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dc.creatorButler, Lula
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T17:17:24Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T17:17:24Z
dc.date.issued1943-04-28
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/38609
dc.descriptionLetter from Lula Butler to Amon Carter expressing joy at the news that Amon Jr. was safe in a prisoner of war camp and letting Carter know that she had not heard from her own son.
dc.format.medium5x7.75 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 076
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titleLetter re: servicemen
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionLamesa, Texas. April 18, 43 Mr Amon G. Carter Ft Worth, Texas Dear Sir and Friend: Want to thank you for sending me the two articles of your Son. I am a subscriber of your paper, and read them the very day they came out. The reason I have not written you before now is because I was ill for a week and also hoped to get some news of my Son each day since then. I know it must have been a relief to you to know he's still alive even though he's a prisoner of the Germans 2 That's much better than death and I understand they are not treated badly and do have enough of food to keep them alive, and I'm sure the Red Cross will be allowed to go in there soon with food. I am so glad for you as I understand the terrible suspense that you had to go through. Three weeks ago my Sons girl friend wrote me that one of the boys from her home town (New Jersey) who is in my Sons Co and they went across together worte a letter to his mother telling her to call my sons friend and tell her that the reason 3 my Son had not written her was because he's in a hospital He stated he did not know how he was as he had not had a chance to go and see him but for her not to worry he was sure he was alright that if any thing had had happened to him they would have heard of it over there. I had written his Lt. who censored his mail and had an answer from him a couple of days ago. He stated he did not know much about my Son being missing but that he did know he would not be allowed to tell me because of the strict censorship regulations laid down 4 by high headquarters. He stated he understood my feelings and realized my fears. All he could ask me to do was to have faith and be patient He also wrote saying what a fine man and soldier my son was, and undoubtedly still is, and stated his personal equitpment has been sent, or will be sent to me. Now this is all the news I've had of my son but I have never given up hope and I feel when I do get news of him he will also be a prisoner of the Germans. I don't think if its reported he's a prisoner of the Germans that it will come out in any of the Texas papes as my two sons and I lived in Los Angeles, Calif. before they went to the Army, and I came here to be newar my people although I was born in Texas and also all my three children were too I know you have a fine Son and I feel before many more months go by there will be peace all over the world and I hope and pray if its Gods will your Son and my Sons will return home safe. I'll surely try with all my heart to make up for some of the hardships they must be going through. Please excuse the mistakes I've made as I am too nervous to write, but I have wanted to write you how glad I am you had word of your son and I do apprecciate you sending these two articles of your Son and I will keep them to show my sons later. Sincerely Mrs. Lula Butler


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  • Amon G. Carter, Sr. Collection [18659]
    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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