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Dear Sailor

Soon after Pearl Harbor, Robert Parks, my 14-year-old brother, wrote from our home in Racine, Wisconsin, to our Uncle, Merrill Douglas Ingram, who was an airplane mechanic on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier.


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5 Responses to Dear Sailor

  1. Darci Frostick June 20, 2017 at 9:57 AM #

    This letter is awesome!!! Glad it was preserved to share!!

  2. Gary E Dougherty June 20, 2017 at 11:14 AM #

    That letter was probably read slowly and deliberately like it was written and mailed ..
    I love reading “old letters” from Military personnel from WW2 ..

    We have some of dad’s and my uncles too ..

    My dad wrote my mother while he was in the Pacific … every day! One day – his day was too full – had extra guard duty or something .. and his buddy said “Vernon, I will write to Bernice for you” .. and he did !!
    Lots of heartache in war – but many heartwarming stories too ..

    Thanks for the article . true blue .. love it !!

  3. Donald Ingram June 20, 2017 at 8:52 PM #

    Glad to be in the company of that noisy kid. Keep it up, DW.

  4. Nancy Ragatz June 21, 2017 at 9:06 AM #

    Loved reading this. For a 14 year old kid he wrote amazingly well! And his handwriting is great too. My grandkids that age don’t write nearly as well!

    • Dave Parks June 21, 2017 at 9:22 AM #

      Yes, Nancy. My sentiments, too.

      When I pulled this letter out of my Keepsakes File I thought, “He already sounds like a reporter.”

      Bob went on to write for a newspaper in Sandusky, Michigan.

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