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PO Swamped with Letters

Herald of Feb. 23, 1949

Letters from across the United States were pouring into the Martinsburg Post Office containing stamped air mail envelopes on which senders were requesting that the “first flight” cachet be af-fixed. Effective March 28, air mail and passenger service were to be inaugurated at the Blair County Airport by All-American Airlines.

The Murray-Appleman Post of the American Legion, Roaring Spring, planned a military service Sunday, Feb. 27, for Marine Pfc. Roy Kenneth Leach, who was killed in action May 31, 1945, at Okinawa. He was the son of Melvin and Hulda (Ritchey) L...


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