In most cases, the only communication between soldiers and their loved ones back home were through the letters they wrote; therefore, the importance of these letters cannot be measured. Each letter from the Pacific or a European battlefield tells a story. If you have any correspondence from a loved one who served in the war, and would like to share them, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them. These letters are more valuable than any history book or History Channel documentary; they have a decidedly more human edge to them and serve as a reminder of the humanity behind both sides of the fighting. Whether describing the horrors of war, or just a simple letter home to check in, these letters tell the true story of World War II.
Some of the letters posted here may contain graphic material or content that might be viewed as offensive. The views in these letters are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent my beliefs or opinions.