WAR LETTERS

Letters Home from Soldiers at War

The "War Letters" radio program features letters written by American men and women who fought, bled and died to preserve freedom throughout the nation's history. The program was inspired by the "Legacy Project", a non-profit organization in Washington DC that has collected over 50,000 letters sent home from all American wars. The letters presented here were selected from the dozens sent to us by people from all over the state of Nebraska. The letters provided on this site cover a range from as far back as the Civil War and as recently as Vietnam.

Nebraska Public Radio Network Manager Steve Robinson developed and produced the program. We are also offering a Producer's Postscript from Steve Robinson, who produced and directed the Nebraska War Letters project.

Full Radio Program
"War Letters"

Copyright/Disclaimer Information
The copyright in "War Letters" is held by the authors of the letters or their estates and no use of these letters should be made without permission from the copyright holders.

The content on this site contains graphic descriptions of war, battle and death, and may not be suitable for children. User discretion is advised. The content of the letters on this site is unedited and in a few instances contains derogatory references to people from other nations. Nebraska Public Radio and NET Online do not condone or in any way advocate the use of such words or phrases.

Underwriting
The "War Letters" project was made possible with a grant from the Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Indian Creek Gold Course, Elkhorn, Nebraska; Jacob North Companies, Lincoln, Nebraska; and Berry, Kelley, Hansen and Reiman, Attorneys at Law and Veterans' Advocates, Lincoln, Nebraska.Additional funding has been provided by the Stewart Family Fund of Lincoln, Nebraska.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

HOMESICKNESS

CONDITIONS OF WAR

LEVITY

COMBAT

DEATH OF LOVED ONES

LETTERS FROM FAMILY

VICTORY

SACRIFICE

NOTES