BOOK OF WORLD WAR TWO LETTERS WRITTEN BY A MARINE OFFICER KILLED ON OKINAWA

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Published in 1946 this small volume contains letters written by 1st Lt. David Tucker Brown to friends and family during World War Two. Lt. Brown entered the Marine Corps in July 1941. He attended OCS and was commissioned shortly afterward. He saw action as a member of the 1st Marine Division on Cape Gloucester. Peleliu and Okinawa where he was killed on May 14, 1945.

This green hardcover volume was compiled by Lt. Brown’s mother and brother in 1946 and is signed by them to someone named “JOSEPHINE” just inside the front cover. The volume meas. approx. 6.00 x 8.75 with the title “LETTERS” stamped in gold above the Marine Corps insignia also stamped in gold and flanked by the years 1941-1945. Bottom of front cover bears the Lieutenant’s name in gold. Same on spine. Covers are in nice condition with light surface dirt only.

Interior runs 105 pages and is very clean. The letters start in July of 1941 and run through May 1, 1945 with several letters printed at the end sending information and condolences to the family. Lieutenant Brown was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his actions on the day he was killed. The text of the citation accompanying the medal appears on the last page.  [ad] [ph:L]

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