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

Letter from Robert H. Anderson, 1942

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Letter from Robert H. Anderson, 1942
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Anderson, Robert H.
Anderson reminisces about school days and reports that he received his B.S. in animal husbandry at the University of California before joining the Navy, is currently an aviation cadet. He mentions Tom Milligan, at San Diego State at the same time (1936-1937); Lewis Yapp (Omega Xi) and Chappie Bone (Delta Pi Beta). He briefly discusses his hospital stay after what he calls a minor operation.
Robert Anderson; Bob Anderson; Bob Bauder; Tom Milligan; Lewis Yapp; Chappie Bone; Military training; United States Navy; Fraternities; Delta Pi Beta; Omega Xi; Aviation cadets; Royal Canadian Air Force; RCAF
11001 D Street
Texas - Corpus Christi - Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
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  • World War II Servicemen's Correspondence Collection, 1941-1945
7.25 inches X 10 inches; 2 pages

Dear Dr. Post,

I suppose this letter, or should I say note, will be a surprise to you. Its[sic] been a long time since we've seen each other.

Maybe I should refresh your memory as to who I am. -Remember the student who did some lettering or printing on one of your Geography posters. I think it was in 1937. Since then I have received my B.S. degree in Animal Husbandry at the Univ. of California (Aggies) and have joined the Navy. I'm what they call aviation cadet here at Corpus Christi.

I was prompted to write this note because I read Bob Bauder's news letter #1 and really think its[sic] a wonderful idea. Your work, I'm positive, is being greatly appreciated by all of the boys, and because I went to state for two years and knew you personally - I wanted to add my little bit.

As far as other "staters" are concerned I think you have a record of all that I know of except a Tom Milligan who went there when I did (1936-1937) Tom is in the R.A.F. and is now training somewhere in Texas. College Station I believe.

I Read[sic] that Lewis Yapp [Omega Xi] and Chappie Bone [Delta Pi Beta] are with the Canadian R.A.F. This is purely scuttlebutt on my part. (Thats[sic] Rumor[sic] in navy language) Incidentally - I had the doggonest time learning that the floor was a "deck" and "1400" meant 2:00P.M. and many other navy terms.

I've seen most all of the state boys here at Corpus already inspite[sic] of the fact that its[sic] a big place. Right now I've been subjected to a little delay in training, because I'm in the hospital. They removed my stitches last Wednesday and I'll be out of here in a couple of weeks I hope. -Maybe I should explain myself a little more - no air accident - just a minor operation for a cyst teratona[sic].

I guess I've held your attention long enough for now. I'd enjoy hearing from you when you get time - and I really think you're doing a wonderful service for the boys in the Service.

A/c Robert H. Anderson
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