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A letter that was found while going through old papers belonging to Bonnie Opal Phillips (Hobbs, Texas) when her son, Calvin Phillips, enlisted in the Army Air Corps - This is why they are called the "Greatest Generation"

The above is a letter Colonel W.A. Robertson issued to all the young soldiers that were about to enter into duty under his command. In essence, it provided the men who were to serve under him an explanation of what to expect in training and encouragement of his belief that his young airmen would defeat the enemy. It reminded them that the reason for training, for fighting, was to ensure the sovereignty of our country and the freedom it bestows.

The letter was drafted long before the modern word processor, and as a result, words that would today be italicized for infuses were underlined in the letter. There are five words underlined in total, the last of which is: Live. “... so that we can fight for our country and live for our country,” wrote Robertson.

 

 

 

 

 

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