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Samuel Boylston
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit: 6th Replacement Depot, 13th Air Force
Service Location: New Caledonia; Morotai Island, Noemfoor, and Espiritu Santo Island (New Hebrides Islands); Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Hollandia (New Guinea); Leyte Island (Philippines); Pacific Theater
Rank: Technical Sergeant
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Even before Mrs. Gerald Duquette opened her husband's letters from the Pacific Theater, she had to chuckle, thanks to Samuel Boylston. Corporal Duquette wrote frequently to his wife in Westport, Connecticut, and his buddy, Sergeant Boylston, an aspiring illustrator, would decorate the envelopes with humorous scenes of GI life during World War II. Boylston's ingenuity and cheerfully satirical view of life in uniform are evident in the 60 envelopes donated to the Veterans History Project.

»Photo Album  (3 photos)
 Creative Works
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»Memoir, "Pacific Letters."
[PDF: 49 MB / 119 p.]
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