World War II: Surrogate son writes from Seymour Johns Field, North Carolina

Once again we hear from Frank Gartz's best friend, Frank Von Arx, this time posted in North Carolina. Eighteen-year olds from small towns, farmland and forest, and insulated city neighborhoods, were seeing the country as they moved through their training - and ultimately into war. Here Von Arx is keeping my grandmother, up-to-date on his whereabouts and including a cool photo of the B-17 bomber.