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[Detail] An exhausted Edward L. Pierce after a long day's work on the line between base and outpost, Korea, [1953]
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Branch: Army
Unit: 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division
Service Location: Fort Riley, Kansas; North Korea
Rank: Corporal
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From the time he was drafted in the summer of 1952, 20 year-old Edward Pierce kept up a regular, well-written correspondence with his parents back home in Calumet City, Illinois. Writing almost every day, he penned his letters from boot camp, from the ship taking him to Korea, and finally from the front lines of the war with North Korea. Pierce's letters provide a wealth of detail about the life of the ordinary American soldier in Korea. The letters are also preoccupied by the drudgery of Army life and the weather, which nearly every soldier who served in Korea described as the coldest they had ever experienced in their lives.

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Preface to "Letters from Korea 1953" by Edward Pierce Letter to Mom and Dad [July 24, 1952] Letter to Mom and Dad [July 25, 1952]
Letter to Mom and Dad [Feb. 8, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [Feb. 9, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [February 12, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [February 15, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [February 17, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [February 19, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [February 20, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [February 21, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [February 22, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [February 22, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [February 26, 1953] Letter to Tom Pierzchalski, Jr. [March 2, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [March 1 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 2, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 3, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [March 4, 1953] Letter to Father Edward Wroblewski [March 4, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 6, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [March 7, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 8, l953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 10, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [March 11, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 13, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 14,1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [March 16, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 17, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 20, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [March 21, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 22,1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 25, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [March 25, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 28, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [March 29, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [April 1, l953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 1, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 3, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [Easter Sunday 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 7, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 9, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [April 9, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 15, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 18, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [April 22, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 24, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 25, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [April 27, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [April 29, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 1, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [May 5, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 14, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 16, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [May 18, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 19, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 22, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [May 23, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 24, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 25, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [May 27, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 28, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 28, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [May 30, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [May 31, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 1, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [June 3, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 3, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 4, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [June 10, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 11, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 14, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [June 15, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 16, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 18, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [June 20, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 22, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [June 23, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [June 27, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [July 3, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [July 6, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [July 12, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [July 13, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [July 14, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [July 17, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [July 23, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [July 25, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [July 28, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [Aug 7, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [August 12, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [August 14, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [August 17, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [Sept. 3, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [Sept. 4, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [September 8, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [September 13, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [September 14, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [September 17, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [September 19, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [September 21, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [September 21, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [September 25, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [September 26, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [October 1, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [October 4, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [October 10, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [October 24, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [October 30, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [November 4, 1953] Letter to Thomas Jr. [November 5, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [November 10, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [November 23, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [December 5,1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [December 14, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [December 22, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [December 25, 1953] Letter to Mom and Dad [December 27, 1953]
Letter to Mom and Dad [January 3, 1954] Letter to Mom and Dad [January 7, 1954] Letter to Mom and Dad [January 16, 1954]
Letter to Mom and Dad [January 24, 1954] Letter to Mom and Dad [January 28, 1954] 
  
 
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