Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jan 24, 1943 – Sunday

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As usual I went to 9:30am mass this morning. They built a boxing ring right in front of our altar so we had to move the altar. I played horse shoes all morning and in the afternoon we played the … Continue reading

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Jan 23, 1943 – Saturday

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Well I didn’t get my teeth fixed today. The dentist had some emergency cases so I will have to wait. We received some salvage, so I spent all day looking up the fellows it belongs to and tying it in … Continue reading

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Every day life in North Africa

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During an interview, Chick discusses what every day life was like in North Africa. This audio is from an interview conducted by Uni High students Natalie Dullerud, Claire Dickerson, Michael Anukwu and Joaquin Malik, as part of the Uni Class … Continue reading

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Jan 22, 1943 – Friday

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I was to get my teeth fixed today but the dentist had to go to Rabat so now I will have to go tomorrow. Today is salvage day so all I had to do was just take a can of … Continue reading

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President Roosevelt reviews the troops

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On January 21, 1943, the 3rd Division was present at the making of world history. On this day President Franklin D. Roosevelt reviewed troops of the 3rd Infantry and 2nd Armored Divisions on the main highway leading north from Sale. … Continue reading

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Letter Home – January 21, 1943

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Dear Mother and Dad; Well here goes another letter tonight, but I don’t have much to say. We had a band concert the other day, and it was really swell to hear good music for a change. It was put … Continue reading

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Jan 21, 1943 – Thursday

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We were up at 4:00am this morning as we had to go on a parade. It will probably be just some general, so I don’t’ think much of it. Wow! It turned out to be President Roosevelt and General Marshal. … Continue reading

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Jan 20, 1943 – Wednesday

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We worked like a son of a gun today and it was sure fine. We then went out to play volleyball and for a change we played pretty good. I am going to write a few letters tonight and then … Continue reading

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Jan 19, 1943 – Tuesday

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I was told to go over to Head Quarters today and do something in the Battalion Supply. I could have went over there and made a T rating but I was happy here in “A” Co so I’m going to … Continue reading

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Jan 18, 1943 – Monday

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Not much happened today as there is little to write about. We had the 39th F.A. Band put on a concert for us tonight. Boy it was sure good. It brought back a lot of memories. We played a little … Continue reading

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