I had hoped to post this yesterday for Memorial Day but found myself far from any internet connection. Even today I don’t have access to photoshop so I can’t set the scan straight. But I found this letter so moving that I’m going to post it as is, with apologies. I came across it recently, quite unexpected among a box of unrelated material.
It’s a letter from Dr. Lovett to the family of Lieutenant Robert La Prade ’42, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his actions in combat on Guadalcanal. A sadder letter I can hardly imagine:
Here’s my original post from Christmas two years ago about Lieutenant La Prade.