Five letters written by Wilbur A. Goodpasture to his wife during World War II. Goodpasture was a combat soldier in the United States Army, 3rd Armored Division. The letters were written in England, shortly before the invasion at Normandy and from Germany. Two of the letters were written post Victory over Europe Day. Goodpasture received the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and earned five campaign medals. When the United States Army initiated the point system to rotate soldiers back to the home front, Goodpasture had a high number which allowed him to return home quickly.
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