Claysburg boy reported dead may be safe: 1941

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Claysburg boy reported dead may be safe: 1941 - Holli-daysburg, Happy-New "Fo1-;r,v Claysburg...
Holli-daysburg, Happy-New "Fo1-;r,v Claysburg Boy Reported Dead May Be Safe Mr. and Mrs. Egbert B, Dodso-.t of Claysburg yesterday received word in the form of a letter from their son, Melvin J. Dodson, 20, reported! killed during the laid on H'ckam fle'd, Hawaii, December 7,' dated December 12, which led them to believe young Dodson may still be alive. "Here's hoping this finds you all well and good. This leaves me tnn and dandy. Don't worry about me. If anything happens to me you will be notified, n'though I don't expect anything." Hudson wrote. "We have had a real war here In Honolulu and lots of my soldier buddies have been killed." In closing his letter, Dodson said that ho had lost all of his personal belongings in the bombings. At the time rf the attack. Dodson had taken a furlough from th amiy service and was employed by tho government in Hawaii, pending such time when he planned to re-enlist. However, he was told, when requesting reeniistment that the government is in need ot workers rather than soldiers on the island at the present time. A telegram from the war department at Washington, D. C, had been received early on the morning of December 11 by his family saying that young Dodson had been listed among the casualties in the Japanese attack on Hawaii. A subsequent letter from .the war department also gave this sad news. The family now, however, in the light of the fact their son's letter, which was postmarked December 12, believed their son to be alive. It was not known when the letter was written and no further information has been received. , to

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  1. Altoona Tribune,
  2. 24 Dec 1941, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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