Letter from Robert L. Carter to Caleb Foote
@ University of Massachusetts, Amherst
DescriptionChange of address to Quartermaster School, 2nd QM Regiment, where he is in Officers Candidate School. "For the first time since the date of my induction I don't feel mentally overpowered and weary. One's mind begins to work anew here." Does not feel he has abandoned his pacifism, but he is not a total pacifist. "Now, however, from my reactions immediately prior to and after Pearl Harbor, I see that I was never morally and completely convinced that pacifism was the way out... For to me a Hitler or Japanese victory takes on nightmarish proportions... One cannot effectively combat bombings and armored conquest with protestations of peaceful intent.
Foote, Caleb, 1917-2006
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