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typeset printed lower center: Living Flag / U.S. Naval Training Station, / Great Lakes, Illinois / Rear Admiral, John Downes U S Navy, / Commanding Officer; on verso; in graphite by C.L. Turner; left side: Dear Friends 12/11/43 / How are you, I suppose you have all your crops put away & / getting set for winter. I expect / the weather there is about the / same as we have here, so far it / has been pretty nice. I missed / coming home with the Co. I started / with, but I'll get there for New Yrs. / day, if I don't have any more bad / luck. I don't have time to write / a letter to everybody so I am trying / to keep up by sending cards instead. / I am looking forward to seeing / you on my leave. It will be a long / time before I get home

Provenance

Mary and Dan Solomon; purchase and gift to NGA, 2006.