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dc.creatorCrookes, Harold
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T17:32:47Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T17:32:47Z
dc.date.issued1943-03-14
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/39075
dc.descriptionLetter from Harry Crookes to Amon Carter expressing sympathy at the news that his son, Amon Jr., had been reported missing in action in North Africa.
dc.format.medium6x8 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 - Capture (March 13-14) 3 of 11 folder, Item 068
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titleLetter re: Amon Carter, Jr.
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionMarch 14, 1943 Dear Mr. Carter, The papers carry an item saying that Amon Jr. is missing in action. I am unable to express in words how distressed I am and how I feel for you. The best I can do is join you in a fervent prayer that he is safe and well as a prisoner of war. Senator Herring's boy, Clyde, Jr, is missing in the same action. It might be some consolation to know that Herring was told that the number of dead, all identified, was 57- wounded 172 and missing over 2000. The missing are presumed to be prisoners of war and in Italian camps. This is small consolation but at least it engenders hope. Sometime in the near future I hope to see you and tell you in person just how unhappy I am that this tragedy should come to you who have dedicated your existance to the aid and betterment of others. Sincerely, Harry Crookes


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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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