This collection contains correspondence written by Pvt. Frank L. Swede, Jr., USA to his family during the Second World War.
Private Frank L. Swede, Jr., United States Army (11/9/1923 - 1/1/1945) was born in Rosedale, New York to Caroline and Frank
L. Swede, Sr. They then lived in Ridgewood in Long Island, along with his sisters Caroline, referred to in the letters as
"Potsy" (sometimes it looks like "Totsy" or "Lotsy," perhaps playfully intentional), Anna, Lorraine, Katherine, and Barbara,
and brother George. His dad worked as a steam fitter for public works and he worked as a delivery boy for a bakery. At some
point in the early 1940s his parents divorced, as he mentions his mother possibly remarrying in his letters.