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1. What types of letters are you looking for?

Quite simply, any type of correspondence related to war or life in the military. We are interested in everything from letters about boot camp and basic training to descriptions of being under fire, and even correspondences written by veterans long after a conflict is over, reflecting on their wartime experience. Previous donors have sent us letters on a variety of topics, including: love, humor, faith, death, homesickness, grief, anger, courage, peace, humanity, resilience, camaraderie, reconciliation, patriotism, historical events, and many other related subjects. We are also interested in letters from the home front. The spouses, children, parents, siblings, and other loved ones of troops make enormous sacrifices, too, and their stories and voices should be preserved as well.