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Family Stories: August 7, 2021 – National Purple Heart Day

National Purple Heart Day – August 7, 2021 Purple Heart Day commemorates the creation of our military’s oldest American military decoration… first created for military merit during the American Revolutionary War… the Badge for Military Merit was awarded and decorated … Continue reading

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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Western Union; March 2, 1945

Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Western Union; March 2, 1945 The “Trunk in the Hall” held the letters and papers my grandparents saved – and they saved everything from cancelled checks, postcards telling of the next … Continue reading

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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: V-Mail Letter; Feb. 19, 1945

Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: V-Mail Letter;  Feb. 19, 1945 V-Mail To: Pfc. Edgar L. McKinley Co. B., 2nd Inf. APO 5 C/0 PM New York, N.Y. V-Mail From: Mr. & Mrs. Edgar T. McKinley Greensboro, … Continue reading

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