Sonny Boy discusses his stay at Camp Detroit while he waits to be sent home from Europe. He mentions a string band in the camp and muses about celebrations in the United States while many solders are still overseas. He also anticipates needing to stay in the army once at home in order to afford treatment for his back injury.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Army -- Military Life; Military Discharge
Digital reproduction of a 5-page letter
Hillary A. H. Richardson
Box C613, folder 11
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Smith, Sam Ellard, "Letter from Sonny Boy Smith to Pauline Smith; October 30, 1945" (1945). Ellard-Murphree-Pilgreen-Smith Family Papers Collection. 565.