A Letter to His Mother

Reuben Erland Young was the son of Esther and Victor Young.  He was born and raised on a homestead near Bronco Creek.  When World War II began, he joined the army in the Governor General’s Foot Guards and was killed in action on October 21, 1944 on the border of Belgium and Holland when the tank he was riding in  was perforated by a self-propelled gun.  A second Guardsmen was also killed and Sergeant T.B. Murray was injured.

This is the letter Sgt. Murray sent to Reuben Young’s mother after his death:

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2 Responses to A Letter to His Mother

  1. War is a terrible thing, and yet it never seems to end. Such a sad waste of human lives. Beautiful letter. I bet his parents were comforted some when they read it.

  2. A. Nonymous says:

    What a beautifully written letter. Simple and honest. I hope it was comforting to Mrs. Young.

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