ROBERT E. BRENNAN. World War II Letters; 1942. .1 cu. ft.
Robert E. Brennan was from Seattle, Washington. During World War II, he was a soldier in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1942, Brennan's unit, Party No. 9, was involved in the construction of the Alaska Highway in the Yukon Territory.
The collection consists of two World War II era letters with envelopes by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers soldier, Robert E. Brennan. Both envelopes are address to Brennan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Brennan, in Seattle, Washington, and were postmarked in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. In the first letter, dated July 13th and 14th, Brennan writes about receiving items from his parents, being at his fourth construction camp near the Yukon River, having another crew working south from Fort Selkirk, having passed the village of Carmacks working north, and working as a rear flagman. He also writes about the weather, insect pests, food, keeping a diary, and sending paychecks home. In the second letter, dated August 21st, Brennan writes about sending photographs home, hauling away part of a moose shot by another soldier, his eagerness to go home, and possibly seeing some football games in the fall.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2007.