GI Bill

WWII letters penned from battlefield show soldiers' ties to Penn State Altoona

Nearly 75 years after the end of World War II, correspondence from approximately 100 Penn State students and faculty members who served overseas has found a permanent home at the Robert E. Eiche Library at Penn State Altoona. The collection of 500 letters has been preserved by the library to offer students and researchers firsthand accounts of the everyday lived experiences of local soldiers during the war.