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Finding aid for the Harold Martinez correspondence 6074
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Box 1, folder 1

Martinez to George 1942 January 23

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez, letter is addressed to his brother George. It is the first time in two weeks that Martinez has been able to respond to letters. He mentions to his brother that he probably heard about the incident on television and that the fighting was heavy. He informs his brother that he had a white Christmas as well as New Year. Martinez goes on and continues to describe his experiences.
Box 1, Folder 2

Martinez to George 1944 June 12

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter written by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez during World War II. Letter was addressed to his brother, George. Martinez writes about his experiences as a tank driver. He mentions that he got back from the bivouac after being out there for two weeks.
Box 1, folder 3

Martinez to George 1944 July 4

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother, George. Martinez starts off by saying that he was happy to hear that he was able to visit his mother even if it was the day after her birthday. Martinez gives his brother bad news that the division is breaking up. He tells his brother that they are wearing their second battle star.
Box 1, Folder 4

Martinez to George 1944 September 8

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter written by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George, which he addresses as "Geo". He explains to him that he had not been writing to him because he had left home without his address and could not remember it. He writes that he is getting along very well with the other guys. He asks his brother about his mother. In addition, Martinez mentions that the day in which he wrote the letter, marked his one year anniversary of joining the army.
Box 1, folder 5

Martinez to Mother 1944 October 3

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier during World War II. He informs his mother that he is finally on land and that he has not sent her any letters due to his laziness. He tells his mother that he received a letter from George and Ophelia. He describes the land he is on as being similar to Miami, bare and with hills. Martinez closes his letter with good wishes for everyone back home.
Box 1, Folder 6

Martinez to George 1944 October 6

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican American soldier, Harold Martinez during World War II. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez writes that he has received a letter from his mother, and that he hears that she has settled in California. Martinez lets his brother know that he will send him $5.00 for his birthday. He bids his brother farewell and tells him his next trip will be interesting.
Box 1, folder 19

Martinez to George 1946 January 9

Scope and Contents

Item is a typed letter written by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez starts off by congratulating his brother for being discharged and being sent back home. He says that he is very happy for him, but that he is also a bit envious because he really wants to return home. Martinez is a bit upset and writes that no one in the army cares about the soldiers once the fight is over.
Box 1, folder 20

Martinez from George 1946 February

Scope and Contents

Item is a typed letter from Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez tells his brother that the weather has been changing constantly from rainy to windy. Martinez explains to his brother that soldiers do not speak in terms of money but cigarettes and candy. Martinez complains a bit about the food that they are fed, and says he doesn't know where they get it. He ends his letter by saying that he has not heard back from their mother but that he assumes she is doing well.
Box 1, folder 22

Martinez to Mother 1946 March 17

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his mother. Martinez starts off his letter by telling his mother that he has a new address but that he has no word of when he will be back home. He says that he was transferred but doesn't have an idea of his exact location. Martinez believes that the town was once a resort town before the war.
Box 1, folder 23

Martinez to Mother 1946 June 26

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his mother. Martinez informs his mother that he received both of the packages that she sent as well as her letter. He tells his mom that he is in Tucson and that everything is okay. He says that he will find out about going to school, but that he is unsure of what he wants to study.
Box 1, folder 24

Pat Norbert to Bertha Martinez

Scope and Contents

Item is a copy of a handwritten letter from Pat Norbert Gottsegen, addressed to Mrs. Bertha Martinez. He tells Martinez's mother that he is a friend of Harold's and that he would like to get back in contact with him. He asks Harold's mom to please give him his updated address.
Box 1, folder 7

Martinez to George 1944 November 9

Scope and Contents

Item was a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez tells George about his trip to New York City and says that "it's alright" for a big city.
Box 1, folder 8

Martinez to George 1944 December 7

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. He informs his brother that he is in France. He states that he is part of the 7th Army. He tells his brother that he is now an owner of a German rifle. He says that his grandmother is the only person who he has heard from. Martinez ends his letter because someone was waiting for their turn to use the writing table.
Box 1, folder 14

Martinez to George 1945 August 22

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez lets his brother know that he received two letters from him. He explains to his brother that he is still continuing with training. He says that if he can manage to get a camera and film, he will send some photographs of the scenery. Martinez tells his brother that there will be a show, and says the good thing about Red Cross is that they always have something planned for soldiers. Martinez goes on to tell his brother that he climbed to the highest peak of a mountain. He ends his letter by telling his brother that the weather was acting up and that he must wake up early to wake up the division.
Box 1, folder 29

