. Hi Sarah,

      Unfortunately, I don’t have any information on Robert Jordan. There are a few people doing research on that name on ancestry.com – they have posted some pictures there, which may be a good start for you. If you want to research his military service, I’d suggest writing to the National Archives; they can send you a copy of his documentation for free (if you’re next of kin) or for a fee. Try this request and see what happens:

      http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

      Best of luck in your search!

      Geoffrey

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