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Dear Folks: A Soldier’s Letters Home Released

Dear Folks: A Soldier’s Letters Home Released2020 – In a time when there were no computers and internet, letters were labours of love from far off lands; it could make you cry or laugh, holding untold mysteries within a quaint, many times over postmarked envelope. And when it’s a strapping lad of twenty-four who is blind in one eye, gets into the Army by faking the eye test, you know his letters can be anywhere from hysterically funny to downright absurd.
Meet Hal, (Harold W. Yorke, Jr), a tall young man with coal black hair, a strikingly pale moustache, tanned complexion and intelligent, blue eyes that spoke volumes. What started as a lark turned into an interesting career in the Army spanning twenty years. It took him to places all over the United States and to exotic countries like Korea and Puerto Rico.

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