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Published on Apr 5, 2012

An official selection for the GI FILM Festival 2012. Letters on a Record Home will screen at 10:00 am Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Naval Heritage Center during the GI Film Festival. For tickets visit, WW.GIFILMFESTIVAL.COM/TICKETS

The USO, Gem Blades, Pepsi and local radio stations created recording studios where soldiers could send a letter home on a phono disc record. Their record, or voice, came to you by mail and provided a comforting voice. At one point, over 25,000 letters on a record were sent home each month. Very few remain but what we have offers us insight into the lives of the soldiers and their families during the second world war. Most soldier came back home to become part of the Greatest Generations. But not everyone comes home from war, not every soldier was able to keep their promise.

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