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RG3396.AM:  Donald F. Kuhl, 1926-1985



Correspondence (photocopies):  1945

Randolph, Cedar County Nebraska:  Soldier

Size:  0.2 cu.ft.; 1 box



BACKGROUND NOTE



Donald F. Kuhl, son of Isadore and Genevieve (Hopkins) Kuhl, was born at Randolph, Nebraska, on August 16, 1926.  He joined the U.S. Army and did his basic training at Camp Robinson in Arkansas between January and May of 1945.  After basic training he spent the rest of the war stationed in Hawaii.  Kuhl returned to Randolph, Nebraska, after the war and resumed his work as a beekeeper.  He married Vayle Vonn Gerkins on October 14, 1948.  Kuhl spend the remainder of his life at Randolph, Nebraska.  Donald F. Kuhl died on March 15, 1985 and is buried in Saint Francis Cemetery at Randolph, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of letters (photocopies only) written to Miss Vayle Vonn Gerkins from Donald F. Kuhl while he was going through basic training at Camp Robinson in Arkansas from January to May of 1945.  The letters describe the rigors of army life as seen through the eyes of a young soldier during World War II.  Kuhl went on to marry Miss Gerkins after the war.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




  1. Correspondence, 1945, January

  2. Correspondence, 1945, February

  3. Correspondence, 1945, March

  4. Correspondence, 1945, April

  5. Correspondence, 1945, May



 



Subject headings:



Arkansas — Camp Joseph T. Robinson

Kuhl, Donald F., 1926-1985

United States. Army — Military life

World War, 1939-1945 — Personal narratives, American



 



LAC                     03-22-1989

Revised TMM      01-14-2019