This collection contains seven V-Mail from Pvt. Calvin C. Lungren, USA to his brother and parents during the Second World
War. Also included is one Western Union Telegram informing his parents of his injuries in France.
Private Calvin Coolige Lungren, United States Army (9/2/1925 - 9/21/2019) was born in Stet, Missouri to Oscar John and Lottie
M. Lungren. Calvin was the second youngest of five brothers, including Maurice, Donald (1920-1930), Woodward, and Raymond.
He attended Stet High School and worked with his father on their farm before he was registered for the draft on September
2, 1943. He joined the Army on October 26, 1943 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and attended basic training at Camp Blanding,
Florida and further training at Camp Meade and Camp Myles Standish. He left the US on May 3, 1944 and reached England before
arriving in France and joining Company F, 357th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division on June 23. He continued to serve in France
until he was wounded on October 7, 1944 near Metz, France and recieved the Purple Heart.