6 BROTHERS Documentary

A Story of Hope, Loss, and Perseverance on the Northern Plains

7/15/45

Dear Christian, Shall now attempt to write some words to you again. When I last wrote I wrote to both you and Henry–hadn’t thought that it would be the last time I wrote to him, he thanked me for the letter the last time he wrote home. It was a heavy blow that (?) such a boy was shot and killed by the Germans. Began to have good hope that he would have soon gotten permission to come home when...

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July 8, 1945

Philippine Islands Luzon Island July 8, 1945 Dearest Mother, Father & Brothers; Will write you a few lines again today & let you know I am in the best of health. Sincerely hope & pray you are all the same. Just came back from a wonderful church service. Its great to see what a big difference it is in a real sincere spiritual Chaplain or a more common one. Here were all the boys are...

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July 8, 1945

Watford City, ND July 8, 1945 Dear Christian Received a welcome letter from you on Thursday. Many thanks and will now send a few words in answer. Is good to see that you are healthy, and we are all healthy, which is a lot to be thankful for. We have had enough rain the whole time so everything looks good. On the 3rd of July we got a little hail but it didn’t do much damage on the (field?) here,...

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July 1, 1945

Philippine Islands Luzon Is. July 1, 1945 My Dear Mother, Father & Brothers, Was very glad to get your 2 letters Mom this week. Written June 12th & 18th. Certainly appreciate every letter I get. Am thankful to God that you are all O.K. and carrying on as well as can be expected. How are the crops? Hope you have had plenty of rain. Have you done much haying yet? Am sure you have more than...

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June 24, 1945

Luzon Island June 24, 1945 Dear Mother & all at home; How does this find you all. [sic] Just fine I hope. Was glad to hear from you again this week. Thanks a lot. Please when you can write. [sic] It means a lot to me. I am in good health & doing fine. Have enjoyed some spiritual blessings too. Certainly am glad & thankful for the Chaplain we have been able to hear lately. Heard him...

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June 17, 1945

Philippine Islands Luzon Island June 17, 1945 Dearest Mother Father & all at home. Will write you a few lines again tonight to let you know I am O.K. & with Gods help am able to carry on. I don’t understand how anybody can lose a loved one & be able to carry on without Gods help. That’s most likely the reason people go completely into ruins. Drinking & what-not to hide there...

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