This collection contains correspondence from Lieutenant Davis Minshew, United States Navy, 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 Connie.
Lieutenant Davis Minshew, United States Navy (5/16/1916 - 6/27/1949) was born to Thomas E. and Missouri Avery Minshew in Teague,
Texas. 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. He passed away for unknown reasons at the age of 33 in Houston, Texas.
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