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Greendorfer (Bernard Stein) Second World War Correspondence
2016.173.w.r  
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Description
This collection contains 12 correspondence of Sgt. Bernard Stein Greendorfer, 233rd General Hospital of the US 10th Army in Okinawa during the Second World War. Greendorfer writes to his parents and his two sisters. The collection also contains one photograph of Greendorfer from 1975 and several uniform pieces including coat, pants, hat, and cap.
Background
Bernard (called Bud by his family and Barney by his wife) was born in San Francisco on December 17, 1910 to William and Mollie. He had two sisters, Lilian and Rhoda. He grew up in S.F. and attended Lowell High School. He volunteered to serve in the US Army during the Second World War despite having an eye impairment that resulted from a chemistry accident in high school. He was in his 30s when he entered the service. He was part of the 233rd General Hospital unit in the 10th army medical corps. He served in Okinawa.
Extent
.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.
Availability
This collection is open for research.