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Nurse Ruth Beery: Correspondence with Next of Kin (Letter 32)

[Allison Park, Pa.]
March 10, 1946

Dear Cap’t. Beery:
Recently you wrote
to my father concerning
my brother Sgt. Ralph
Hoan [?] and he asked me
to reply to your letter
and thank you for him
for your interest.
It does help very
much to hear from
someone as the infor-
mation we have received
has been so meager and
I believe you know any
word about him is
quite appreciated.
We have been given

no details about his
death whatsoever and
naturally we do not
understand why.
Did you know Ralph
personally? Were
you serving overseas
at the time of his
death? You see it has
been very hard to
believe he is dead. Of
course I suppose it
is the same for every
family who has lost
loved ones.
If you knew
Ralph or if at any time

you can ever tell us
anything won’t you
please write to me
But I really
can’t tell you how
much I appreciate
your writing and so
all I can say is thank
you – thanks again.

Elsa Cunningham
17 Simon Ave.
R.D, Allison Park,
(Mrs. F. W. Cunningham)

[envelope marked "ans"]

Box/Folder: 33/035

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