Jesse tells Christine that he is sorry to hear about Christine's miscarriage. He describes his location in the Philippines, the attractiveness of the people and their skin color, how the area has been bombed by Americans. He recalls a brutal scene of dead soldiers, and asks Martha if is dating anyone.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Campaigns -- Pacific Area; Social life and customs--20th century
Digital reproduction of a 3-page letter
Hillary A. H. Richardson
Box C613, folder 8
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Ellard, Jesse, "Letter from Jesse Ellard to Martha Smith; May 21, 1945" (1945). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 523.