|Nevada Government & Politics|
|World War II & Post-War|
Soldiers and sailors often
wrote letters home to share their new experiences
with family and friends. One soldier named Johnny, stationed at the
Gunnery School in 1942, shared his excitement about taking his first flight.
He wrote that it was windy and compared the gunnery practice to "shooting
a .22 off a bucking horse at a `Bull Durham' sack." Many of the soldiers
who had trained at the Gunnery School returned to make Las Vegas their
home after the war ended.
1: Nevada Historical Society
2: Nevada State Museum and Historical Society