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    Default American Officer wrote letter on Hitler's stationery

    The Guardian published this article about a letter that Richard Helms - who eventually became Director of the CIA - wrote to his son on Hitler's stationery.

    Probably written with a fountain pen.
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    Default Re: American Officer wrote letter on Hitler's stationery

    Thank you for sharing Bob.
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    Default Re: American Officer wrote letter on Hitler's stationery

    What a powerful letter. It resonates even more today.
    To quote from Night and Fog:

    "As I speak to you now, the icy water of the ponds and ruins fill the hallows of the mass graves, a frigid and muddy water, as murky as our memory. War nods off to sleep, but keeps one eye always open."

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    Default Re: American Officer wrote letter on Hitler's stationery

    Thinking of my uncle, Jimmy Naylor, who landed at Omaha Beach with the 29th Division, Maryland National Guard. They were in the lead wave, and Uncle Jimmy was the only guy in his platoon to survive. So says family legend, but Uncle Jimmy refused to talk much about it, and nobody pressed him to talk. Our friend, Richard Morgan, jumped into Normandy with the 101st Airborne, and again in "Market Garden" and maybe a third time. Richard would not talk about Bastogne; we did not know he had won a Purple Heart until he took it out to march with several generations of the 101st in an anti-war protest twenty years ago.

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