Man Donates Grandfather's Intolerant, Narrow-Minded WWII Letters To Local Museum
NATICK, Mass. — Visitors to the Museum of World War Two are getting a taste of what life was like back in the 1940's after Rian McMurtry donated his grandfather's congenially racist, homophobic, and sexist letters to his grandmother nearly 70 years ago.
The letters, reportedly found inside a tattered steamer trunk covered in European luggage labels, was tucked away in a dark, inconspicuous corner of former Army sergeant and Boston native Rian McMurtry's attic.
"I got real excited because I had seen movies that started like this, you know?" the younger McMurtry said of the letters he found after his grandfather passed away last month. "At the very least I thought I stumbled on some exotic Nazi war relics or unexploded ordnance."
However, after he jimmied open the innocuous foot locker with a screwdriver, his excitement quickly dissipated.
"Turns out it was just a bunch of letters complaining about how he had to share rations with the 'coloreds' in the 761st Tank Battalion."
November 7th, 19…
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