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Letter Home – February 28, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad; I know this is going to seem kind’a funny writing carbon copies but this is the best way I can catch up on my letter writing, and also try to write a decent letter. I don’t … Continue reading

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Feb 28, 1943 – Sunday

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I slept till 8:30am this morning and probably would have slept longer but was hungry and I wanted something to eat. I wrote letters till after dinner and wrote until 9:00pm. I read a little and then went to bed.

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Feb 27, 1943 – Saturday

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We had to get the supply room cleaned up for an inspection in the afternoon. I went to the show in town. We run a show truck in town every Saturday and Sunday. The show that was playing was “Algiers”. … Continue reading

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Letter Home – February 26, 1943

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Dear Mother and Dad; I received a bunch of letters and another package. Thank you very much but I didn’t need it Mother. You see we get all of the writing paper and envelope Sweeney, and we get furnished with … Continue reading

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Feb 26, 1943 – Friday

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Boy the days are going by fast now and I hope they get the Germans bottled up soon. Most of our division has went up to Tunisia but I guess there is no need for us Engineers right now. We … Continue reading

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Training at Kaserine Pass

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During an interview, Chick discusses the little combat they faced in North Africa and his witness of the Battle at Kasserine Pass This audio is from an interview conducted by Uni High students Natalie Dullerud, Claire Dickerson, Michael Anukwu and … Continue reading

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Feb 25, 1943 – Thursday

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I had to turn in my salvage today so that kept me busy most of the morning and part of the afternoon. I had a little spare time so I did my laundry and then wrote a letter home. After … Continue reading

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Feb 24, 1943 – Wednesday

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Today is salvage day so that’s about all I had to do was take in salvage. We had another mail call and I received some more mail and a package from my mother. I had all of the stationary that … Continue reading

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Keeping a diary during WWII

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Chick talks about his diary, what he wrote and how he was able to keep it.throughout the war. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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Feb 23, 1943 – Tuesday

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We had a mail call this morning and I got all kinds of mail. Now it will take me all month to answer them. I had a little typing to do and then I tried to answer a few letters. … Continue reading

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