Erwin R. Eastwood was born in 1918 and lived in Oklahoma. He dated Melba Dee Code beginning as early as 1941 and they married in 1943. During World War II he served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Gulfport, Mississippi, Camp Endicott in Davisville Rhode Island, and the U.S. Naval Construction Training Center, Camp Lee Stephenson in Quoddy Village, Maine. Eastwood worked in New Mexico and Denver, Colorado, after the war. The Eastwood family had at least one daughter and moved to Denver, Colorado, in the 1950s. Erwin Eastwood died in 1993.
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Collection — Box: MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0116
The papers of Erwin R. and Melba Dee (nee Code) Eastwood document the life of this Agra, Oklahoma, couple during their dating or courtship and later marriage during World War II through their letters. The collection also includes a small number of unidentified photographs. At the end of the war, the letters continue as Erwin Eastwood worked away from the Eastwood's Oklahoma home. The letters in the collection are addressed to Melba Dee from her boyfriend and husband Erwin Eastwood, a Seabee...