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Yes, we are back again with Letters From War Wednesdays.  Today’s note comes courtesy of Eleanor Kimmell Roubique.  In her book, Home by the Fourth of July, she re-prints the letters of her grandfather,William Francis Kimmell, who served with the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry through the major battles of the Civil War, including Gettysburg and [...]

Today, December 7, is best known as Pearl Harbor Day, and rightfully so.  Sixty-nine years ago today, the Japanese attacked the U.S. Naval installation at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, bringing us officially in to World War II. But December 7 is special for me for another reason.  On December 7 , 1938, just three years before [...]

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