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"...a beer, pack of cigarettes, and three candy bars..."

   John Walter Earle
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John Earle
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 14th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division
Service Location: Texas; Colorado; California; Georgia; Panama; France; Germany; Austria
Rank: Captain
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Earle kept up a lengthy correspondence with his mother, grandmother and other members of his family. He was proud of operating 20 stores, 20 post offices, 12 night clubs, 6 movies, 13 orchestras, 5 gyms, 5 red cross clubs, 3 hotels, 1 ski school, 1 cable car, a bus line, a bank, and a newspaper when he was posted in Germany in 1945. Letters dated earlier than that already point to his native ability as an entrepreneur. He felt it was the Special Services Officer's duty to please the G.I. more than the regimental commander.

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 Personal Correspondence (14 items)
Letter To Mother [5/1/43] Letter To Mother [5/5/43] Letter To Mother [3/5/44]
To Mother, Grandma, et al [03/25/44] Letter To Mother [3/1/45] Letter To Mother [3/9/45]
Post Card From Bayreuth Front [April 20, 1945] Post Card From Altheim Front [May 9, 1945] Letter To The Gang [7/8/45]
Letter To Mother [7/8/45] To Mother, Grandma, et al [07/15/45] Letter To Mother [7/16/45]
Letter To Mother [8/26/45] Letter To All [8/26/45] 
  
 
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