Letters From the Front: A Year in the Life of an Infantryman
Details H. A. Lowery's career using his son's commentary, family history and photos, military honors and decorations, and the letters to his wife and sons. The letters contained within provide a one-sided portrait of H. A. Lowery as a young man during a thirteen-month period between February 23, 1943 and March 25, 1944, as his wife's letters to him didn't survive.
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