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Jerry May 27th, 1943

Jerry's Birthday

Jerry's Birthday

“Dear Jean,

Seems awful funny writing to you. This is the first letter I’ve had to write to my honey- sure hope I never have to write another. Just doesn’t seem right not having you with me!

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Jerry February 9th, 1943

US Civil Service Commission

US Civil Service Commission

” Mr. Jerome Howard Nelson,

Thank you for the application which you have sent to the Civil Service Commission. We appreciate the patriotic motive which prompted you to make your record available for consideration as needs arise in the war agencies.

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The Nelson Children

The Nelson Children

Cliff, Jerry, Milly and Beany

“America was making arms and food for the British, but at home 130 million people were living their own lives, doing American things: reading the football scores, thinking of turning in the old automobile for a “snazzy” new model, going fishing, taking it easy.” – Alistair Cooke

Before 1941, the Nelson children lived a pretty typical small town American life. They played sports in High School, fished, went duck hunting, watched movies, went bowling and worked to help support themselves and the family.

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