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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" from Joseph M. Hines. It was sent from Paris Island Marine Barracks on October 9, 1942 where Joseph Hines was a Marine Corps Private. The letter is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Hines of Toms Brook. This refers to Joseph's parents, Mary and Duval Hines.

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)

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Envelope:

From PVT
Joseph M. Hines
PLT. 831
Recruit Depot Marine Barracks
Paris Island, South Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Hines
Toms Brook
Va
Letter:

Dear Family,
I am sending a few more lines to let you know I’m all right. The guys are playing a mouth harp and all seem happy. I guess I’ll get music I don’t [know?] I like it just fine here and I guess I will get the feel of it all soon. I like both of my DI’s and my corporal the(y) are good fellows. I got my hair all cut off today and have a blister on my foot but I can stand that ok, someday I’ll cause someone else to have them. That’s all folk(s) tell everyone I’ll write soon. 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/11588.