This collection contains correspondence from S1/C John J. "Jack" Thorpe, USN to his sister, Lena and her family during the
Second World War. The collection also includes photographs, military documents, and one obituary. Also included are transcripts
of the letters, provided by the donor.
Seaman First Class John Joseph "Jack" Thorpe, United States Navy (11/27/1919 - 1/6/1992) was born on November 27, 1919 in
Sunnyside, Utah to John Thorpe and Eva Hall.He had four sisters, Mary Jane Thorpe, Hilda Rose Thorpe, Agnes Thorpe, and Lena
Thorpe Wade. He registered for the Navy on July 1, 1941 and was inducted on July 3, 1943. He was honorably discharged on February
24, 1946. He married Joan Wuagneux on June 29, 1948 in Oakland, California. After his service, he served as a bishop of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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