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In this edition of Letters From War Wednesday, we feature a note home from World War I soldier, Jesse Winebrenner, just prior to he and his brother, Ben’s, departure for the front lines in France. Given that the pair’s brother, Virgil, was killed earlier in the conflict, Jesse is attempting to prepare his mother for [...]

I don’t know about you all, but the History Junkie is still very much in holiday spirits.  Accordingly, for LFWW, let’s feature another Christmas letter. This offering comes to us from Indiana doughboy, Jesse Winebrenner, serving occupational duties in France.  The letter, addressed to his mother and dated December 24, 1918, was written just a [...]

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