Heavy-duty mail call, 1953
Frank Praytor ©Stars and StripesKorea, April, 1953: Pvt. Anthony H. Obert of Cincinnati reads some of the hundreds of letters he has received from the States after his name was broadcast by a radio disc jockey in his hometown. Some of Obert's fellow soldiers started the deluge by writing a letter in his name to radio station WCKY asking the audience to send him mail. They did. "I've answered some," Obert said, "but the situation soon got out of hand, so I told the boys around here to help themselves to letters. They have been coming in my bunker and picking out letters from their home states."
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