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This collection contains correspondence to and from Pvt. Dayle E. Gibson, USA during the Second World War. The letters written by Gibson were sent to Hattie M. Newman. The letters sent to Gibson were written by his friend, Luther Mayers.
Private Dayle Edward Gibson, United States Army (3/12/1925 - 1/5/2000) was born in Zanesville, Ohio and attended Grover Cleveland Middle/High School. He met Hattie M. Newman in the summer of 1942 when she was on vacation in Ohio with her uncle. She lived in Philippi, West Virginia. They maintained correspondence from the time they met and continued after Dayle was drafted into the Army, developing into a serious relationship. According to Hattie, it was expected of young women to write soldiers and she corresponded with several soldiers who were overseas during the war. Dayle was a musician and could play a variety of instruments, including a guitar while serving, according to Hattie.
.08 Linear feet (2 folders)
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