|Creator:||Dowling, Loran Alonzo, b. 1898|
|Title:||Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers|
|Quantity:||0.3 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 oversized folder C)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of correspondence of Loran Alonzo Dowling, a Marine during World War I, to his mother, Vannit Dowling, from 1917-1919. The letters were written from the Marine training camp at Paris Island (S.C.) (1917-1918) then from France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany (1918-1919) during his military service. The letters mainly discuss family and friends in Georgia, but also contain information on Dowling's duties as a runner carrying messages between units, trench warfare, being gassed, the people's reactions to American soldiers, and the battle of Saint-Mihiel (France) in 1918.|
Loran Alonzo Dowling (b. 1898), soldier with the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Europe during World War I.
Arranged in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Loran Alonzo Dowling papers, MS 2247. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.