Telegram Notifying Family that R.L. Holtz had been Wounded in Action
Telegram sent to R.L. Holtz’s mother, Amanda Scott, notifying her that her son had been wounded in action. The telegram lacks details about the injury, but assured the recipient that she would be notified as soon as the information became available.
W.P. MARSHALL PRESIDENT
XM.WA307 GOVT XV PD=WUX WASHINGTON DC 16 1159A=
MRS AMANDA T SCOTT
PO BOX 1008 COLEMAN TEX=
REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR SON PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ROBERT LEWIS HOLTZ USMC HAS BEEN WOUNDED IN ACTION 11 JUNE 191 IN THE KOREAN AREA IN THE PREFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY AND SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY I REALIZE YOUR GREAT ANXIETY BUT NATURE OF HIS WOUNDS NOT REPORTED AND DELAY IN RECEIPT OF DETAILS MUST BE EXPECTED. YOU WILL BE PROMPTLY FURNISHED ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED. HIS MAILING ADDRESS IS “MARINE DIRECTORY SECTION NAVY 3923 FLEET POST OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO CALIF.” UNTIL HE FURNISHES YOU WITH HIS NEW ADDRESS.=
C.R. CATES GENERAL USMC COMMANDANT OF THE MARIN CORPS=