Message from a Soldier: Sargent Kenneth J. Hawkins

This postcard was sent from Sargent Kenneth J. Hawkins, serving in the U.S. Army on May 4, 1945.

“Hi Kids: Am in Chicago for a couple hours. Have been to Clinton Iowa again. Sure wish I could make it home once. Breakfast just over had eggs, bacon, toast, tom juice, jam & coffee. How’s things around the old (berg?) Looks like Germany is about through but a long time with Japs yet. Afraid I’ll be going boating before long. How’s Betts and Ruth. Love, Kenneth.”

This was sent to Mr. Merrill Thompson in New Market, Iowa. 4 days after this was sent, on May 8, 1945 was V-E Day, which stands for Victory in Europe day. Then, Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945.

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2 Responses to Message from a Soldier: Sargent Kenneth J. Hawkins

  1. Erin Picone says:

    Do you remember where you found this postcard?
    –Erin

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