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This collection contains one letter from 2nd Lt. James B. "Jay" Saum, USA to his cousin Lina Mae "Bean" Saum shortly after the Second World War. The letter was written on Nazi letterhead from Munich at what he refers to as "Hitler's own private apartment house."
Lieutenant Colonel James Baines "Jay" Saum, United States Army (12/17/1920 - 9/28/2009) was born in Washington, D.C. to Hugh Harris Saum and Elizabeth "Betty" Baines Saum, along with two older brothers Hugh Jr. and Robert W. He was a six foot tall student at the University of Maryland when he filled out his draft registration card on February 16 and enlisted May 19, 1942 in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was able to graduate in 1943 and earned a promotion to second lieutenant on May 4, 1944. He served overseas during the war in the infantry and field artillery and stayed with occupation forces in Germany, earning first lieutenant in December 1946.
0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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