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Letter from Ronald Wayne Schrum to Carolyn Ann Garrett

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Title:
Letter from Ronald Wayne Schrum to Carolyn Ann Garrett
Description:
Letter includes a poem by Schrum titled "Our Lord," in which he tells God about daily life in Vietnam, the weather, their duties, and their motivations, and wonders how killing in a war is supposed to bring peace. Ronald writes, "I've hearded these words thou shall not kill so many time's in life. What do we do Lord? How can we put a stop to the blood war and come home to our loved one's?"
Creator:
Schrum, Ronald Wayne
Recipient:
Schrum, Carolyn Ann Garrett
Date:
December 1967
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Genre:
Poems
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 001 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Ronald Wayne Schrum Papers
Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
United States. Marine Corps
Extent:
4 p.
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
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Place of origin:
Chu Lai (Vietnam)
Language:
English
Identifier:
mums867-b001-f009-i001