By the time friends and family got the news, he’d been dead for more than a month, right?
Kings Park, N.Y.
Nov. 18, 1918
My dear friend-
I received your letter Saturday evening and I really cannot express in words how shocked and grieved I was to hear of Joe’s death. It seemed to come so suddenly that I can hardly realize it to be true. I feel that there must have been a mistake made and that we will hear that he is still alive. As you say, there is some consolation in knowing that he died a hero and that will help us to bear our sorrows as bravely as he gave his life.
I have always written to Joe regularly and especially since he has been “Over there” and have had a letter, sometimes two or three every week until Sept 14th which was the last I received and in which he enclosed a very pretty little handkerchief.
I sent him a photo of…
View original post 64 more words