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dc.creatorWestcott, Beatrice F.
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-06T19:04:42Z
dc.date.available2021-05-06T19:04:42Z
dc.date.issued1945-05-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/44900
dc.descriptionLetter from Beatrice F. Westcott to Amon Carter regarding Amon, Jr.'s liberation as a prisoner of war. Enclosing article entitled "Amon Carter's Son Freed, Meets Father."
dc.format.medium6.25x8.25 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 147, POW - Release 2 of 6, Item 068
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.titleLetter re: Amon Carter, Jr.
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcription97 Hillside Avenue. Chatham. New Jersey. May 7, 1945. My dear Mr. Carter It was with the greatest joy that I saw a picture of you and your (?) son in the Sunday editorial of the "N.Y. Times" yesterday. It was an answer to your prayers and those of all the parents of sons everywhere. It is possible that your son and mine are friends. The end of July 1942, the lift for England and the invasion of N. Africa landing at (?) Jan 4th 1943 he was reported missing. He had been on night patrol and while (?) the (?) two of his men war wounded - at dawn he insisted they have him and return tp their Cr. with information concerning the evening. For this he has received the order of the Purple Heart. For this he has received the order of the Purple Heart. I think it should have been accompanied by all the Army (?) - don't you? When they marched for him he couldn't be found. Two (?) from (?) Hospital on (??) I (?) they (?) him surrounded and captured. I haven't given up hope for a(??) and I hope you (?) may have heard some news (??), since your son was captured about the same time and in Tunisia, (?). As you can imagine this means more to me than life itself. I am utterly alone. Two months before my son sailed for England I lost my husband after a three day (?). I think the following is the information you will need - 2nd Lt. John B. (?) Jr. 01286216 Co. E - 18th (?). AP 0 # 1 C/o P.M. New York City. Commanding Officer - Capt. Carl Randall. Thanking you - I am - Sincerely yours - Beatrice F. (?) (Mrs. J. B.)


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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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