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Catalog Number 2006.042.0021
Object Name Correspondence
Title Letters of Richard Walsh
Dates of Creation 1951-1952
Scope & Content 67 letters from Private (later Corporal) Richard Walsh to his mother Kathleen Walsh of Belle Plaine (letters are addressed to Mrs. Maurice Walsh). Richard Walsh was born and raised in Belle Plaine. His parents were Maurice and Kathleen (Lynch) Walsh, and he graduated from Belle Plaine High School. In May 1955 he married Mary Ellen Robel of New Prague.

Walsh was a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. These letters are dated between May 23, 1951 and December 22, 1952. Most were written from the Co. B, 61st Infantry Division Headquarters at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Walsh was a cook there during the war for troops in training.
People Walsh, Richard
Search Terms Correspondence
Belle Plaine
Walsh family
Cook
Korean War
Letter
Mother
Son
United States Army
Corporal
Private