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dc.creatorButler, Lula
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-13T14:19:26Z
dc.date.available2020-04-13T14:19:26Z
dc.date.issued1943-03-21
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/39281
dc.descriptionLetter from Lula Butler to Amon Carter expressing sympathy at the news that his son, Amon, Jr., had been reported missing in action in North Africa.
dc.format.medium5x8 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 17-22) 5 of 11 folder, Item 101
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titleLetter re: Amon Carter, Jr.
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionLamesa, Texas Mch 21, 43 Mr. & Mrs. Amon G. Carter, Ft Worth, Texas Dear friends: I have read of your son being missing in North African area, and I want to express my greatest sympathy for you both. We I know how you must be grieved. I too have a son missing there since Feb 20th. P.F.C. William H. Witt Co. "E" 19th Engineers i have been so grieved and of thinking of the things tehy might be going through. My son is no better than the rest, but I know his 2/ condition for he has a weak lung and was very ill from this trouble only eight years ago, and I fear the hardships and exposure they will have to go through, som of them can't survive unless we can get helpt to them as soon as possible. The Red Cross has been doing wonderful work and I bet you being a publisher can get in contact with the Red Cross so as to find out if our boys are really prisoners. This being a small place it's hard to get any kind of information. My son William has 3/ always written me such cheerful letters since landing there in Nov. with all of the officers. His last letter to me dated Feb 12th stated they were having a hard tim on accounty of weather conditions, but he was fine and in not danger. I also have another son over there in the Med. Bu. I think he was some where near his brother the day he was missing and stated in his letter he was worried about his brother as conditions did not look so rosey there. Although they had never been able to see each other since going across more than 4/ six months ago. I am a widow having one married daughter and these sons. We must not give up hope but to keep praying that our Heavenly Father will comfort them and keep them safe. I wish it possible to write all of these prisoners loved ones to not give up hope, but to have faith that some day they will return home to us. I hope with all my heart we will all be able to hear some good news soon through your Star Telegram I'll (over) be waiting and praying that it may be soon. May God comfort you and all in this dark hour, and keep praying never give up hope. Sincerely a friend Mrs Lula Butler


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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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