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Scope and Contents Two primary themes are found in this collection. First, Lt. Capt. Marsh provides numerous descriptions of his surroundings in Leyte, as well as general accounts of day-to-day activities for American soldiers on the island. Second, he expresses his deepest wishes to return home to his wife, even at the onset of his travels. Marsh’s letters recount the difficulties of waiting for orders to get to work and orders to go home. The collection is divided into two series. The first...
Dates: 1942-1959, unclusive; Majority of material found in 1945,