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RichardPac
06-11-2012, 12:44 AM
My sister and I discovered a cache of letters written to my grandfather during WWII shortly after his passing. THey sat in a shoebox for quite awhile and then as a gift to my mother, my sister read each letter and put them in chronological order. It turns out they read very much like a novel. What makes the collection unique is that these are all letters written to him from his fiancÚ, his mother, father and even his brother. You can tell what George is up to from the context of each of the letters. You can tell how George and Grace struggle to hold on to one another via a long distance relationship and you'll quickly see that his parents simply don't agree with his marrying Grace. I invite you to check out the series entitled "Hey! Soldier" at the link below. I am still in the process of transcribing the cache of letters, but plan on doing at least a few a week. I'm open to suggestions and feedback, but feel like their story is one I need to share with the world:

http://richardpac.hubpages.com/hub/Hey-Soldier-Introduction-Letters-To-And-From-A-World-War-II-Soldier-George-Lutz

Each letter has a "Navigation" section so you can easily flip through each letter in order. In addition, Hey! Soldier is also on Facebook. Please feel free to share your thought with me on this series:

http://www.facebook.com/heysoldier

RichardPac
06-21-2012, 08:47 AM
I haven't seemed to get much feedback on this letter series do you think it's worth it to keep transcribing them?



My sister and I discovered a cache of letters written to my grandfather during WWII shortly after his passing. THey sat in a shoebox for quite awhile and then as a gift to my mother, my sister read each letter and put them in chronological order. It turns out they read very much like a novel. What makes the collection unique is that these are all letters written to him from his fiancÚ, his mother, father and even his brother. You can tell what George is up to from the context of each of the letters. You can tell how George and Grace struggle to hold on to one another via a long distance relationship and you'll quickly see that his parents simply don't agree with his marrying Grace. I invite you to check out the series entitled "Hey! Soldier" at the link below. I am still in the process of transcribing the cache of letters, but plan on doing at least a few a week. I'm open to suggestions and feedback, but feel like their story is one I need to share with the world:

http://richardpac.hubpages.com/hub/Hey-Soldier-Introduction-Letters-To-And-From-A-World-War-II-Soldier-George-Lutz

Each letter has a "Navigation" section so you can easily flip through each letter in order. In addition, Hey! Soldier is also on Facebook. Please feel free to share your thought with me on this series:

http://www.facebook.com/heysoldier

tankgeezer
06-21-2012, 10:36 AM
Making actual history available to those who have an interest in it is never a wasted effort. Things do not always take off right away, so keep at it, and you may find that in time, your efforts will be rewarded, and another piece of history will be illuminated for humanity.

RichardPac
06-26-2012, 08:16 AM
I have decided to keep going with the Hey! Soldier series of letters and have just updated the series with a few Greeting Cards that my grandfather received for Easter back in 1942!

http://richardpac.hubpages.com/hub/Hey-Soldier-George-Lutz-Receives-Easter-Cards-April-1st-2nd-1942

Jacobaee
07-31-2012, 05:22 AM
My sister and I discovered a cache of letters written to my grandfather during WWII shortly after his passing. THey sat in a shoebox for quite awhile and then as a gift to my mother, my sister read each letter and put them in chronological order. It turns out t

Rising Sun*
02-06-2013, 07:53 AM
You have posted the same question in several topics. They all come from the first few lines in this old topic.
http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-9402.html

Against my better judgment, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt you don't deserve as a scammer trying to get enough posts to start posting crap here but, just remotely possibly, might be a serious enquirer.

One more post from you that doesn't contribute anything to this forum and you're gone.

Moderators are watching you.

flamethrowerguy
02-06-2013, 07:55 AM
Sorry, mate, I banned this spammer from Pakistan while you were admonishing him/it.

No need to apologise.

The ***** had it coming.

I just lack your ruthless Teutonic efficiency. ;) :)