All the letters in this section have been transcribed and are available to read. Follow the dated links below the family photos to view images of each letter followed by a transcription.
After the letters, there is a brief appendix of letters from the Air Force and from friends.
Photos of family members mentioned in the letters from Korea, with a descriptive key below the gallery. Click on each photo for an enlarged view:
- Ruth, Walt, Barbara, and Sib. This is the only photo I have ever seen with me and my father.
- My mother is in the center, next to her sister, Ruby, on the left and her mother on the right. My uncle Howard is at the far left. The boys in the striped shirts are my cousins. This picture was taken before my cousin Audrey was born. My brother and I are on the far right of the group.
- My paternal grandparents, perhaps with my brother.
- My paternal grandmother on the far left with some of her siblings. I think the sister next to her is Aunt Ruth and the one on the right Aunt Dorothy, but I’m kind of guessing. I think the man holding my brother (?) is one of my grandmother’s brothers.
3 May (April) 1951 Contested date: The letter date says April, but the content does not fit in the context of surrounding letters. The postmark is unclear.
4 May (April) 1951 Contested date: The letter date says April, but the content does not fit in the context of surrounding letters. The postmark is clearly in May.