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Daniel A. Himes Persian Gulf War correspondence

 Collection — Box: Gulf War 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: 2017-131-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three correspondence written by Daniel A. Himes, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, to his aunt and uncle, Martha and Bob Himes, during the Persian Gulf War.

The letters focus on Himes's daily activities and inquiries about his family members' lives. His daily activities include military training, and sending and receiving mail. He briefly wrote about the flies (insect) of Saudi Arabia in a joking manner. There is a mention of Himes' friend's mom starting a military support group, and as a result of giving his name and address to the support group, Himes started receiving letters almost daily.

In his letters, he shows appreciation to his aunt and uncle for consistently sending him mail and care packages. Himes wrote in his third letter that he owes his aunt and uncle dinner for sending him a care package that helped him with some stomach problems caused by M.R.E's. He wrote "What your package did for my stomach your letters do to my heart." Also in the collection is a page of two photocopied photographs of Himes.


  • Majority of material found within 1990 September 19 - 1990 December 2

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains correspondence written by servbice member Daniel A. Himes, U.S. Army, his to aunt and uncle, Martha and Bob Himes, during the Persian Gulf War.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Martha H. Himes

Finding Aid for the Daniel A. Himes Persian Gulf War correspondence
John Encarnacion
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States