• Creator
  • Renn, Francis C
  • Created Date
  • 1951-05-20
  • Description
  • Francis has learned more from Jesse’s letters and the Speed-O-Meter than he has from his parents. He was stationed at Camp Gordan, Georgia where he did his basic training before moving to Camp Cooke. His company is doing schooling on basic electricity. Francis hopes he will be sent to radio school. Francis gives the names of people Jesse might know that are in his company including Otte Case of Jeffersonville and Ermel Christenson. Alfred Yost... more
    Francis has learned more from Jesse’s letters and the Speed-O-Meter than he has from his parents. He was stationed at Camp Gordan, Georgia where he did his basic training before moving to Camp Cooke. His company is doing schooling on basic electricity. Francis hopes he will be sent to radio school. Francis gives the names of people Jesse might know that are in his company including Otte Case of Jeffersonville and Ermel Christenson. Alfred Yost and Herbert Hollkamp are both in the Navy. Herbert is on the USS Hibgee. He heard Alfred was home because of his father dying. Ralph Kraemer is in Japan going to refrigeration school. He says Lloyd Dold was stationed where he is now but left just before he got there. Francis’s company is moving to San Luis Obispo in a few weeks. This letter is part of the Jesse G. Dorsey Korean War Correspondence collection. Dorsey was the Director of Recreation and Welfare and editor of the Speed-O-Meter newsletter for the Louisville Cement Company. Dorsey began sending monthly letters and the Speed-O-Meter to local service personnel during WWII. He continued this through the Korean War and for sometime afterwards. less