This collection contains correspondence from Navy Lt. Davis Minshew to his friend Leonard Gorin, Jr. written between 1938
and 1949. The correspondence includes Minshew's pre-war occupations and military training and well as his wartime experiences
and post-war jobs. It also contains correspondence to Leonard Gorin, Jr. from Davis Minshew's mother (Missouri Avery), from
his aunt Vera Gorin, from W. R. Lundgren (Bill) and from others identified only by first name, Marty (married to Bill) and
Davis Minshew, son of Thomas E. and Missouri Avery Minshew, was born May 16, 1916 in Teague, TX and died June 27, 1949 in
Houston, TX. During the Second World War Lt. Minshew served on the USS R-14, and commanded the USS Numitor, USS Menominee,
USS Layson Island and USS Abnaki.
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