Scope and Contents
This series contains 26 corresondence from John Thursby to his friends Ogden and Agnes Platt between February 1941 and August 1942. He discusses his routine in basic training, from learning how to march to how to shoot a rifle. Thursby was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served under General George Patton. He describes a service he attended on Easter where Patton spoke to the assembled soldiers (Letter dated April 13, 1941). He also mentions listening to a speech given by...
1941 February 25 - 1942 August 9