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#1 beerdragon54

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:30 AM

I bought a box of letters from a local glider pilot that died in June 1944 as an instructor at Maxton Air base in NC. Also within the box was his brother's 11th airborne letters and it appears he did much in the Philippines. They are a nice story of their own. Inside was a condolence letter from a local hero and original Tuskegee airman, Lt George Haley. I almost spit a tooth out.Posted ImagePosted Image


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#2 scottiques

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:19 AM

What a great find-- there are some real treasures hiding in old letters.

 

I cannot read the letter well.  Do you know the circumstances of the death?

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Scott



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:30 AM

A wonderful letter. 

 

I especially love the third paragraph as written; "We cannot weigh fortune but it seems the grandest persons receive what appears the cruelest blows. We must hold that they are the ones with strength to bear these things."



#4 beerdragon54

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 06:57 PM

What a great find-- there are some real treasures hiding in old letters.
 
I cannot read the letter well.  Do you know the circumstances of the death?
 
Thanks for sharing.
 
Scott


I just know that the 4-5 men aboard all died. They were training on the large cargo gliders.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:42 PM

Holographic letters of ANY kind are rarely being written at all these days, which makes and will go on making that one all the more significant.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 05:49 AM

That letter has it all IMO from a great hero about a great hero. Awesome letter!




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