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How a couple of frisky Iwo Jima sailors asked for pen pals

In January 1946, a rather amusing wanted ad was published in the pulp comic book Rangeland Romances. “Three lonely sailors” of the USS Mellette sent in a request for pen pals that seems like it would have been hard to ignore.  The USS Mellette (APA-156) was a Haskell-class attack transport commissioned Sept. 27, 1944, conducting … Continued

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