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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 Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectPeople
Military
Subject (LCTGM)Correspondence
V-mail
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Personal NameLanes, Donald G., 1921-2008
Lanes, Carl, Mrs.
Organization NameUnited States. Navy
LST 473 (Ship)
Decade1940-1949
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 http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/11105.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (11105)
LanguageEnglish
Digital IDsh11105
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