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RED CROSS GIFT FROM P.O.W. CAMP

 

   Pfc Frank H. Cartwright, taken prisoner by the Germans soon after he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, is this year's first contributor to the Pasquotank County [NC] Red Cross fund, sending $5.00 from his prison camp deep inside Germany and with it the warmest commendation of the organization.  Mr. Weatherly calls upon the county to match his gift tomorrow.

Cartwright wrote to his parents from the prison camp in Germany, and with it a formal authorization signed by a German officer, authorizing the gift; the letter passing through German and American Army censorship: it was written November 21, 1944 and passed through American censorship January 13, 1945.  The letter: "Dear Mom and Dad: I am getting along fine here and hope everyone is getting along fine.  I am working now and am glad.  It helps the time to pass quickly.  Some of the boys received their first letters yesterday.  They were sure glad.  You can see the Red Cross Society about writing and sending things.  They are doing a fine job here.  We really owe them a lot.
   "Tell Mama Alice [his sister] I really want to see my little nephew, now I am an uncle.  Hope he don't take after her too much.  Give everyone my love and don't worry about me.  I am getting along fine.  With lots of love to all the family. Frank
   Young Cartwright grew up in the house four miles beyond Weeksville from which his father, Charles R. Cartwright went off to war more than a quarter century ago.  He is the oldest of the children.  He has been in the Army nearly two and a half years.  He asked for service with the paratroopers and got his training at Camp Mackall near Pinehurst.  He went to England, and landed with his Division in Normandy on Invasion Day.

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