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This handwritten letter, dated August 4, 1942, is written to Jewel Jennings in Jackson, Mississippi, from her husband, Kelvie Jennings, at a Marine Corps training camp in San Diego, California. The letter discusses his daily and routines at the training camp, his desire to work in the pay office, meeting another Mississippian, and his hopes that they are stationed on the West coast. The letter goes on to discuss their personal affairs and his letters to their family. The letter is written on Marine Corps stationary with the Semper Fidelis logo in the top center. The envelope bears a red six cents air mail postage stamp in the upper right corner and the postmark is San Diego, California, August 4, 1942.
United States--Marine Corps; World War II, 1939-1945
Through the Lines: Letters From the Homefront, 1917-1945
San Diego, (Cali.)
correspondence: 4 pages
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections, Manuscripts Division, Jennings (Kelvie and Jewel) Family Papers, Box 1, Folders 1-3
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)
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