This collection contains correspondence to and from Capt. Christopher Smith, USA during the Second World War. The collection
also includes photographs and ephemera, as well as a code key letter written at the time for the family to be able to avoid
Captain Christopher Smith, United States Army (1917-2002) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family soon moved to
Atlantic City, New Jersey where they lived until he was 17 years old. After his father died, his mother remarried and they
moved to Washington D.C. His letters are addressed to his mother, Mary, and step-father, Edwin, as well as his maternal grandparents
Curt and Carrie Cratzer. He lived in Bari, Italy and Tunis during his service. He attended Officers Candidate School at Duke
University in Durham, North Carolina. He was assigned to Fort Benjamin Harison in Fort Wayne, Indiana and spent some time
in Texas before deploying to Europe.
2 Linear Feet
(4 document boxes)
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