DECEMBER 21, 1943
MR. AND MRS. EVERITT SNIDER
DEAR MR. AND MRS. SNIDER:
ENCLOSED YOU WILL FIND TWO COPIES OF THE LAST ISSUE OF THE SPEEDOMETER CONTAINING MY EFFORTS TOWARD A TRIBUTE TO YOUR SON, SGT. CHARLES SNIDER, AND SGT. HOMER COUCH, TWO OF OUR FINE YOUNG MEN WHO SO RECENTLY GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
DURING CHARLIE�S PERIOD OF SERVICE I RECEIVED SEVERAL LETTERS FROM HIM WHICH I THINK DISCLOSED THE TRUE CHARACTER OF THE WRITER, AND AS I REREAD THEM NOW I AM PROUD TO FEEL THAT HE WAS NUMBERED AMONG MY FRIENDS.
CHARLIE WAS UNSELFISH IN HIS SERVICE AND ALWAYS ANXIOUS TO PLEASE AND I AM SURE YOU ARE PROUD OF HIM. THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HE WAS A GOOD SOLDIER MUST, IN A MEASURE, COMPENSATE FOR YOUR GREAT SORROW.
YOURS VERY TRULY,
JESSE G. DORSEY
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