Letter from Mrs. Dara Mendenhall

Ina, Illinois

May 26, 1945

Dear Sir:

Willis conducting baptisms on Okinawa. 1945

I am writing you in regards to my Son, S/Sgt. Waldo N. Mendenhall, who was killed in action on Okinawa Island (April 14, 1945)

He was with the 184th Inf. And the 7th Division. I have been wondering if you could give me some information as how my son was killed. Where and how he was buried.

He always attended church and Sunday school when he was at home.

I am hoping to hear form you soon. As it will mean so much to me, I wish to thank you for the kindness of your words of comfort to the ones in service over there.

If it isn’t asking too much, Please let me hear from you. As I am just broken hearted about my son.

Yours truly,

Mrs. DAra Mendenhall

Ina, Illinois



Ina, Illinois

July 12, 1945

Willis A. Reed

Chaplain (Capt.)

184th Infantry

Dear Sir:

I want to thank you for letting me know about my son who was killed on April 14th 1945 on Okinawa. I would be very happy if you could take a picture of Waldo’s grave and send it to me if there are any charges let me know.

We are heart broken, and our hands are tied as there isn’t anything we can do.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Dara E. Mendenhall

Ina, Ill

P.S. This was Waldo’s address:

S/ Sgt. Waldo N. Mendenhall 36011066

Co “E” 184th Infantry A.P.O #7

C/o postmaster

San Francisco, California

Hoping to hear from you soon. Thank you very much.

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