Editor’s note: this will be a visitor post from Kyle Schaeffer.
In 1942 my grandfather, Peter Stoppi, a new guy of 29 yrs old, joined up with the military to fight the Nazis during World War II. Like lots of men their age, he put aside friends and family to provide their nation. However when Peter boarded their army motorboat to European countries, he ended up beingn’t simply lacking their mom and buddies. He had been lacking a brand name brand new gf since well.
The main mode of contact home for a soldier into the 1940s had been, needless to say, the written page, and throughout the next 36 months, my grandfather had written a 294-page history book’s worth of letters house towards the woman that would sooner or later be their spouse.