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1919 Feb. 17

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint was glad to get a letter from Rhea and writes to her about the merits of trench coats and how much he misses her.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 13

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint hasn't heard from Rhea in a while, but he's growing to like where he is a little better now. They've had good weather, almost like spring, and the most wonderful moonlit nights. He didn't think he could ever enjoy moonlight again after last summer, when it mean German bombings. A new dental surgeon was transferred to their division, and he's finding the adjustment hard after being promised he co... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 4

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint received letters from Rhea with music enclosed, which was much appreciated and he had the chaplain play all of them. He writes about Ehrenbreitstein, and conveys the news that he has heard their division is scheduled to leave on the second week of July. He was a grouch on Sunday because his request for leave was denied and some of his friends will be leaving without him. He ran into his old frie... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 15

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint has learned that the reason Rhea hadn't heard from him in so long was that all their mail from December was overlooked and remained undelivered until the new year. He worries that she will catch the flu since she spends so much time in schools, and urges her to be careful. He's been sick himself lately and the leave he and Captain Sampson requested has been delayed. He visited Koblenz the other ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 31

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint got a letter from Irma which informed him of his father's death, which caused him to break down completely. He feels guilty that he was enjoying himself on leave while his father was dying. He writes of his grief and how much he loved his father, and how strong his mother has been to bear all this. He went to division headquarters to ask about being sent home, and colonel Oliver told him go to 1... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 21

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint is glad to hear Rhea has finally started to get his letters again, and he tells her about how he almost started a riot at his table by softly reading the parody of "Smiles" that she sent him. Their division football team "met its Waterloo" and lost 10-7. He got a letter from Hunter with an update on his situation and he apologizes to Rhea that he can't make any definitive plans for their future ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 23

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint was glad to get some snapshots from Rhea but is afraid to send her some of himself because he's aging. He learned that the new dental surgeon, Dr. Epstein, is Jewish and his sweetheart is not, so Clint and Rhea are not the only mixed couple. He might be able to go on leave in early March, though he doesn't think he'll make it to Italy and might go to Monaco instead.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Feb. 9

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint tells Rhea that her spirit is strong for staying positive when she does not get much mail, and he thinks her dream will come true although it may still take some time. Last Wednesday they moved from Bendorf to Ehrenbreitstein, an unpleasant old fortress dating back to Caesar's time. He describes the fortress, including how dirty it is, and his unhappiness with other divisions being allowed to le... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Mar. 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Ehrenbreitstein (Koblenz, Germany) - Clint has just returned from leave and received news that he has been promoted to captain and will be transferred to the first division headquarters at Bar-sur-Aube in France. In addressing her concern about when they will tell the folks at home about their relationship, Clint tells her it will be done soon. If he can get home soon, he will tell them in person, and if not, he will write. His father's... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers