Tag Archives: 1945

Message from a Solider: Lt. R.L. Roudebush

“Dear Glad- Thought this might add to your collection. Letter following Yours, Bob.” This is a pretty basic message, however the interesting thing about this card is that is was postmarked in Okinawa (A.P.O. 902 at the time it was … Continue reading

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Message from a Sailor: Frank Laine

“Dearest Patty: How’s your scrap book coming, dear? I’m afraid I’ve just about run out of pictures but will keep on looking. Love Daddy.” I have several cards from Specialist Frank Laine that he sent to his daughter of Hawaii. … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Margaret Wells

Today is the 71st anniversary of VE Day, when Germany’s surrender was formally accepted by Allied forces.¬†Below is a card I have that describes what VE Day was like while in Europe, and is also a rarer example from my … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Cpl. Jack Hamovitz

This postcard is the steamiest/most scandalous message I have in my collection. I purchased it recently at one of my club meetings. Cpl. Jack Hamovitz sent this card home to his wife in New York. “Sweetest, This scene I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: P.F.C. Dwight Rist

This card that has a printed message about coming home from World War II is the only card of its kind in my collection. P.F.C. Dwight Rist mailed this card from the New York Port of Embarkation home to his … Continue reading

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Marine Color Guard

On this day in 1945, the Marines invaded Iwo Jima, which means Sulfur Island in Japanese. It also just so happens that I finished the book I was reading today, which was about the life of Sergeant John Basilone from … Continue reading

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U.S.S. Indianapolis

I was sitting here thinking about how I wanted to do a post on the book I finished before Christmas, In Harm’s Way, and was wondering how I could tie it to my postcards. Then it dawned on me that … Continue reading

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Congresso della Maldicenza

  This card was mailed by Master Sergeant Harry Weitz to Milady’s Beauty Shop in Newark, New Jersey. Google translated “congresso della maldicenza” as “congress of slander,” a.k.a. gossip. This probably explains why the women are wearing muzzles! Weitz even … Continue reading

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The Drake Hotel

The trip to Chicago for this summer has officially been booked and we will be staying at the Drake Hotel, named after the two brothers who established it, John and Tracy Drake. Guests first arrived inside the Drake on New … Continue reading

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Parris Island, South Carolina

Parris Island, South Carolina is a Marine Corps Recruit Depot North of Hilton Head. Only 3,262 of the 8.095 acres are habitable, with the rest being marsh. The island got it’s name from Colonel Alexander Parris, an Englishman who bought … Continue reading

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