Archive for the ‘Virgil Winebrenner’ Category

Hump day, and time again for Letters From War Wednesday.  This note from World War I, dated December 8, 1917, comes from the grieving parents, AJ and Ella, of Virgil Winebrenner, killed by an enemy bullet in the trenches of France.  The letter was addressed to the community and printed in a local newspaper. “We [...]

Hump day again, and time for our weekly feature, Letters From War Wednesdays.  The History Junkie just doesn’t see enough out there on WWI.  So let’s again take a look back at the Great War. Merriam, Indiana soldier, Virgil Winebrenner enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1916.  He was assigned to Company K, 18th [...]

I don’t know about you all, but the History Junkie is still very much in holiday spirits.  Accordingly, for LFWW, let’s feature another Christmas letter. This offering comes to us from Indiana doughboy, Jesse Winebrenner, serving occupational duties in France.  The letter, addressed to his mother and dated December 24, 1918, was written just a [...]

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