This collection consists of three letters written by Carl Laskey of the U.S. Navy while aboard the USS Pickaway in the Pacific during the Korean War. Two of the letters are addressed to the Harner family in Lancaster, Ohio. The other is addressed to his wife, Anne, in San Diego, California. Laskey wrote about life at sea, as the Pickaway traveled past Japan to bring troops to Korea. The letters are handwritten and are included with their original envelopes. An addition to the collection is another letter from Laskey to his wife, Anne. In it he talks about life on board the USS PICAWAY and his duties as assigned.
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