We have a new collection online of letters of a World War II soldier. The Freddie Lindsay, Jr. Letters contains V-mail letters to and from Lindsay, who was stationed in the South Pacific. Most of the letters are to his sweetheart, Helene Phillips, in New Jersey, but there are a few letters from other friends. The letters discuss Lindsay’s work as a chaplian’s assistant, including church services in the jungle. he discusses the many movies and shows that provided entertainment to the soldiers, including seeing a show starring Bob Hope. Helene’s letters provide insight into what it was like at home during the war. The letters end mysteriously in September of 1944, when Freddie, feeling exasperated with Helene for not writing him in a month and a half, vows not to write her any more letters until he hears from her. Did Freddie make it home safely? Did he marry Helene? A small bit of research didn’t provide any answers, but maybe our blog readers can help! If you can find us any information about Freddie or Helene, please let us know!
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