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Brzezicki Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.40
Scope and Contents Letters, 1968-1972, of the Brzezicki family of Quakerstown, Pennsylvania, including 71 of Daniel Brzezicki's letters home during his time in the Marine Corps (1968-1970).  Daniel's letters begin with his training at Parris Island, South Carolina starting in May 1968, and continue through his service.  He spent most of his service years at Camp Pendleton, California, and then, beginning roughly in March of 1969, at an I-Corps ammo dump approximately 10 miles north of Da Nang in Vietnam.  The...

David J. Harrer Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00003
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 70 letters sent by David J. Harrer of the 1st Signal Battalion to his mother, Mrs. Josephine S.Kerr, in Sacremento, California. There is one letter from 1964, possibly sent while Harrer was a Sacramento State College. The majority of the letters were sent beginning in 1969 when Harrer was training at Ft. Lewis in Washington, and continue through his time in the Army, during which he served in Vietnam and traveled extensively around Asia, including Japan, Thailand,...

Fred Pernert Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.162
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of letters written by Fred Pernert of the U.S. Army to his girlfriend and family while stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.  Letters discuss his job, the activity within his Division, a USO performance, Viet Cong attacks, deaths of friends and his friendship with a local Vietnamese family. Letters also show his growing feelings for his girlfriend, Connie Sleamon. A photograph album includes pictures of his buddies and shows the activities around his camp,...

Thomas E. Pugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00005
Scope and Contents The papers of Rev. Thomas E. Pugh, who was the minister of the Williamsburg Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia from 1952-1981. Collection includes both personal and ministerial related material.  Early photograph albums show Pugh's childhood but his correspondence and papers begin with his student days at the University of Richmond in 1940.  He attended Crozer Theological Seminary and Harvard University Chaplain School before becoming an Army Chaplain in 1944.  His first...

Stan Skalski Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00078
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters, 1966-1968, written by Stan Skalski to his fiancee Caren Brereton in Philadelphia. The majority of the letters concern Skalski's basic training as a Private First Class for the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson, Georgia and Fort Gordon, Georgia, and later his airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Skalski describes various training exercises and his overall acclimation to army life, but also writes at length about personal...