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V-mail to parents from Don Lanes
V-mail to parents from Don Lanes
TitleV-mail to parents from Don Lanes
Date of Original1943-06-09
CreatorLanes, Donald G., 1921-2008
Creator RoleAuthor
DescriptionDon Lanes writes a letter home to his parents in Grafton, N.D. updating them on how he is doing, and a forthcoming raise and promotion he hopes to get.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Correspondence
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Personal NameLanes, Donald G., 1921-2008
Lanes, Carl, Mrs.
Organization NameUnited States. Navy
LST 473 (Ship)
Item Number11105
Format of OriginalCorrespondence
Transcription"To Mrs. Carl Lanes Grafton, North Dakota from Donald G. Lanes EM3/C U.S.S. L.S.T. 473 c/o Fleet Postmaster San Francisco June 9, 1943 Dear Folks, I hope you got my last letter okay, I still haven't recieved [sic] any mail, but am looking forward to some real soon. I hope there's a lot of it. Well, I've seen a great many things but can't talk about them. Of course, I've seen lots of water, but, being a sailor that's to be expected. I could really enjoy this under different conditions. I'm getting my second class rate real soon. I was told about it the other day and was put in charge of the electricians. It gives me an eighteen dollar raise, so if I get a chance I'm going to increase my allotment to seventy five a month. I've had the same twelve cents for over a month now, so I'll never miss the extra dough. I suppose Sis is home and having a swell time. Tell her to send me Gert's address. I'm going to try and get a lot of letter writing done one of these days. How's that Bergman guy that went to school with Sis? I think he's Irene's brother. This will have to be all for now. Say hello to everyone. Love Don."--Handwritten on front of letter.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionDonald G. Lanes Papers Mss 11105
Collection Finding AidConsult
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11105)
Digital IDsh11105
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