Tag Archives: WWII

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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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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