This collection contains a hand-written letter and the envelope it was contained in. It was written by Pvt. Hubert R. Enders
from Camp Kohler, Sacramento, California and received by Elsie M. Brown in Brooklyn, New York. Details in the letter contain
a description of life at Camp Kohler.
The creator, Private Hubert Russell Enders, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on February 21, 1917. After graduating high
school, he worked as an insurance salesman. Just weeks after the American entry into World War II, Enders joined the United
States Army, enlisting Camp Upton, Yaphank, New York, in January 1942. While at Camp Kohler, Enders rose to the rank of Sergeant
and actively worked to bring weightlifting and fitness equipment to the base for the benefit of himself and fellow servicemen.
Enders married the receiver of the letter, Elsie Mildred Brown, on April 23, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York. After the war, Hubert
returned to Connecticut where he spent the next 22 years of his life working for the Aetna Life Insurance Company. He retired
in 1977 as the national marketing director for Aetna and having accrued a total of 42 years of work service with the company.
Elsie acquired a bachelor of arts degree in foreign languages at Hunter College and a master of arts degree in Spanish at
Trinity College of Hartford, Connecticut. The couple settled in Connecticut and had one child, Millicent. Hubert died in 2007,
Elsie in 2014.
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