Third Combat Cargo Squadron JKM/ak APO #433 C/O Postmaster New York, N. Y. 29 November 1944 Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Spangler Sr. 159 Maple Street, Pulaski, Virginia. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Spangler: It is with extreme regret that I write concerning the death of your son, Corporal Peter W. Spangler Jr, 13118844. The news was a source of sorrow to the entire Squadron. I know that there is no real consolation at this time. The memories of the past and hopes for the future are ended with the greatest finality in or human experience. These few things though I hope you will allow me to say, and possibly at some future reading you may derive a little more consolation from them.