U.S. Naval Hospital, Norfolk – 1919

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Grounds of the U.S. Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va.  Post Cards of Quality.  The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Post marked Portsmouth, Va. Mar 21, 1919.  Addressed to Mrs. L. G. [Lee Goodliff – Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Michigan.

“3-21-1919    Dear Sis:  Taking a little outing just now or better say, a little rest.  With grounds such as these and spring just begining [sic.], I think I will make my stay indefinite. The hospital is also fine and the doctors, I don’t know about them yet.  As ever, Bill [William Peter Koontz, Florence’s brother]  — [and then added below]  Ward One, Naval Hos. Portsmouth, Vir.”

I had not heard that Uncle Bill had been in the Naval Hospital after WW – I.  I guess this post card corrects that understanding.   Uncle Bill, also a graduate of Ohio State University in Chemical Engineering, went on to actually become a Rocket Scientist.

 

 

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