Letters Home

This letter is from Ralph Masis, yoeman on the USS Lexington, to his   parents.  Masis was seriously wounded when a kamikaze slammed into the Lexington, ironically on Nov. 5, 1944, the day after this letter was postmarked.  Submitted by his nephew, Steve Hatchett:

Here’s an envelope that radio tech Bob Knight sent home commemorating “Surrender Day”.  He was a crewmember of USS Boston (CA-69):