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Sandy Wheeler - World War II

Sandy Dehner was the young daughter of Fred Dehner, a U.S. Army soldier deployed to the Pacific during the Second World War. She describes how his deployment overseas affected her mother and the family, and how they all coped with his long-term hospitalization from an illness contracted while in Bougainville.

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See also Sandra's Family Memories interview on being Executive Director of the State Farm Golf Classic for 27 years

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Fred V. Dehner of Lincoln, IL in his Army uniform somewhere stateside (Sandy's father).

Where:

somewhere stateside

When:

Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Mona (Lutz) Dehner's wedding picture Sep 15, 1934. (Sandy's mother) Mona was 22 at the time.

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Unknown

When:

Sep 15, 1934

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May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the original copyright holder. The ALPL Audio-Visual Archivist can assist you in this regard.

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Mona Dehner wearing the corsage sent to her by Fred circa 1944 while he was at the front.

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Unknown

When:

circa 1944

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Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the original copyright holder. The ALPL Audio-Visual Archivist can assist you in this regard.

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Sandy at age 5, circa 44.

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Unknown

When:

circa 44

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Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the original copyright holder. The ALPL Audio-Visual Archivist can assist you in this regard.

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Sandy in the hospital after her tonsils were removed, circa 1944.

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Unknown

When:

circa 1944

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Narrator's photo.

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Sandy and older sister Sharon taken circa 1945.

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Unknown

When:

circa 1945

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Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the original copyright holder. The ALPL Audio-Visual Archivist can assist you in this regard.

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Letter from Fred Dehner to wife Mona dated Dec 24, 1944.

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Unknown

When:

Dec 24, 1944

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Narrator's photo

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Letter from Sandy to her Dad in the Pacific, Feb 1945-color.

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Unknown

When:

Feb 1945

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Narrator's photo



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