Letter to Kathleen Fleming from Kermit Fleming, May 17, 1945

Title

Letter to Kathleen Fleming from Kermit Fleming, May 17, 1945

Subject

World War II

Description

A melancholy letter from Kermit Fleming, stationed in Italy in 1945 to his sister, Kathleen Fleming. Kermit claims "the war is over." He describes staying in a barren hotel with only cots and some electric lights. Throughout the letter, he expresses longing for home, family, and friends. He is surprised to hear that Kathleen is working and paying income tax, and he is paid $50 per month. He also responds to previous letters from Kathleen and says "if I never hear another gun go off, I'll be happy." At the end, Kermit describes a new battalion doctor, Abe Fellman, from Omaha.

Creator

Kermit Fleming

Source

Cathy Maasdam, Lincoln History Harvest, 2014

Date

1945-05-17

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

document

Language

English

Type

image

Original Format

Paper Letter

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Collection

Citation

Kermit Fleming, “Letter to Kathleen Fleming from Kermit Fleming, May 17, 1945,” History Harvest, accessed February 28, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/633.

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