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  • World War II Servicemen's Correspondence Collection, 1941-1945

Letter from Ted Ballam, 1942

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Ballam, Ted
Ballam explains that he joined the navy after being released from the California National Guard (251st Coast Artillery). He comments on women's entry into service and gives an address for Roderick Langston.
Wilson Seacord; Roderick Langston; United States Navy; Women in uniform; WAVES; Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service
3455 Senn Road
California - San Diego - Naval Base San Diego
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  • World War II Servicemen's Correspondence Collection, 1941-1945
8 inches X 10.5 inches
December 31, 1942.

Dear Dr. Post,

Just a note to thank you for the News Letters that you have been sending me. I spent a year in Honolulu with the 251st, - got a Termination of Enlistment Discharge, and joined the Navy.

L[ieutenan]t.(j[unior ]g[rade]) Wilson Seacord is my boss and everything is fine. What with all the WAVES and RIPPLES coming into the Navy, it may not be long before I'll get a chance to see some of the old Staters in the 251st again!

Thanks again.

[signature] Ted Ballam

Ted Ballam Yeo2c [yeoman second class]
Security Office,
Section Base,
San Diego, Calif.

P.S. Here's an address:

Ensign Roderick Langston,
U.S. Naval Training School,
University of Chicago,

% [care of] Personnel Office.
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