The postman delivers a letter to Indiana's Eder family from son Bill, serving in the Navy, 1944. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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The postman delivers a letter to Indiana's Eder family from son Bill, serving in the Navy, 1944. (Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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