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"Dear Family" Letter

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Title

"Dear Family" Letter

Subject

Hines, Joseph M. (1923-1969)
Toms Brook (Va)
World War (1939-1945)

Description

Letter to "Dear Family (Mother Dad & Emma)" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks on October 6 1942 where Joseph was a USMC recruit. His mother and father were Mary and Duval Hines of Toms Brook. Emma was his sister.

Creator

Joseph M. Hines

Source

Folder 1.2: Letters to Duval and Mary Hines from Joseph Hines, Parris Island South Carolina, December 1941-December 1942, Joseph M. Hines Collection, 1941-1945, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia, USA.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

October 6, 1942

Contributor

Susan Hines

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Text

Envelope:

Pvt. Joseph M. Hines
Platoon 831
Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks
Paris Island, South Carolina

Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Hines
Toms Brook
Va.
Letter:

I haven’t much time so I’ll just send a few lines. So far I like it fine the food’s not bad and I haven’t any complaints, tomorrow I lose my hair ain’t that fierce? Tell everyone I’ll have plenty of time later to write but not now. I got my uniform and first taste of drill today and it’s not too bad will write a lot more when I get time. I have to [illegible] and clean my rifle now. Love Joe

Original Format

Envelope and Letter

Citation

Joseph M. Hines , “"Dear Family" Letter,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11587.