Letter to Sgt. Lawrence 'Turk' Condon returned to sender

marked "Dead Killed in action Sept 4, 1918

my father's uncle!

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Comment by Lisa Fortin Jackson on November 11, 2013 at 8:06pm
Dear God. Can you imagine getting a letter back like that? Is that the first his family would have known of his passing?
Comment by Gerry Regan on November 11, 2013 at 9:53pm

Lisa, Turk's mother was notified of her son's death via a telegram from the War Department, which is also in my possession. I suspect the telegram came first.

Comment by Lisa Fortin Jackson on November 11, 2013 at 10:33pm

Still.  Really shocking to see it printed on a letter like that.  So sad, Gerry...

Comment by Gerry Regan on November 14, 2013 at 2:11pm

It's interesting, as well as poignant, Lisa. I'm the only one in the extended family that I know of that's committed to exploring Turk Condon's story, the only one in the world, then! I feel it's a noblesse oblige, and find myself wondering the unknowable -- does Turk know that I am struggling to understand his life, and death, otherwise sadly neglected?


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