My Dad, a WW 1 Marine Veteran, was Commander of our American Legion Post in 1943 when he received the following letter.It was written on American Red Cross stationary.
25 July 1943
Dear Mr Bradley;
"Thank you and the members of Post #178 for your kindness in sending to me the American Legion Introduction card.I feel very honored, and will do my best to complete my job with the spirit, courage and determination which was typical of your work in 1917."
Gilbert S. Tabor
The envelope in which this letter was sent had a return address of; Pvt G. Tabor, 11094793, Co C, 9th Bn, 3rd Regiment, Ft McClellan, Al.
Gilbert was actually a Jr, his father was our community physician and a WW 1 Vetran and among the founders of our Legion Post.
Gilbert was a medic and was KIA in Europe.
Like my father, I am also a Past Commander of our Post, and recently came across this letter in my Dad's archives.It is my intention to fram it and it will be displayed in a place of honor on our "Wall of Heros".
I know this is a long shot, but we would like to have more information regrding Pvt Gilbert S. Tabor, Jr.He has no living family, an only child, his Dad & Mom have been dead many years.If anyone has any recollection to him, we would be most appreciative.