From the Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. Letter from Sonnyboy Smith to Martha Smith; November 15, 1943. Sonny Boy is writing just after returning from battle training. He recounts volunteering to unload trucks which causes him to miss chow for the day but was allowed a ride back to camp (14 miles) as compensation. The soldiers had another boxing match that Sunday. Sonny Boy shares the location of "the boys" that have been transferred and expects furlough in the upcoming weeks.
Fort Knox, KY
Army life; Occupational training, Military; World War, 1939-1945--personal narrative
Digital reproduction of a 4-page letter
Box C612, Folder 12
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonnyboy Smith to Martha Smith; November 15, 1943" (1943). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 328.