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Robert D. Davis

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8-15-1945

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World War, 1939-1945; Letter writing; United States. Army

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Davis writes, having heard about the Japanese acceptance of terms. He also lists his four battle stars. He mentions that the captain's application for bronze stars for their detachment was denied.

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WAR & NAVY DEPARTMENTS

V--MAIL SERVICE

OFFICIAL BUSINESS

U. S. ARMY POSTAL SERVICE

AUG 22 2 AM 1945

No. 3

PENALTY FOR PRIVATE USE TO AVOID PAYMENT OF POSTAGE, $300

(CENSOR’S STAMP)

TO: Mrs. R. L. Davis

1619 Boston

Muskogee, Okla

SEE INSTRUCTION NO. 2

FROM

T/5 Robert Davis 18107121

G237, Co. F, 3rd Md Gst R.

APO 403, % Postmaster NY

(Sender’s complete address above)

15 August 1945

Ingolstadt

Dear Folks:

We heard the wonderful news last night, as soon as the President announced the Japanese acceptance of our terms. Altho’ by now I expected it, two weeks ago I would never have thought it possible. Just how soon we come home is a matter of extreme ; no one has any idea. My point score was revised, and upped to 67 points. I have four battle stars: Battle of North France, Battle of the Bulge, [Ardennes], the battle of Germany E. and West of the Rhine. The Captain tried to get a Bronze Star for our detachment, which would have been 5 points more, but it was turned down. I will send my copy of his recommendation home for you to read. Estimates for us very from six months to 1½ yrs, with most people favoring the 6-8 month period, doubtless from wishful thinking.

Love,

Bob

HAVE YOU FILLED IN COMPLETE ADDRESS AT TOP?

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Letter from Ingolstadt, 1945 August 15

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