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Nurse Ruth Beery: Correspondence with Next of Kin (Letter 33)

[March 11, 1946]
Oak Grove
Eastville Virginia

My dear Miss Beery-
It was kind of
you to write me about my
boy – Lt. Ralph C. Gifford Jr – I
do appreciate your thought in
doing so -
It is some comfort to know

that he had the best of care -
and that all was done for
him that was humanly possible.
He was my only child, and
it has been awfully hard for
me to reconcile myself to
what fate has decreed  -
With heartfelt thanks for

your kind thoughtfulness-

Believe me
Sincerely Always.
Lalea [?] R. S. Gifford
March the eleventh.

[envelope marked "ans"]

Box/Folder: 33/036

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