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1943 letter describes Persia as seen by American G.I.


A page from the letter.

Imagine opening an old envelope and catching a glimpse of history.

Grand Coulee man Fred Long received a few items that belonged to his brother, Robert "Bobby" Long, after he passed away recently, including an unsigned letter titled "This is Persia, The Way a G.I. Soldier See's It," dated November 13, 1943 from "Iran Persia."

Fred Long knew right away it wasn't his brother's handwriting, but since Robert Long, along with his other brother Harry, had served in Persia at that time, Fred Long reasoned it must have come from someone Robert Long knew over there.

The letter is missing a few pa...

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