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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Letter from 1st. Lt. Norman Mecklum

 Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Letter from 1st. Lt. Norman Mecklem Jr. – April 6, 1945 The “Trunk in the Hall” held the letters and papers my grandparents saved – and they saved everything from cancelled … Continue reading

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Edgar “Leroy” McKinley: The Boy – The Man – The Soldier

Edgar “Leroy” McKinley: The Boy –  The Man  –  The Soldier 1924 – 1945 I participate on a monthly basis in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Week 52 Ancestor stories challenge. It’s funny how my story today speaks to all four weeks … Continue reading

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