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Kondo V-mail letter 012.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister from his foxhole on the front lines. He writes about the constant shelling from the Germans, and about the tree bursts caused from the artillery explosions.
Kondo V-mail letter 011.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister from the front lines about the German artillery and mortal shells landing near his foxhole. He writes about the weather and about eating the local fruits and vegetables that are conveniently located near his foxhole.
Kondo V-mail letter 010.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister thanking her for remembering his birthday and for sending a pack of cigarettes. He writes that he will send her gifts from Rome the next time he goes there on pass, about the birthday party that the boys threw him the night…
Kondo V-mail letter 009.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about receiving a letter from her husband, Hal Hoshino, while she was away in Salt Lake City. He writes about his physical well-being and that of his friends who are overseas with him. He also writes about the 100th…
Kondo V-mail letter 008.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about the memorial service that was held for those who were recently killed in action. He describes the meal he ate that day, which consisted of "roast turkey, fried rice, gravy, canned peaches, and lemonade," and expresses…
Kondo V-mail letter 007.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister, Misa, while on a break from the fighting on the front lines. He writes about being reviewed by King George and General Mark Clark, and enjoying the evening entertainment every night.
Kondo V-mail letter 006.pdf

Kondo writes to his brother-in-law, Hal Hoshino about his experience fighting on the front lines against German artillery forces. He hopes that Hal does not have to go to war and describes his own experience of war to be "pretty close to hell."
Kondo V-mail letter 005.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about receiving her v-mail letter and expresses excitement about her trip to Salt Lake City. He hopes that the boys back home do not have to be enlisted into the war. He also writes about his experience surviving a raid of…
Kondo V-mail letter 004.pdf

Kondo writes about missing his family, and about his daily routine overseas in Italy, which include eating many fruits that are sold to them by the Italian natives, and venturing into town.
Kondo V-mail letter 003.pdf

Kondo writes to his sister about receiving her previous letters, and about his siblings going back to the incarceration camp to be with their parents. He writes about his experiences in Italy, describing the barter system of using cigarettes instead…
Kondo V-mail letter 002.pdf

Kondo writes about finally landing at his assigned overseas destination. He writes about his trip overseas, describing the places they saw along the way; about receiving his sister's letter the day before; about an air raid that took place the night…
Kondo V-mail letter 001.pdf

Kondo addresses this letter to his sister Misa and her husband, Hal Hoshino. He writes about how much he enjoyed his journey aboard a ship, and requests that their family continue to write to him.
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