Letters written to Shirley Ann Crook of Baltimore, MD. A majority of the letters were written by Sergeant Roger Lee Hicks, two were written by Petty Officer Third Class Don Forgan and one letter was written by Pvt. Max E. Hilb. The dates of the letters range from February 1967 and October 1969 for Don Forgan’s letters, April 1969 for Max Hilb’s letter, and from December 1969 to May 1970 for Roger Lee Hick’s letters.
Roger Lee Hicks wrote to Shirley Ann Crook during his time serving as a Sergeant in the 4th Engineers Battalion (Company B). Roger Hicks was stationed somewhere near the Mang Yang Pass in Vietnam. His letters to Shirley Ann Crook were mostly personal in nature, discussing his desire to return to the states, the number of days remaining on his deployments, inquiries about Shirley Crook’s family and friends, and responses from previous correspondence. Roger Hicks also wrote about his time serving in Vietnam, including: times ‘going out to the field’, rest & relaxation time, a soldier’s day to day life while serving.
Don Forgan also wrote two letters to Shirley Ann Crook while he was stationed on board the attack carrier, USS Shangri-La. Don Forgan worked as a Damage Controlman. The letters he wrote to Shirley Ann Crook included personal inquiries about Shirley Crook and her family, day-to-day activities, and proposals to visit each other upon his return off of deployment.
Max Hilb wrote one letter to Shirley Ann Crook while he was a private working in a personnel department. Max Hilb was separating from the military and discusses that process in the letter.
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Roger Lee Hicks served in Company B, 4th Engineers Battalion during the Vietman War. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
Sergeant Roger Lee Hicks Vietnam Letters, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/2086 Accessed January 22, 2020.