J. C. Faulkner Family Papers , 1944-1945 , 0.8 linear feet
This collection contains correspondence between J.C. Faulkner and many of his family and friends over a span of about a year, between December 1944 and December 1945. Faulkner's letters first discuss his travel across the country by train, from New York to Camp San Bruno, California. He writes letters along the way to his wife Bonnie about his travels. After arriving in San Bruno, he receives the job of "store keeper technician," and later is stationed in Guam. He begins the process of being sent home after the Japanese surrender on August 14, 1945. He must wait until he has enough points on the Navy's point system based on age, rank, and marriage and children. J.C. Faulkner's incoming correspondence includes many letters from his wife, other servicemen and family members. This collection also contains items such as Faulkner's personal notebook, Salvation Army prayer booklets, and newspaper articles.