From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Martha Smith; October 18, 1943. Sonny Boy's army training has intensified as it draws to an end, he shares with Martha that he has taken part in simulated "village fighting", close combat firing, and bombings. He reports that he excelled at shooting various kinds of machine guns and shares an unfavorable view of a U.S.O. show he recently attended
Fort Knox (Ky.)
Army life; Well-being; Military
Digital reproduction of a 6-page handwritten letter
Stephanie R Salvaterra
Box C612, Folder 11
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Martha Smith; October 18, 1943" (1943). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 261.