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dc.creatorSutherlin, George Hawes
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-11T19:01:26Z
dc.date.available2021-06-11T19:01:26Z
dc.date.issued1944-04-20
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/46968
dc.descriptionLetter from Lt. Col. George Hawes Sutherlin to Amon Carter regarding recent updates on the prisoners of war.
dc.format.medium8x10 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 148, POW S Misc 1944, Item 043
dc.subjectPrisoners of war
dc.subjectCarter, Amon G., Jr.
dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.titleLetter re: prisoner of war
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionIn England G-4 Division Supreme Headquarters AEF APO 757, New York City April 20, 1944 Dear Mr. Carter, I received a letter from you about three weeks ago. It had certainly covered a lot of territory and water to reach me. I was very happy to hear from you and know that Amon Jr. is ok. I rather imagine he can take care of himself very well under any condition. Very likely he is a big dog or something in his camp. It was remarkable how few were hurt in the mess we were and thru that February 14 - 28. A very again 2 weeks. Thank God we got in a few very telling licks during those two weeks or we would likely still be fighting in Africa. Then during latter part of March and the first of April the Bn made jury pay dearly for his mean tactics on us in Feb. I assure you they paid at least 10 for 1 against what they had done to us. I have remained in touch with the battalion since I left it last June but the last information is about 5 weeks old at which time there were only 15 of the original 40 officers left in it. Ten left with Amon if you remember, but only one was killed. That was Captain Rogers. Will tell you my travels so you know where I've been so that you will know how hard it was for you letter to reach me. left the battalion in May and went to Division, then June went to AFHQ in Africa, in the g4 section, and from there in February this year to my present station. On the10th I got off a boat at the berth just behind the one where I last saw you. It would have been just great if Amon junior could have been wi5th me and you waiting to meet us as you left that day. I cannot write Amon but you can tell him I think of him after and have every hope of seeing him before he hoes home. We only hope that in not very far future. It just can't be if we are ever going to get this thing over with. Thanks for your wonderful thoughtfulness of sending me a package. It is a grand to know how busy people can remember just folks. The package did not reach me but that is immaterial because I know the thoughts that were behind it which is really what counts in this world of sympathetic understanding. Thanks again, and may we all see your family reunited very soon. as ever, George.


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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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