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1919 Apr. 11

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bar-sur-Aube (France) - Clint is enclosing a few photographs that he took while on leave, only a few of which he lost in the development process. He's not sure when they'll be setting sail, but he thinks it might be on the 20th of April.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Jan. 23

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint has made a habit of writing letters to Rhea in the club and is enclosing some information about his division and others for her. He would like to send her the second division's insignia soon, which is a star and an Indian head. He writes about their uniforms, slumber parties, his love for Rhea, and their hopes that they might return home by the summer.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 25

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes about their Christmas celebrations in Germany and laments his lack of mail from home. Harry Hoyt insisted on making them "milk punch," an alcoholic beverage with "a kick like a mule." One of the other lieutenants received news that he was being reassigned back to France, a cause for extra celebrations. He writes about their service chevrons and the inconsistency of their supplies.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 June 2

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Iowa City (Iowa) - Clint misses Rhea terribly and feels the wait until October will be even worse than the wait was for him to return to the U.S. from Europe. He's reconnected with a few old friends in the dentistry industry and writes about his high scores on the army exams.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Apr. 17

Oppenheimer, Rhea, 1894-

Letter from Rhea Oppenheimer to Martha Brann

Davenport (Iowa) - An Easter greeting card and a note from Rhea that reads: "Love from Rhea- and three cheers for 'Our Captain!'"

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 June 14

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Knoxville (Iowa) - Clint got a phone call from the church musical committee, asking him if he would take charge of the music and assemble a choir of young people. He had to decline, since he didn't want to be tied down by it. He writes about plans to get together.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 June 13

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Knoxville (Iowa) - Clint was both amused and unhappy to hear that Rhea's schoolwork is "such a drag." He misses her dearly and hopes that she will come by sometime late June since August would be awfully late to do furniture-selecting.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 May 20

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Camp Upton (N.Y.) - Clint is so glad to be back in the U.S. that he feels like he will explode. He is going from Camp Upton to Camp Dodge, and if he travels with the company he will have to pass through Des Moines without stopping, but if he travels alone he may be able to stop and visit her for a day.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 June 12

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Knoxville (Iowa) - Clint has just returned from a dance, which he went to with Dorothy Hayward, although he wishes it could have been Rhea. He's going to start work in the office next week and he wishes he could have attended Rhea's party.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 3

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint was ordered to the Army Sanitary School, where he arrived on October 28th. He writes about his trip and riding on French trains. There are a lot of dentists there and Clint was able to reconnect with an old friend. The other dentists wanted to know what the front was like. Before he left his regiment they had a group photo taken.

Clinton T. Brann Papers