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This collection contains letters and a funeral card from SSgt. Philip Langerholc and Sgt. Larry Langerholc to their sister Ann Volk during the Second World War.
As given by the donor, who is the daughter of Ann Volk, the sister of both Philip and Larry, "Staff Sgt. Philip Langerholc: Born in Johnstown, PA and graduated from Johnstown High School. He was a marine in World War II and was 19 years old when he was killed in action at Guadal Canal [sic] on September 21, 1943, just 5 days after he sent a letter to my mother. The … letter .. was addressed to my mother, Mrs. John (Ann) Volk, and my dad. It was dated September 16, 1943, and postmarked the next day. A few days later he was killed in action at Guadal Canal [sic] … Sgt. Larry Langerholc: Born in West Newton, PA. He graduated from Johnstown High School, Johnstown, PA. He volunteered for the Army in 1941. He landed in France on VE Day. He spent time in post-war Germany. Upon an honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Johnstown, PA, where he lived for the rest of his life. He married and fathered 4 children… The… letter… was addressed to my mother (his sister), Mrs. John (Ann) Volk. It was dated October 5, 1943. He had recently learned that his brother, Philip, was killed in action in September 1943."
0.08 Linear feet (1 folder)
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