At the time this letter was written, Oates was serving as the state prison inspector. In it he reports on conditions in the Perry County jail, where there are forty-one prisoners (one white man and forty African American men). He notes that...
In the letter Frank describes the combat he has seen, including an attack by "suicide Jap plans" not long after his unit landed in the Philippines. He then discusses his efforts to provide recreation for his fellow soldiers: "I am glad I am here,...
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