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dc.creatorFender, Howard M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-13T14:33:09Z
dc.date.available2020-04-13T14:33:09Z
dc.date.issued1943-04-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/39452
dc.descriptionLetter from Howard M. Fender to Amon Carter expressing sympathy at the news that his son, Amon, Jr., had been reported missing in action in North Africa.
dc.format.medium6.5x9.75 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 - Capture (April 1-11) 7 of 11 folder, Item 038
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titleLetter re: Amon Carter, Jr.
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionDel Rio, Texas April 6, 1943 Dear Mr. Carter, Because I am down here almost in Mexico, news reaches me a bit later than most people. Consequently it was only when my father and my mother came down here for a visit this past week end that I learned of the misfortune that has befallen your son and my very dear friend, Amon, Jr. The shock of the report was somewhat lessened by the fact that he is "missing in action," because that leaves the strong possibility and high probability that he is alive in the hands of the enemy. And the picture is somewhat further birghened by the fact that it is probably the Italians who hold him. They are certainly far and away the most humane of the Axis nations. I realize that written words are little help in times of sorroy. But I want you to know how deeply I feel for both you and Amon, Jr. I assure yout that my contemporaries and I are doing our best to end this terrible conflict. And this unhappy circumstance gives me a personal incentive to increase my efforts even further to bring peace to the world, in hopes that it may also bring your son back home to you. Very Sincerely, Howard M. Fender


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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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