This collection (54 items) is made up of United States soldiers' V-mail letters to Pasquale Velleco of Shelton, Connecticut (45 items); Philip H. Jones, Jr., of Shelton, Connecticut (7 items); and Mimika Frith of Bel Air, Maryland (2 items). Their correspondents included members of United States Army units serving in the European Theater and at least one member of the United States Navy Seabees serving in the Pacific Theater. The servicemen responded to news from home, shared news of other soldiers, and discussed their future plans. After V-E Day, several wondered whether or not they would be sent to the Pacific.
The soldiers' postwar correspondence includes brief references to their travels and experiences in Germany, Italy, Belgium, France, and England; a few provided details about their military activities. Two items are pre-printed Christmas and winter greetings, and one is a printed change-of-address form. One Seabee sent a copy of an "Inbad the Sailor" comic strip (June 8, 1945).