davidbrucehaiku: SOLDIERS DIE IN WARS

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SOLDIERS DIE IN WARS

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Teenaged girls sometimes

Wrote soldiers, but their letters

Came back marked “Deceased”

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NOTE: During World War II, many teenaged girls competed to see who could have the most pen pals in the United States military forces, but as the war dragged on, occasionally a letter addressed to a soldier would come back to the teenaged girl who had written it. The letter would include the reason why it had not been delivered — the front would be stamped “Deceased.”

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