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Collection Reference Number GLC09120.499
From Archive Folder Collection of WWII letters of Sidney Diamond to Estelle Spero 
Title Gamma EP Alumni Bulletin
Date n.d.
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Newsletter from Diamond's fraternity at City College.
Subjects World War II  Education  
People Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945)  Spero, Estelle (b. 1924)  
Theme Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Sidney Diamond (1922-1945) enlisted in mid-April 1942, interrupting the chemical engineering degree that he was undertaking at City College. Diamond was sent to the South Pacific in June 1943, where he served as First Lieutenant to the Eighty-Second Chemical Battalion. On January 29th 1945, Diamond was killed by a Japanese knee mortar while acting as a forward observer during an assault on Fort Stotsenburg, north of Manila. Throughout his time in service, Sidney maintained an epistolary correspondence with Estelle Spero, his sweetheart and subsequently fiancée, the letters from which she preserved.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945