Letter from Harry L. Cunningham to Oliver J. Bond, June 8, 1919
June 8, 1919
Col. O.J. Bond
I thank you very much for the recommendation you have given me.
It is true I wrote Major Moore concerning a position in some military school and he recommended for a position.
At present however
I have a place with my cousin in the contracting business and I do not think I could well afford to leave him now.
I am writing to Mr. Odom explaining the situation.
You have ask [sic] for my war record. Well, sir, it isn’t very much I am sorry to say. In fact I haven’t any. After completing my training at Paris Island I was made a “Drill
Instructor” with a corporal’s warrant. I served in this capacity the entire time I was in the Marine Corps and was never transferred from Paris Island. The only honor I won I think was that I was made 1st sergeant after about six months of hard work on the field. I was discharged on April 2, 1919, having been in the service thirteen months.
I want to thank you again for your kind assistance. Give my best regards to Major Moore and all the faculty.
I wish the very best for old Citadel when you get into your new place.
Harry L. Cunningham