By Andrew Carroll

In 1998, Andrew Carroll based the Legacy undertaking, with the aim of remembering americans who've served their state and holding their letters for posterity. considering then, over 50,000 letters have poured in from round the kingdom. approximately 2 hundred of them contain this notable assortment — together with never-before-published letters that seem within the new afterword.
Here are letters from the Civil warfare, global conflict I, global struggle II, Korea, the chilly struggle, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf warfare, Somalia, and Bosnia — dramatic eyewitness bills from front traces, poignant expressions of affection for relations and state, insightful reflections at the nature of battle. Amid the voices of universal infantrymen, marines, airmen, sailors, nurses, reporters, spies, and chaplains are letters by way of such mythical figures as Gen. William T. Sherman, Clara Barton, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernie Pyle, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Julia baby, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, and Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. accrued in War Letters, they're an superb ancient list, a robust tribute to those that fought, and a party of the long-lasting energy of letters.

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MAGNET Force started with little notice. An advance party under Col. Edward H. Heavey left New York secretly on 6 January 1942; with it was Lt. Col. Donald B. Adams, the V Corps engineer. The party sailed from Halifax on a Norwegian ship and reached Scotland on the nineteenth. Colonel Adams and the other officers went to London for a week of briefing, and the rest of the party moved on to Belfast. A brigadier of the Royal Engineers guided Adams almost from the day he reached Northern Ireland, acquainting him with Brit24 Ltr, Adams to Chancy, 15 May 42, Engr files, NIBS.

1 OCE Rpts to CG, EUCOM Engr files; OCE ETOUSA Hist Rpt 1, Organization, Administration, and Personnel, app. 25; Memo, Harwood for Barnes, 15 Sep 42, 316 Office Methods, EUCOM Engr files. 57 Memo, Barnes for Moore, 10 Jul 42; Incl, Appreciation of ROUNDUP w/Memo; Memo, Lord for Moore, 2 Nov 42, SOS and OCE Organization, OCE ETOUSA Hist Records. planning, wanted to continue stockpiling standardized supplies to be used by British and American forces. In one case they tried to obtain a particular item of petroleum, oil, and lubricants (POL) equipment from the United States, but because of the new American policy they had to continue manufacturing and using their own prod58 uct.

On 14 May Marshall sent dards that seemed to the British entirely a directive to Chaney stipulating that adequate. Another problem concerned the organization of the theater SOS was airfield specifications and materials. to parallel that of the SOS recently These differences surfaced when the formed under Lt. Gen. Brehon B. British turned over their own accom- Somervell in the United States and was modations to American forces and drew to be given far broader powers than up plans for new structures.

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