||Edwin Luebke was born in Eldorado, WI on October 23, 1906, the son of Fred Luebke. He spent most of his time on the family farm near Nekimi and worked in Oshkosh at the Winnebago Auto Company. He married Olga Mellentine in Oshkosh on January 6, 1941. He was called to active service on February 24, 1941 and was released on November 16, 1942 as overage. He was recalled to active duty on February 13, 1942 and trained at Ford Ord, California and Fort Lewis, Washington. He was a member of Company E, 10th Engineer Battalion and saw service in North Africa and Sicily. He was killed in action near Anzio, Italy on March 6, 1944.
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||V-Mail Letter from Sergeant Edwin Luebke, Company E, 10th Engineer Battalion, to his sister, Esther C. Zimdars, in Oshkosh, WI.
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Zimdars
360 Ceape Steet
Oshkosh, Wisconsin Sgt. Edwin Luebke
Co. E. 10th Engineer Bn.
C/o Postmaster, New York
Dec. 4th 1943
Dear Sis & Family,
Received your letter the other day & like always very glad to hear from you. Glad to hear that you are well. I am Okay & I sure hope this letter finds you in the very best of health. I don't know anything new to write about. Everything is about the same like always. The weather is just as rainy as ever & it is rain every day. Sure is muddy.
How is the weather there in Wis. by now? Kind of cool and some snow I suppose. But you can expect over there by this time of the year not Sis. For it won't be long & you can celebrate New Years Eve.
I hope you all have a very good time like I use to have. Maybe next year everything will be different & we all can have a good time once more. At least I hope that this will be over with by then & that we can be home by then. If it is a long time before then it will be swell by me. Sis aren't you getting tired of reading the same thing over & over what I write! There is nothing that we can write about from here. Will close for this time. Wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. Best of luck love & health.
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