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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 Jan. 8

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint was worried that he had not heard from Rhea because of the flu, and was not surprised to have his suspicions confirmed. He heard from Boyd, who might stay in the army although the war has ended. He writes about his daily routine, which he finds incredibly dull. The Y.M.C.A. almost never has anything going on anymore so there's little to do in the down time. He writes about his living situation a... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Jan. 11

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes that a lack of anything interesting report and the cold room he has to stay in make writing difficult, but he can at least write about how much he loves Rhea. His old "bunkie," a captain, was up before a court martial on Friday for mistreating an enlisted man and has been under arrest for the last month. Clint doesn't think he will be punished too severely, since an order came in to relea... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Jan. 27

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes that he isn't bothered by Rhea spending time with other men because he's confident in their love for each other and wouldn't be swayed by any rumors he heard. She shouldn't base any of her plans on what he will be doing, since his own situation is so uncertain. There was a lapse in his letter-writing because he visited Koblenz and ran into a nurse he knew from a previous hospital he had w... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 28

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint assures Rhea that her letters are always wanted and expresses concern over the grand image she has of him, which he feels does not reflect who he really is. He received good news from home, that he had sent enough money back to finish paying for the loans he'd taken out for school and equipment, and he is now "square with the world." He writes about many other topics, including a show they saw a... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint has sent Rhea a gift with this most recent letter and has received a belated letter from his mother that had good things to say about Rhea, some of which he quotes. He's glad that his mother is accepting of Rhea and he thinks they will take the news well once it's clear that the two of them have plans to marry. He reflects on the differing reactions to the news of peace at home and on the front.... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Jan. 30

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint has received bad news that the regular army, of which he is a part, will be the last to be sent home and some divisions will be remaining for quite a while. He's planning to go to a football game and then dinner with three other men and some of the nurses, his first social event in a while. He has requested leave but does not think it will be granted due to the ex... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 31 – 1919 Jan. 2

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes about Christmas packages, the bad mood he's in that day, the poem Rhea sent him, and a dance they were invited to. Captain Sampson, the regimental surgeon, learned about how he wasn't feeling well and suspected he might have recurring appendicitis, so now Clint has been eating nothing but soup but is feeling better. He doesn't want Rhea to worry, since he thinks it isn't appendicitis. He'... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Dec. 17

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bendorf (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) - Clint writes about receiving more letters from Rhea and how deeply he is in love with her. He writes about their travels through Germany, attitudes of the local inhabitants, and how they are allowed to take any buildings they want for billets and offices but still must pay if they want to purchase things at stores. He does not think Germany is as lovely as France or home, but he does like where he is ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers