Telegram, Adjutant General William Bergin to Winona Abbott
A telegram from United States Army Adjutant General William Bergin to Winona Abbott informing her that her husband’s name, Robert Abbott, was included on a list of captured American military personnel provided by enemy forces.
SYB751 BB693 1951 DEC 19 PM 9 25
=WUX WASHINGTON DC 19 541P=
MRS WINONA ABBOTT, DLR IMMY= REPORT DELIVERY=
6 ALDERA PL ROCHESTER NY=
THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY HAS ASKED ME TO INFORM YOU THAT
THE NAME [redacted] BELIEVED TO BE THAT OF YOUR HUSBAND
IS INCLUDED IN A LIST OF PRISONERS SUPPOSED
TO BE HELD BY ENEMY FORCES. THIS LIST WAS PROVIDED BY
ENEMY FORCES. IT IS NOT YET VERIFIED AND NO ASSURANCE AS
TO ITS ACCURACY CAN BE GIVEN AT THIS TIME. WHEN IT IS CERTAIN
THAT THIS IS A TRUE LIST YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND WITHOUT REQUEST ON YOUR PART=
WM E BERGIN MAJOR GENERAL USA
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY=.