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    Posted 4 years ago

    OldeAsDirt
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    Dad's Military picture. I was fortunate to get his box of letters from WWII. Included in the box were a Thanksgiving menu from the hospital in India and a "This is Ann - she's dying to meet you". Illustrated by Theodore Giesel (later Dr. Seuss) - a handout for the troops warning of the dangers of malaria

    Serving as one of "Merrill’s Marauders" officially named the 5307th Composite Unit. He did end up with with malaria and spent time in a hospital "somewhere" in India.

    Another interesting letter in the box was his orders. It was torn into many pieces, but I was able to put them back together. All in all there are more than 50 letters, a handful of risque (for the time) magazines and a couple photos.

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 years ago
      Good story I have A lot of my dads WW2 Japanese Theater
      Letters and Pictures
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Handsome dad, you must be so proud of him, Merrill's Marauders were legendary. Thanks for sharing these wonderful mementos
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Great items and Merrill's Marauders were indeed legendary.

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