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1918 Nov. 30

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Postcard from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Paris (France) - Clint received Rhea's letters of November 2, 3, and 4, and will send her a full-length letter as soon as he has the time. The postcard features a photograph of American troops marching into Luxembourg on November 21st.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1919 Apr. 7

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

Bar-sur-Aube (France) - Clint misses hearing from Rhea and he misses his old regiment as well now that he has relocated. He thinks there is a good chance that this headquarters will be broken down and shipped off by the end of the month, which he is hopeful for. He writes about his grief that since his father died, the home he will return to will not be the same home he left. He has new equipment and a roomy office where he ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 20

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - It's a beautiful night and Clint has recovered his shoulder bag with Rhea's letters which he'd thought were lost. He assures her that he's not on the front or carrying a gun, since he's a doctor, and he wonders how he will adjust to life back home after the war is over. He asks her if she's saving his letters so that after the war they can better keep track of where he was. They all have fleas and lic... more

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 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

1918 Sept. 18

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint's visit with Llyod was cut short when he was ordered to Field Hospital 15 for temporary duty. He is now at Field Hospital 1 doing paperwork related to hospital records and reports, a big change from being a dentist. He assures her that her letters are the best part of his time overseas and she can never send too many. When he arrived at his current location, his shoulder bag with all his mail go... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 15

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann and Lloyd to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint and Llyod have finally found each other and are now camped about 100 yards apart. Clint describes their unlikely meeting and how Llyod is recovering from the shrapnel wound in his elbow. Llyod met Clint's younger brother Frank, who is in the navy, when he was in Bordeaux. Boyd is still back in the states, in a camp near Minneapolis. Llyod is with Clint at his cot reading their military newspaper... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 4

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint misses Rhea and reassures her that she is first in his heart. Many things are uncertain now and unclear, but he plans to return her as soon as he is able. It's been almost a year since he arrived overseas, and one year has felt like five in terms of making him older and wiser. He applied for transfer to the regular Army Dental Corps from the Reserve Corps, but at this point he doesn't think it w... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 June 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is writing from a field hospital operating room, where he has the night shift. There is a shortage of field surgeons so some of the dental surgeons have been called in to act as anaesthetists. The extra work leaves little time for food and rest, but at least one life has been saved by shortening the time it took to operate. He describes the wounded soldiers they have operated on, as well as the ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 July 30

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint received a letter from Llyod letting him know that he is in the base hospital with a wound to his arm. He'd tried looking for Lloyd at his own hospital, but when he couldn't find him he knew that Llyod's injury must not be serious since only the seriously wounded come to their hospital. He read an uncomfortable story in the paper titled "The Horror of Moonlight" by George Battillo which was a st... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers