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Letter recounts Soviet invasion

By Bill Woody · August 20, 2008 · Comment on this

Lawrence resident and retiree from the Kansas Geological Survey Daniel Merriam, 81, reads a portion of the letter he wrote to his wife, Annie Merriam, in 1968, while he was attending a conference in Prague during the Soviet invasion on Aug. 21, 1968, known as the Warsaw Pact Invasion. He also sent her a telegram from Vienna when he safely got out of Czechoslovakia. It was the first word she had heard that he was safe a few days after the invasion.

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