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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, 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 Joseph M. Williamson to PFC Billy J. Nolen, July 18, 1945]

Description: Letter from Joseph M. Williamson to PFC Billy J. Nolen, on July 18, 1945, thanking him for his service that helped to win a battle and the war. Williamson regrets that medals are given only to the spectacular, and offers his gratitude in place of a medal for enduring monotony.
Date: July 18, 1945
Creator: Williamson, Joseph M.
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