Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oct 22, 1942 – Thursday

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Camp Pickett, Virginia It is now 3:00pm and we are suppose to leave the camp at 3:20pm.  It is now 4:30pm and we are aboard the train heading for Norfolk, VA.  At 10:00pm we arrived at the Embarkation port.  At … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 22, 1942

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Thursday Dear Mother & dad, Well I went to see Harry yesterday. He was out on the range firing so I had to walk out there to him.  He was just so glad to see me as I was to … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 16, 1942

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Friday Dear Mother & Dad: Well Mom & dad I am pretty busy right now but I am taking a five and have this typewriter right here in front of me so I thought I had better write you a … Continue reading

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Final Training in United States

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During an interview, Chick discusses his final training in the United States before he headed for North Africa. This audio is from an interview conducted by Uni High students Natalie Dullerud, Claire Dickerson, Michael Anukwu and Joaquin Malik, as part … Continue reading

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And so it begins.

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Charles F. Bruns  lived in the East Central Illinois town of Champaign.  A local athlete, ‘Chick’ joined the Army in 1941.  In October of 1942 he was sent to the European Theater.  During his tour he was able to keep … Continue reading

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