Letters from the Philippines 1945-1946 : a soldier writes home from the war / Charles E. Wheeler.
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|Brownstown PL - Brownstown||940.52 W562 (Text)||79361000112303||Adult Nonfiction - Indiana Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781718195547
- Physical Description: 189 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : [publisher not identified], 2018.
When seventeen year old George S. Coon graduated from High School in 1944, he knew his immediate future included the military when he turned eighteen in July. World War 2 was in its third year, and there was little likelihood it would end any time soon. He was drafted into the Army in January 1945. While stationed in the Philippines he wrote a series of letters home, expressing his needs, his wants and his desires. The constant need was more letters from home. His immediate want was to get out of the Army as soon as possible. And his fervent desire was to be a farmer on his own land when he got home. After a slow start the letters from home did come in a constant stream. Getting out of the Army took some time, and some patience….and two years. And eventually, he did become a farmer on his own piece of ground. His story is not unlike many others who served during this time. Not unlike any soldier in any war. The uniqueness is the individuality of the letters—the hopes, the dreams, the expectations—the triumph of something as ordinary as his team winning a ball game, the Army buddy from Louisiana, “one of them rebels you hear so much about” who came and had a profound effect on his life. There are the change of camps and duties, going from the Mechanical Cavalry to the Army Air Corp, from company clerk to cook. And then there are the personal moments of being both the writer of letters home and the reader of letters from home which he is answering. The presentation of these sixty-three letters is a commemoration and celebration to the spirit of all military men and women from whatever War who have sacrificed time or life in service to our country; especially to those of “The Greatest Generation” whose numbers are rapidly declining with the passage of years. They must never be forgotten but always remembered and honored..--- Back cover.
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