Letter presents puzzle to museum
April 3, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (April 3, 2014) -- A letter mailed to a Soldier stationed at Fort Jackson during World War II was recently donated to the Basic Combat Training Museum.
The letter was mailed from New Cumberland, Pa., on July 2, 1943, to Sgt. Maurice J. Darlington, Division HQ, Company A. It was written on novelty paper, made of thick card stock and cut into jigsaw pieces. The letter was, presumably, to be assembled by the recipient.
Beyond that, little else is known about the letter, said Museum Director Henry Howe. The artifact was found at an antique store by a post employee, who has since donated it to the museum. There are no plans yet to put the item on display.
"We're going to evaluate it and see where it fits into the museum story," Howe said.