World War II;W. E. Brahmer

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Ford – Montgomery Company

Present Address of:
Btry B, 33 Bn, 8 Regiment
F. A. R. T. C.
Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Permanent Mail Address:
c/o Mrs. L. H. Winell
Zillock Road, RR # 1,
San Benito, Texas
(Mark: Personal—Please Fwd)

July 7, 1942

The Bryant Service Club
Bryant College
Providence, Rhode Island


Several days ago I received the June 1942 issue of the Bryant Alumni Bulletin. I was very happy to receive the Bulletin once again, and to read the news contained therein.

I note that my name was not included in the list of those on Pages 2 and 3, however, on Page 6, several parragraphs [sic] were printed regarding my present whereabouts.

If any of my friends should care to write me, please always use write me at my permanent mail address given above, and would appreciate the records of the College be marked accordingly, due to uncertainty of Army addresses. I would also like future issues of the Bulletin to be mailed to me at Texas address.

Expect to be here until the end of next week, as near as I can figure it out, at which time my 13 weeks of Basic Training in Field Artillery is supposed to be completed. From here, I cannot say at this time, just where I’ll be located.

For your information, Herbert Gulliver is of the Class of 1935 and not 1934 as listed. Herbie and I met in a nearby town of Lawton, Oklahoma the latter part of May and enjoy [sic] a very fine visit. It was the first time since 1935, when we graduated.

Also, I wish to inform you that Pvt. Frank A. Hurley, Jr. of Bay City, Texas, Class of 1935 is located at the Finance Dept. School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, near Indianapolis, Indiana. I do not know his exact address, as I always write him by addressing him at Bay City, Texas. In 1939 I was traveling the U.S.A. for The Studebaker Corp. of South Bend, Indiana, and was in San Antonio, Texas for 3 months in the Fall of 1939. Frank and Margaret Hurley came from Bay City to San Antonio one weekend to visit me, where I was staying at The St. Anthony Hotel, and we really had a grand reunion. One that we’ll remember for a long time.

Earlier that year, 1939, in May, I was traveling for The Studebaker Corporation, and worked a month in Syracuse, New York and Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Munson (Charlie—Class of 1935 also) of Cortland, New York visited me at the Onandago Hotel in Syracuse. We called our past experiences, and really had a fine visit.

In July of 1939, Donald Patterson of Weedsport, New York, who attended B-S from 1933-1934, paid me a visit at the Studebaker Corporation Head Office in South Bend, Indiana, when I was in the Head Office for a meeting. “Pat” and his cousin were returning from a vacation in Yellowstone Park. The three of us spent an evening at the Hoffman Hotel in South Bend and recalled old times.

My very best regards to you all, and I hope the above information will be helpful for the Bulletin and Service Club. It’s a grand idea, so keep up the good work. Your efforts will be appreciated by all the boys—I know, because I enlisted and was sworn in March 28, 1942 at Fort Riley, Kansas, and know just how those boys feel. Don’t let them down because they definitely will not let you down—ever.

Wally Brahmer
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