| Buddies in Korea of Bill Post Write Grandparents
The following letter received by Mrs.
Nelson and later relayed to Mr. and Mrs. John Post, Reliance, is
self-explanatory telling of the death of their grandson who met his
death on the Korean War Front:
Dearest Mrs. Nelson: I guess you will be somewhat surprised
to hear from us, but we are buddies of your son William who was in our
platoon at the time of his death. And we would like for you to know that
we thought, and still think, of of Wm. as a hero who has paid the price
He was killed on a mountain where we were being overrun by
the enemy. He was in his foxhole with one of his buddies when a grenade
fell into their hole. William made a lunge for the grenade, but before
he could throw it from his hole, it exploded and he was killed. His
buddy was badly wounded and is now in Tokyo army hospital in
We though we would let you know how it was and we would like
to express our thanks for the books you sent to our company.
We sincerely hope we haven't done the wrong thing by telling
you this. If so, please forgive us.
Sincerely yours, Men of the 1st Platoon