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This collection contains correspondence from PFC Walter L. Schellhorn, USA to a Miss Jean Heiney during the Vietnam War. Ms. Heiney had collaborated with other women to send a Christmas package to soldiers they did not know and PFC Schellhorn responded with thanks.
Private First Class Walter Ludwig Schellhorn, United States Army (b. 7/3/1947) was born in Wuerzburg, West Germany. He moved to the United States at 18 years old and lived in Chicago, Illinois working as an interior designer for eighteen months before he was drafted May 14, 1967. He served in Vietnam as part of 1st Platoon Company E, 26th Engineering Battalion, United States Army and described his time overseas as relatively safe. According to Ancestry.com, he lived in Chicago in 1992, though there is no further information.
.08 Linear feet (1 folder)
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