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The collection consists of 31 letters or postcards by service men to loved ones at home. Nearly all of the letters are from members of the Naviglia-Woncheck extended family including the four Naviglia brothers: Louis (14 letters), John (one letter), James (one letter), Joseph (7 letters), and “Check” Woncheck (5 letters) the brother-in-law of their sister Anne. The collection also includes one letter from PFC James Faulkner to his sister and one letter from Pvt. David R. Curry to his cousin, Frances Faulkner, a card address to Ford Peters, a war ration book, a Draft Classification Notice for William Thomas Woncheck, Anne’s husband, and an uniform name badge for Sgt Woncheck.

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Collection Size

.18 cubic feet

Publication Date

Spring 2011


World War II, WWII, Second World War, War Correspondence, 76th Infantry Division


European History | History | Military History | Oral History | United States History

MS-120: Naviglia-Woncheck World War II Letters Home: A Family Separated by War