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January 22, 1943

December 2, 1943

December 19, 1943

January 10, 1944

January 30, 1944

March 28, 1944

April 5, 1944

April 22, 1944

May 31, 1944

June 25, 1944

June 26, 1944

July 5, 1944

July 26, 1944

August 31, 1944

October 3, 1944

October 26, 1944

October 27, 1944

November 29, 1944

December 14, 1944

December 21, 1944

February 13, 1945

February 21, 1945

May 7, 1945

July 26, 1945

Miguel Booker was born on January 29, 1925 in Venezuela and moved to the United States when he was nine. According to an article in the Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune Newspaper, Mike lived in New York for a few months and then moved to Dayton, Washington. He entered the army on July 28, 1943. His early letters say that he was a Pfc stationed at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma in Company H of the 222 Infantry. By late April 1944 he was in Company M. After serving one year in the European theatre, he received his discharge in October, 1945. One interesting thing about his letters is that he often begins in English and adds a few sentences in Spanish. Several times the censors thought he was trying to get an advantage over them, by using Spanish. In one letter, Mike was very frustrated that the censor cut out his Spanish words although according to him the message was harmless. Mike Booker died on July 20, 2004 in Davenport, Washington at the age of 79.

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