Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, was created to establish the United States Air Force Academy at Camp Pickett in Blackstone, Virginia.

An office memo informed Abbitt of a phone call by a Joseph S. Porter, a constituent whose son was killed in action in Vietnam. Porter's son had a wife who had recently given birth to a baby boy. Porter, however, did not wish to have the last name…

Mrs. J. E. Newton called Abbitt's Chesapeake, VA office about the treatment of her son, who is being detained for going AWOL. One of the complaints was that her son was only given water to drink. Abbitt replied to the message via letter.

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Mrs. Hammer from Fort Lee arranged a Citizenship Class for the alien wives of soldiers. She requested 25 copies of the N-400 form and 15 finger print forms.

Walter East forwarded to Abbitt, through Garland Gray, his concerns about the development of a new weapon being tested at Fort Lee that could omit no smoke or flash. Also included is a brochure calling attention to the "atrocities" committed by…

L.J. Vittrup of Houston, Texas, wrote to Abbitt commending him for his stance defending prominent conservative and John Birch society member, General Edwin "Ted" Walker. Walker had, in uniform, accused Harry Truman, Dean Acheson, and Eleanor…

John E. Snow, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia wrote letters to both Abbitt and John Vaughn, Congressman representing Richmond, Virginia, asking them to intervene to stop the Army from building a new Armory building in his neighborhood off Laburnum Avenue.…

David Gardner, a twenty-year old man who was incarcerated at the Petersburg Virginia Federal Reformatory, wrote to Abbitt in hopes that the rest of his sentence could be completed in Vietnam as a member of the Marine Corps. Abbitt replied that…

W. D. Willoughby of Petersburg, Virginia wrote Fred Fletcher, Abbitt's aid, requesting the address of an Air Force private named Malcolm L. Davis. Fletcher replied that he contacted the Air Force, and in follow up letter, Abbitt wrote to Willough…
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