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   Richard E. Merwin
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Portrait of Richard Merwin after commissioning in the Navy [1944]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Navy
Unit: USS Stringham (APD 6); Osmond Ingram (DD 255); USS Greene (APD 36); USS Rathbone (DD 113)
Service Location: South Pacific; Treasure Island, California
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A Naval officer stationed aboard various ships in the Pacific Theater, Richard Merwin focused his correspondence not on military achievements or the hardships he faced, but rather on what was happening stateside, particularly with his wife, Sally-Ann. Because he sent the letters he received back to Sally-Ann for safekeeping, we are able to read not just one side of the correspondence, but rather their full conversation. Despite the vast differences in how each experienced the war, their letters are similar in content, focusing on the pain of their current separation and anticipation of life after the war. Both, too, employed the same term of endearment for one another: "Dearest Stinky."

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Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/3/43] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/9/44] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/10/44]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/12/44] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/13/44] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/13/44]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/18/44] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/19/44] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [1/20/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/23/44] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/23/44] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [10/24/44]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [Undated] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [1/29/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [1/31/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/1/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/6/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/10/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/12/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/14/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/15/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/17/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/20/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/21/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/23/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/26/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/29/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/1/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/5/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/6/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/9/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/12/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/13/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/15/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/19/45 Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/21/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/28/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/29/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/1/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/3/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/11/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/12/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/13/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/15/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/16/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/18/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/21/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/23/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/25/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/26/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/29/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/2/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/2/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/2/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/4/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/6/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/7/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/10/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/11/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/12/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/14/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/15/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/17/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/20/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/21/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/22/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/24/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/25/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/27/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/29/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [5/30/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/1/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/3/45] Letter from Richard to Sally-Ann Merwin [6/3/45] Letter from Richard to Sally-Ann Merwin [6/5/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/7/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/8/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/9/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/12/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/14/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/18/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/19/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/22/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/25/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/27/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [6/29/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/1/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/3/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/5/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7.6/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/8/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richar d[7/10/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/11/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/13/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/14/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/16/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/18/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/20/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/23/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/24/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/27/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/27/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [7/30/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [8/1/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [8/2/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [8/5/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [8/7/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [8/8/45]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [8/9/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [1/29/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/1/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/5/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/6/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/8/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/9/45] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/10/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/11/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/13/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/15/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/17/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/19/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/20/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/24/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/25/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/26/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [2/28/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/2/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/4/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/6/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/9/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/9/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/11/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/11/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/18/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/20/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/22/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [3/29/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/2/46]
Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/5/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/7/46] Letter from Sally-Ann Merwin to husband Richard [4/11/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/28/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/6/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/10/44]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/14/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/17/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/19/44]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/21/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/21/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/27/44]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/29/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/1/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/2/44]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/4/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/8/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/10/44]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/15/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/16/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/18/44]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/19/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/21/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [10/21/44]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/20/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/21/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/23/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/25/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/27/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/28/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/7/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/9/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/11/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/13/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/16/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/18/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/20/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/22/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/22/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/22/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/25/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/25/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/27/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/28/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/1/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/2/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/4/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/6/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/7/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/8/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/11/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/12/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/14/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/16/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/18/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/20/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/22/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/23/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/25/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/27/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/29/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/2/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/6/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/8/45] Letter from Sally-Ann to Richard Merwin [4/9/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/11/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/15/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/25/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/28/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/10/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/12/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/13/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/19/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/19/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/2/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/4/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/6/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/8/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/9/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/30/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [5/31/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/3/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/4/44] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/6/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/7/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/10/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/12/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/16/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/20/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/22/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/25/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/26/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/29/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [6/30/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/5/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/6/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/7/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/10/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/12/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/12/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/15/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/16/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/18/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/19/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/20/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/22/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/23/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/27/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/27/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [7/28/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/1/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/1/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/3/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/5/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/6/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/9/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/11/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/11/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/20/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/28/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/29/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [8/31/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/2/45]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/3/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [9/5/45] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/24/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/27/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/30/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [1/31/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/4/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/6/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/8/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/11/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/11/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/13/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/15/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/18/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/19/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/21/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/24/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [2/27/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/1/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/4/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/6/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/8/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/8/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/12/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/14/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/17/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/22/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/25/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/27/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/28/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/28/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [3/31/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/2/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/2/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/5/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/7/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/9/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/11/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/13/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/13/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/14/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/15/46]
Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/16/46] Letter from Richard Merwin to wife Sally-Ann [4/18/46] Post card to Sally-Ann Merwin from Betty [1/3/46]
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