JOHN H. WILKINS (b. 1916). World War II Letter; 1943. .1 cu. ft.
John H. “Jack” Wilkins was from Belmont County, Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio, on October 8, 1941. Wilkins was stationed in Nome, Alaska in 1943 as a member of the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment.
The collection consists of a World War II era letter with envelope by 4th Infantry soldier John H. Wilkins in Nome to his parents in 1943. The postmarked envelope is addressed to G. R. Wilkins in Hendrysburg, Ohio. In the single page letter, dated May 23, 1943, Wilson acknowledges receiving his parents' latest letters, asks whether they know where he is currently stationed, inquires about his grandparents and friends, and expresses his belief that the war will end soon.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2006.