Letter from Jerome Epstein, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Epstein, dated December 2, 1945





Letter from Jerome Epstein, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Epstein, dated December 2, 1945


Epstein, Jerome, Jr.


Letter written by Jerome Epstein, Jr. while serving at Memphis, TN after World War II discussing Chanukah, Army life, and family and hometown news.



2 pages


World War, 1939-1945



Jerome Epstein Papers #C0262, Box 1 Folder 5


George Mason University Libraries


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Dec. 2, 1945
Dear Mother and Dad,
It was good to talk to you yesterday. However, I’m afraid I didn’t have much news to tell you. Once one gets settled, life in the Army goes on in a steady and regular pace with little deviation.
I was surprised to learn that Chanukah comes so early this year. It usually falls during Christmas week, doesn’t it?
I am at the USO now, having just come from the movies. Saw Alice Faye in “Fallen Angel.” In the past few days I have also seen “What Next, Corporal Hargrove” and “Too Young to Know,” – both excellent comedies.
I understand the discharge score is now 50 points or 3 ½ years of service. I figure I will be in about 4 more months yet. However, they could possibly speed things up, but

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I’m not counting on it.
It is certainly a terrible thing about Mildred Altschul. The certainty of something like like [sic] is so horrible. Man has a long way to go in medicine. Has she ever been told the truth about the supposed operation?
I wasn’t too surprised to hear about Elizabeth and Sam, Jr.
The Navy has taken over the town tonight. Everything is jammed.
Glad to hear I made some buys in Italy. It was a wonderful experience. I’m glad I had it now.
Not much else to write about. Love to both of you.
Jerome, Jr.

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