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This handwritten letter, dated December 9, 1945, is written from W. N. (William Neill) Bogan, Jr. where he is stationed in Germany to his sister, Kay Bogan, in Meridian, Mississippi. The letter informs her that he has been a corporal for over a month and is up for being promoted to sergeant but asks her not to say anything to the family for fear of the news being leaked to his hometown paper. The letter is signed "Love ya, Son." The envelope is double postmarked in the same spot. The underlying postmark is U. S. Army Postal Service, A. P. O., December 13, 1945 and the overlying postmark is Meridian, Mississippi, December 24, 1945. The original Meridian address is scratched through and "West Point" is penciled in beside it. A red six cent air mail postage stamp is in the upper right.
World War II, 1939-1954; Correspondence; United States Army
Through the Lines: Letters From the Homefront, 1917-1945
Correspondence: 4 leaves
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Bogan (William Neill, Jr.) Papers, Box 1, Folder 20-22
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