[WWII: Letters – High School Student]

[WWII: Letters – High School Student]

Today’s letter is from a slightly older guy than the girl who wrote the letter I posted yesterday.

A lot of young people back in the day wanted to join the Army as soon as possible to do the patriotic thing.

A lot of them even falsified their birth years so that they would appear older by the documents.

TO: Chernoyarsk Army Commissary
FROM: Vasiliy Yakutin, a 9th grade student

I ask the Army Commissary to add me as a volunteer to the Red Army because I would like to be a loyal guardian of our country and socialism as well as protect its boundaries.

I am willing to give all my strength and knowledge for Lenin-Stalin cause and if it would be needed, I will give my young life to it as well.

Please do not deny my request.

August 19, 1939

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