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Letters from Ernest Struble during active service with
Company E, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion,
2nd Armored Division
The letters were examined by the Army Examiner, that was the platoon commander of Company C, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion: 2nd Lieutenant Edwin E Spears.
Letters written adressed to:
The letters start with adressing to “Russie” who is his 6 years older brother Russel, and then “Jack” that comes from Josephine, his Sister-in-Law. The name “Pearl” could be the child of Russel and Josephine.
Letters PFC Willian E Struble from the year 1943
Pvt. Wm. E. Struble
Co. C, 17th Armd. Engr. Bn,
A.P.O. 252, c/o postmaster
New York City, N.Y.
Mr. & Mr.s, Russell C. Struble
Mickleys R.F.D. #1,
Edwin E. Spears
2nd Lt, C.E
March 21, 1943
Somewhere in Arica
Dear Jack, Pearl, & Russie:
Received your letter dated Mar. 2nd. yes-
terday. I am fine & dandy – hope you all
Are the same. Thanks a lot for the
picture of Jack, Russie & the dogs. Say what’s
the matter – can’t they smile a little bit!
Russie, the answer to your questions is
no. No hits, no misses. You can forget
about the pistols. I don’t have any yet hit
I’ll get one. (I hope!)
I’ve seen some dandy curved scimitars. Pearl
you’d go nuts over them. I won’t get any ‘til
after the war tho’. Then I’ll be more certain
of bringing them back!
(Transcribed by E. Wijshake)