This collection contains a single letter, written immediately after the announcement of the surrender of Germany by a mother in Connecticut to her son, Private First Class Carl Holmberg, who had been wounded. The letter discusses the arrival of V-E Day, the continuing fighting in the Pacific, and advice to not continue serving.
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Carl Norman Holmberg was an engineering student at the University of Connecticut until 1944. Private First Class Holmberg served in World War II from January to April 1945, when he was wounded in action in Germany. After the war, Holmberg went back to the University of Connecticut and graduated in 1948, worked as an engineer for 40 years until his retirement in 1993, and passed away in 2010.