Sonny Boy tells his mother about fishing in a nearby stream, and about his batallion in a castle belonging to the Belgian king and queen. He recalls a harrowing experience at Bastogne in which he escaped gunfire.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Well-being; Germany -- campaigns
Digital reproduction of a 9-page letter
Hillary A. H. Richardson
Box C613, folder 9
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; July 29, 1945" (1945). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 547.