Small Collections Box 28
Scope and Contents
Diary, 1943, kept by Private William J. Lawler while he was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Niagara Falls, New York, Tenessee, Georgia, and Denver, Colorado during World War II. Most of his entries in the diary are very detailed, and some of the entries were written by his wife, Nancy Selina. The entries record his life as a service member in the United States Army. Topics include Lawler attending basic training, details of his wife's pregnancy, attending flight school, going to school, the birth of his new daughter, taking care of his new daughter, traveling across the country, going to movies at the service club, his attendance at Catholic mass, and writing letters to his wife. For excerpts from the diary provided by the seller, see Box List link below.
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