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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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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Air Mail Letter; Feb. 6, 1945

Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Air Mail Letter; Feb. 6, 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 … Continue reading

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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Air Mail Letter; Jan. 13, 1945

Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: Air Mail Letter; Jan. 13, 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 … Continue reading

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Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: V-Mail Letter; Dec. 15, 1944

Letters & Papers from the Trunk in the Hall: V-Mail Letter; Dec. 15, 1944 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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WWII: The History of V-Mail

WWII: The History of V-Mail As I prepare to transcribe the V-Mail letters I have from my uncle to my grandparents and mother – I became interested in its history. V-Mail stood in short for “Victory Mail” and was developed … 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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