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Posted: 10/26/2013 6:02:33 PM EST
I haven't got to dive into these really well yet. From what I have read, some of these were written while on "base".

The dates span from the early 20's to 1930. I did find this veterans bond. Anyone have any more info on what these could be? Some of the handwriting is really rough to read. Talks about wanting to come home constantly. I know that he was in the service but I don't know which branch. Info is pretty scarce at this point.

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:03:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:10:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:12:48 PM EST
I would think that the bond could be cashed in, but you'll need some help. Might be worth more for it'd historical value.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:13:02 PM EST

Pretty cool.

Should be some interesting reading.

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:13:24 PM EST
Just read one where he got to "meet and shake hands with the President in Washington D.C."

Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:13:38 PM EST
Looks like he was a WV boy?
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:14:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jnk556:
Looks like he was a WV boy?
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Yep. Born and raised here. We don't venture out much
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:15:16 PM EST
Good to see.

I'm with you, born here, will die here.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:25:58 PM EST
He was a miner and got into the service evidently. He talks about asking his "major" if he could go see his sick wife. Most of the letters were addressed to her.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 6:32:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 7:47:14 AM EST
Bump for Sunday crew
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:14:09 PM EST
That's pretty cool.

I have my dad's letters home from WWII also. They're pretty mundane, though. They were pretty heavily censored, of course. (He was a grunt in 99ID)

Oh! You know you might try scanning those letters and using whatever photo editing software you have to bring out the writing. Try different spectrums or adjust brightness & contrast. You'll be surprised what you can do with even the most basic such programs.

Good find - and good luck!
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:30:29 PM EST
Great Find.
I hope the paper does not crumble up on you.
And, go to Walgreens or it's equivalent and purchase some cotton gloves, skin oil-acids can damage old documents.
Keep us updated!
And, TNX for sharing.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:35:39 PM EST
I have some from my wife's family from WWI. I might scan them and post them sometime.

I have some personal photos that were taken from WW2 by her grandfather. I think some he took but I think some were captures from personal German photo albums because of the tape/glue and writing (in German) on the back of some of the pics. Plus, lol there was no way an American GI was taking pics of Nazi officers at chow, etc.

I sat down one night with a 6 pack and the letters/postcards/photos and got lost in the history. Im envious because that's quite a stack you have there to partake in.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 12:39:45 PM EST
Should at least make copies and send them to The Smithsonian.

Awesome find.
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