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Baby Telegraph

And here’s the telegraph Dad refers to in the prior letter.

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18 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 18 March 1943 Letter Date – 17 March 1943   Text: My dearest wife and baby, By the … Continue reading

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17 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 17 March 1943 Letter Date – 16 March 1943   Text: My dearest wife and now mother of … Continue reading

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16 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 16 March 1943 Letter Date – 15 March 1943   Text: My dearest wife, Well today I got … Continue reading

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War Documents

Here are some of the documents Dad signed when he first reported to Fort Sheridan in Illinois. The first two appear to be the application to send part of his pay to Mom. First rule of newlywed soldier – thou … Continue reading

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15 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 15 March 1943 Letter Date – 14 March 1943   Text: My dearest wife, Here is your little … Continue reading

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14 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 14 March 1943 Letter Date – 13 March 1943   Text: My dearest wife, I just got done … Continue reading

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14 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 14 March 1943 Letter Date – 13 March 1943   Text: To my dearest wife, Well, here it … Continue reading

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13 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 13 March 1943 Letter Date – 12 March 1943   Text: My dear sweet wife, Well honey, another … Continue reading

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12 March 1943 – Letter from Dad to Mom

Letter or Postcard – Letter Sender – Ralph Peterson Recipient – Phyllis Peterson Postmark Place – St. Petersburg, Florida Postmark Date – 12 March 1943 Letter Date – 11 March 1943   Text: My dearest wife, Received your letter today … Continue reading

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