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Admin/Biog History John E. Elbert was the pastor at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church located at the south east corner of Bowen and School. His wife's name was Ella J. Elbert.
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Collection John E. Elbert
Dates of Accumulation 1944
Abstract Letter from Private Clarence C. Thuer, Company L, 149th Infantry Regiment, to Reverend John E. Elbert.

Jan. 27, '44

Dear Committee

Thanks for the swell letter. I have just returned from a weeks maneuvers in the back woods of Alabamy. Can you imagine me sleeping in a put tent with my long legs. One of them is still wrapped around my neck (exaggeration). I really am having a merry old time and although the life is plenty rough and rugged I'm making out swell

We go back out on maneuver's Sunday for two more weeks, then back in Camp for a week and my basic will be over and I'll be shipping out with a furlough, I hope.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fire the "bazooka" or rocket launcher as a demonstration before the entire company. The "bazooka" is a comparatively new weapon used to knock out tanks…

Clarence Thuer
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG72.8.1
Object Name Letter
People Elbert, John E.
Thuer, Clarence C.
Subjects World War II
United States Army
Military maneuvers
Military training
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