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[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, April 3, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, April 3, 1945, discussing the mail he had received in the last few weeks and that he is keeping a lookout for his friends Bob and Raymond, who are in different stations. Powell writes that he thinks the war will be over soon.
Date: April 3, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, April 11, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his previous letters. He reassures Lena about his younger brother Bob, and that he can take care of himself and he probably will not see any combat.
Date: April 11, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, August 29, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his homesickness and the mail he has received. Powell says there is not much to write about except that he is in good health.
Date: August 29, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, February 9, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, his tiring day and the plentiful cigarettes that are provided to the troops. Powell says he has been getting fewer letters, and he wants everyone to send more.
Date: February 9, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, January 8, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, apologizing for not writing for a while. He says he has been very busy and has not had much time. There is a paragraph towards the end that has been removed.
Date: January 8, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, January 23, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing how he hasn't heard from some of his friends for some weeks now. He writes that he has not heard from his dad and does not believe that he is writing.
Date: January 23, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, July 4, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his dad's good health. Beal hopes to see his brother Dale soon but is uncertain that he will.
Date: July 4, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, July 16]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his discontent towards Evelyn for not taking proper care of her son Billy while her husband Dale is away. Powell thinks the war may be over soon.
Date: 194u-07-16
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, July 28, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his concern with the prospect of invading Japan. Powell writes that many American soldiers will be killed if this happens. He writes that it is difficult to try to meet some of his friends in different outfits because they are difficult to find.
Date: July 28, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, June 27, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing how he worries about his dad who is in the hospital. Powell is looking forward to going home in six months and he looks forward to drinking with his friend James.
Date: June 27, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, March 7, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, March 7, 1945, discussing what to do about their taxes and the deed to their house. Powell also writes that he gets depressed when he does not get mail for a week or more.
Date: March 7, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, May 12, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his homesickness and the letters he has received. Powell writes he is in love with Dona and cannot wait to be back home with her.
Date: May 12, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, May 18, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing how happy he is that Dale was moved out of New Guinea. He says the war should be over soon and he will be able to go home after six months.
Date: May 18, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, May 29]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his plans to see Dale. He says Day Skinner is also in the Philippines. Powell is sad to find out his dad is in ailing health.
Date: 194u-05-29
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, November 3, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing the heat in Asia and that he seems older than the other soldiers. Powell complains that there are several ways to lose the mail so he is not surprised he has not received mail from Dale.
Date: November 3, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, November 9, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his possible stationing in the Philippines. Powell asks about Aubrey and says he received a V mail from Daisy.
Date: November 9, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, November 17, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing a letter from Dale and that he is in good health. Powell asks about Aubrey and says he is ready to get out of the intense heat.
Date: November 17, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, November 19, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his distaste for the army. Powell suggests that is it better to voluntarily enlist into the military rather than waiting to be drafted. Powell also discusses his discontent for the current political climate in Texas and the recent election.
Date: November 19, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, November 28, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discusses that he is leaving New Guinea and is not on a fighting ship. Powell is homesick and talks of wanting fresh meat and eggs as opposed to the heavily processed food he has to eat. Powell also shows his discontent for the 4F and wonders if they will be caught.
Date: November 28, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, October 3, 1944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing the mail he has received and his reassurance that Dale is healthy, though he has not heard from him. Powell is also unhappy with Lena for joining the WAE.
Date: October 3, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, October 21, 2944]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing the mail he had received. Powell says that he is still waiting to hear back from his dad.
Date: October 22, 1944
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum