This collection contains an assortment of letters written during the Persian Gulf War and the Second World War that were donated
by Willard and Jo Thompson. The Persian Gulf War correspondence includes 16 letters that Master Gunnery Sergeant Terry Summers
wrote to Jo Thompson while he served with the Marines in Bahrain during the Persian Gulf War. The Second World War correspondence
consists of transcribed letters that were written by Marine Lieutenant Durand R. Miller, father of Jo Thompson, and describe
the Battle of Iwo Jima.
According to information provided by the donor, Lieutenant Durand R. Miller, United States Marine Corps (b. 11/1922) was born
in New York and raised on Long Island. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1944 and attended
Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. A story in the April 26, 1945 edition of the Nassau Daily Review-Star says
Miller also had a brother, Burton F. Miller, who served in the army air forces.
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