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I enjoyed your article in the magazine (Fall 2010 “The Last Rich Year”). I suppose it was especially meaningful to me since I was at Pacific from 1941 until January 1943...Edsel V. Colvin '42, Gold Beach, Ore.

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I enjoyed your article in the magazine (Fall 2010 “The Last Rich Year”). I suppose it was especially meaningful to me since I was at Pacific from 1941 until January 1943, and knew Paul Ostrander '46 and Clinton Gruber '47 very well. Paul and I were both in Mac Hall and Clinton was such a friendly guy everyone knew him. As a matter of fact, there were so few of us at Pacific in those years that practically everyone knew each other.

While I was at Pacific I wrote many letters to my father, some of which have been reproduced in my book, "Got to Go Now." After leaving Pacific for the Army, I continued writing to Dad and ended up writing some 300 letters to him. I was in the Army 33 months and was a first scout in the 410th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Division. We went on the front line in November 1944 in the Vosges Mountains.

About ten years ago, my son Paul Colvin, discovered that I had all 300 of those letters. My dad had saved every one of them. Paul and I then collaborated on a book, which included those letters. We had the book published and sold about 1,200 copies. I have included at the bottom my web page address which I thought you might find interesting.

Edsel V. Colvin '42
Gold Beach, Ore.
http://home.comcast.net/~pvcolvin/edsel.html