Oklahoma Casualties Database

U.S.S. Oklahoma

Cheshire II, James T

...You know there are so many things I want to know about and haven't heard about that I expect I could ask them all day long... it isn't every fellow who has a birthday and Halloween on the dame day and he should have twice as much fun as those who don't...well son, I'm hoping you had a very fine Thanksgiving dinner and that the day was a pleasant one. Wish I might have been there to enjoy it with you, but maybe next year it will be different...Mommie tells me that you are quite interested in the Nature Club at school...am awfully glad to hear that...I love you an awful lot son and miss you so. Bye bye for now and be a good boy. Love,
Dad
-letter from James Cheshire II to his son James Cheshire III, received after notice of his father's death.

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