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1942 Mar. 10

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Quartermaster Replacement Training Center (Camp Lee, Va.) - Letter from Private Abraham Ozersky of the 8th Quartermaster Training Regiment, handwritten on Camp Lee, Virginia, stationery. Abe was happy to receive Ruth's letter and compliments her typing, which he will need to learn for his assignment to Administration and Supply. He discusses his interview for Officer's Training, the difficulties of army life, and offers congratulations on her gradu... more

Ozer Family Papers

1942 Mar. 22

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Quartermaster Replacement Training Center (Camp Lee, Va.) - Letter from Private Abraham Ozersky of the 8th Quartermaster Training Regiment, handwritten on Camp Lee, Virginia, stationery. Abe will likely be shipped out in a week and is anxious for the result of his final interview for Officer's Training. Abe's cousin keeps him in the loop on developments at home, Frieda writes often, and Abe hopes that Ruth will also.

Ozer Family Papers

1942 Apr. 10

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Quartermaster Replacement Training Center (Camp Lee, Va.) - Letter from Private Abraham Ozersky of the 8th Quartermaster Training Regiment, handwritten on U. S. Army stationery. Abe has been accepted for Officer's Training, but will remain at Camp Lee until starting school. He expresses regret for those about to be drafted, but thinks they will find appropriate roles, and will try to track down Ruth's friend in the medical section. Ruth is keeping ... more

Ozer Family Papers

1942 May 10

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Atlanta (Ga.) - Letter from Private Abraham Ozersky of the 52nd Quartermaster Regiment, handwritten on Service Men's Center, Kimball House, Atlanta, Georgia, stationery. Through a "quirk in Army orders" Abe was taken off the Officer's Training approved list and sent to Motor Parts Specialist School. He offers updates on family and friends, and suggests that after New York City, Atlanta is the next best ci... more

Ozer Family Papers

1942 June

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Atlanta (Ga.) - Letter from Private Abraham Ozersky of the 52nd Quartermaster Regiment. Abe finally got his order to report to Officer Candidate School and will report in April to school in Aberdeen, Maryland. He notes the proximity between Aberdeen and New York City, gives updates on some friends, and asks Ruth to wait to write until he can send his new address.

Ozer Family Papers

1942 July 19

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Marshville (N.C.) - Letter from Corporal Abraham Ozersky of the 52nd Quartermaster Regiment. Abe explains his busy schedule recently - two weeks in manuvers, preparation, and now work seven days a week while living in pup tents - as an explanation for not writing. He was made a corporal and expects another promotion, but would prefer the war to end and to return home. "Things aren't exciting in these hi... more

Ozer Family Papers

1942 Oct. 21

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Nashville (Tenn.) - Letter from Corporal Abraham Ozersky of the 52nd Quartermaster Regiment. Abe has time to write as Corporal of the Guard, and thanks Ruth for her poem in the last letter. His company is in maneuvers in real field conditions in the woods north of Nashville, but the weather has been so nice it is more like hiking than "actual war problems." Their group of friends is scattered across the c... more

Ozer Family Papers

1943 Jan. 8

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Fort Rucker (Ala.) - Letter from Corporal Abraham Ozersky of the 311th Ordnance Motor Transport Company. Abe explains his reasons for not seeing Ruth while home on furlough, including his awkward breakup with Frieda and his wish to honor his friendship with Ruth. He thanks Ruth for helping him get back in touch with another girl, Rita, with whom he hopes to begin a relationship. His camp life is boring, as... more

Ozer Family Papers

1943 Feb.

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Fort Rucker (Ala.) - Letter from Corporal Abraham Ozersky of the 191st Ordnance Depot Company. Abe writes from their burrow area in the woods where they have been over a week. He has been transfered to another company, and may ship out soon, although it will depend on his Officer Candidate School status, which is at 2nd Army Headquarters currently. He would like Rita to write more often, and comments on th... more

Ozer Family Papers

1943 Feb. 5

Ozer, Abraham Jay

Letter from Abraham Ozersky to Ruth Newman

Fort Rucker (Ala.) - Letter from Corporal Abraham Ozersky of the 311th Ordnance Motor Transport Company. Abe is extremely appreciative for Ruth's last letter, and had a good short visit home. He sends along some additional "moron jokes," mentions an upcoming dinner-dance at the Dothan Country Club, wonders why Rita does not write more, and sums up his life at camp as "a state of suspended animation."

Ozer Family Papers