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dc.creatorWiedermann, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-31T17:35:38Z
dc.date.available2020-03-31T17:35:38Z
dc.date.issued1943-03-15
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/39124
dc.descriptionLetter from Jane to Amon Carter expressing sympathy at the news that his son, Amon Jr., had been reported missing in action in North Africa.
dc.format.medium6.5x10 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 15-16) 4 of 11 folder, Item 039
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titleLetter re: Amon Carter, Jr.
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionMonday A.M. Dear Mr. Carter: I'm sorry to have caused you additional concern- for when I talked to you I didn't have Sidney's letter right with me at the phone, and so any hesitancy in my speech was due only to trying to say it- for I wasn't reading his letter at the time. Sidney's letter was written on that very small message paper_ was a short note. He said, "Certainly feel badly about Amon, Jr. but am hoping for the best. Think he is a prisoner. Keep in touch with his dad & let me know what he hears." "Charlie Summerall was sent home yesterday- pays to be well connected. I'm ready now." "Had my hand bandaged today, it's O.K.- just a scratch & healing nicely"_ & later in the not he added- "Had someone mail my Purple Heart medal & lapel pin. Let me know when you get it." So- maybe the "scratch" on his hand entitled him to that. I've been very tired lately, too - just running on nerves, and since your call last Thursday and worrying about Sidney, too. It's just too much. However, we take what we must. The best way we ca- and hope and pray for everything to com out all right soon. I know words are cheap- and many are meaningless- people mean well, and they can't really understand. Only you and I know the heartache, the torn feeling, but I do know- I feel it- that Amon, Jr. will be all right - our boys will make a real effort to release him. God is good. My thoughts are with you always. We must be brave for the sake of our boys. Lovingly, Jane


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  • Amon G. Carter, Sr. Collection [18704]
    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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