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Postcard from Duke!

My dad, Luke “Duke” Erwin Doerr, was in the Navy from 1939 – 1946. Sometime after he passed in 2009, mom gave my brother a few documents, including his birth certificate, a couple of newspaper clippings, a couple of pictures and this postcard my dad sent to his parents while in the Navy during WWII.  My brother sent me copies of them a couple of days ago (as most of you genealogists know, getting them was like waking up on Christmas morning). 

I just had to share the postcard he sent to his ‘folks’ dated 30 Oct 1943.

Postcard from Luke to his Parents from ship 1943
Postcard from Luke to his Parents from ship 1943

The family Information was retrieved from a variety of family trees, webgens and family stories. I will note citations as appropriate and hope the information assists you in your research, but please do not use this as proven evidence. Feedback is welcome!

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