Martinez to George August 6

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez thanks his brother for sending a photograph of Ophelia. He tells his brother that he doesn't have any pictures of him other than the one that he stole from his mother before leaving. He says that he will try to get his hands on a camera and send him a photograph of himself. He tells his brother that the following week they will go out on bivouac and maneuvers.
Box 1, folder 17

Martinez to Mother 1945 October 8

Scope and Contents

Item is a typed letter written by Mexican American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his mother. Martinez starts off his letter by reminding her that it is his birthday. He tells his mother that the weather has gotten much better, and that the snow began to melt. Martinez tells her that everyone is talking about and betting on the World Series. Martinez hopes that his luck will change, and that he will be able to go back home soon.
Box 1, Folder 18

Martinez to Mother 1945 November 24

Scope and Contents

Item is a typed letter by Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. The letter is addressed to his mother. Martinez starts off his letter by telling his brother that he does not like the way that things are going. He says he cannot picture himself being in the infantry having only seen the tanks. Martinez tells his mother that he met her old friend, Clemente Moreno the pachuco. Martinez apologizes to his mother for the short letter but tells her he must get some rest if he is to wake up at 5AM.
Box 1

Martinez to Mother 1944 October 3

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by
Box 1, folder 9

Martinez to George 1945 January 30

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George.
Box 1, folder 21

Martinez to Mother 1946 February 7

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. The letter is addressed to his mother.
Box 1

Martinez to Mother 1944 October 3

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by
Box 1, folder 10

Martinez to George 1945 February 4

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez writes about the war in his letter and tells his brother what is going on in the battlefield.
Box 1, folder 11

Martinez to George 1945 April 28

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. The letter was addressed to his brother George. Martinez starts his letter by wishing his brother good health because he had received news that he had been in the hospital. Martinez explained to his brother that he had been kept busy.
Box 1, folder 25

Martinez to George June 15

Scope and Contents

Item is a hand written letter by Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George.
Box 1, folder 12

Martinez to Eva 1945 June 3

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to Eva. Martinez starts his letter by saying that it has been a long time and that she probably finds it odd that he is writing to her. He says that the best news is that the war in Europe ended. Martinez says he was sent to the hospital in Paris and that the nurses treated him very well. Martinez goes on to write about his experiences in Germany and Paris. He closes the letter by telling her to write when she has spare time.
Box 1, folder 26

Martinez to George July 18

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter written by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez writes to his brother that he doesn't like the place in which he is living in because it is too dirty and messy. Harold goes on, and gives his brother an updated address for letters.
Box 1, folder 13

Martinez to George 1945 August 17

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez writes that he has relocated and is surrounded by mountains. He says the town is decently sized and that the Red Cross has been very nice to everyone. Martinez tells his brother that he was promoted up a rank and that he gets paid more. Martinez tells his brother that he is glad that the war ended.
Box 1, folder 27

Martinez to George July 24

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. He tells his brother that he will write him several letters on the days in which he has spare time after his classes. He writes that he will go through a second basic training that's needed to go to the Pacific. He writes that the only form of entertainment is a river. Martinez mentions that most of the guys are out of cigarettes and that they are smoking out of pipes. He tells his brother that he wanted to visit Munich to see the Jack Benny show but that he decided not to. Martinez goes on to talk about a few other experiences and closes his letter.
Box 1, folder 15

Martinez to George 1945 August 30

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez tells his brother that the men from the 14th Division were sent home and that it hurt to see them leave without everyone else. He tells George that he really hopes that they change his ranking soon. He tells his brother that he received the picture of their mother and that she looks great.
Box 1, folder 28

Martinez to George July 25

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter from Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. Letter is addressed to his brother George. Martinez says that he received most of his brother’s letters and said he might as well respond beforehand. Martinez tells his brother that he received news that he would remain until January. Martinez writes that they will move out for training and maneuvers the following week.
Box 1, Folder 16

Martinez to George 1945 September 23

Scope and Contents

Item is a handwritten letter by Mexican-American soldier, Harold Martinez. The letter was addressed to his brother George. Martinez starts of his letter by telling his brother that he has a new address. He expresses his frustration because his mail has been delayed and hasn't heard from anyone in a month. He writes that they will move to their new location, either Wasserburg or Bad-Reichenhall. He says that he would be happy in either, seeing that they both have Red Cross clubs. Martinez tells his brother that he is close to getting a new stripe. He ends his letter by telling George that all is well and better than expected.