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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Military Mail

Throughout America’s history, soldiers have treasured letters and care packages received from loved ones back home. Just how have these precious items reached far-off recipients through the years? What role has the mail played in the lives of the men and women who serve and their families? “Mail Call,” a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communications—from the American Revolution to the current war in Afghanistan … (click to read more)