From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; October 25, 1943. Sonny Boy is nearing the end of basic training and tells his mother about battle training. He shares that he has finally recieved the watch Christine and Bernice got for him from Brazil and complains about Yankee soldiers, especially one from Brooklyn.
Fort Knox (Ky.)
Army life; Well-being; Military
Digital reproduction of a 3-page handwritten letter
Stephanie R Salvaterra
Box C612, Folder 11
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; October 25, 1943" (1943). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 265.