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dc.creatorBarron, Gaines J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T17:12:50Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T17:12:50Z
dc.date.issued1943-12-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/38540
dc.descriptionCopy of letter from prisoner of war Lt. Col. Gaines J. Barron to Mrs. Gaines J. Barron with his most recent updates.
dc.format.medium5.75x11 paper
dc.relationAmon G. Carter Papers (MS 014)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph
dc.sourceBox 141, POW - B Miscellaneous 1942-1943 folder, Item 005
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titlePrisoner of war letter
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionDec. 19, 1943. My Dearest One - Sunday again - and how I miss you and long for a letter - but of course I realize that one has not had time to reach me yet - but each week makes it closer. Well, a shipment of clothing finally reached us - so now we all have overcoats, good shoes, heavy underwear - but no trousers were large enough for me - but the ones I was captured in are fairly good and I managed for a pair of British ones - so I will get by O.K. - We also get a weekly issue of Red & Food parcels now - so we feel like we are sitting on top of the world - As much as I hate that it happened, being a P.O.W. is really an experience - Without a doubt, it brings out either the worst or the best that is in a man - There is no halfway - but most of us will come thru O.K. - Don't worry about me - "I'll be back, Darling," - just as I told you I would - So take care of yourself - and be happy that I am alive - (redacted) I wont tell you "Merry X-mas" again for it will be long past when you (illegible) member - I think of you always - Love, Gaines Lt. Col. Gaines J. Barron 3065 Mitluft poste Nach Nord Amerika chg 40 ptgs. (rec'd Fri. Feb 3rd Mrs. Gaines J. Barron 3200 Ethel Ave. Waco Texas United States America


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    The Amon G. Carter Papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and artifacts. The papers document the history of Fort Worth and the Southwest, as well as Carter's personal and business interests.

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