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ReadThisThing (Dec 7th, 2017)

The mostly handwritten letters, on tissue-thin paper, dated to World War II and were penned mostly by the members of a single family — the Eydes of Rockford, Ill. Three brothers were in the military: one in the Marine Corps, one in the Army and one in the Army Air Forces.

There were hundreds of letters, stretching over four years of war and beyond. They captured the horrors of combat, offered warm reminiscences of childhood and exchanges about everything from the movie “Casablanca” to the brothers’ beloved Chicago Cubs. 

The wartime letters were abandoned in a storage unit until a Marine Corps veteran stumbled across them. They tell a remarkable story of the four siblings who tried to stay together even as they were separated by war. 

Read: Brothers in Arms

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