Earl Campbell - Black Sweater

In the fall of 1917 Earl asks his mother to send him one of the comforts that reminds him of home- his 'dutch-belted black sweater'. His request continues over a number of letters starting in September of 1917 until finally 6 months later on March 9, 1918 the coveted sweater arrives in a box. The importance of the sweater becomes apparent as in a letter dated May 13, 1919 Earl writes: I'll never forget that foot-ball match I played at Kettleby in July 1916. My Black sweater was like a rag that had been in a river for a year. The very same black sweater that he requested is sent to him.

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