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Letter Home – February 22 1943

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Dear Mother and Dad; We’ll another convoy came in today and I received a bunch of mail. I had letters from Gee, Bernard, Billy, Esther, Hixon, and Rita. I was sure surprised to hear from Rita. It was the first … Continue reading

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Feb 22, 1943 – Monday

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Well I went to town today but there wasn’t any use going as there was nothing there. I walked around for a while and then caught the truck home so I could see the boxing match. The fights were pretty … Continue reading

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Feb 21, 1943 – Sunday

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We had mail call this morning and then by the time I had finished reading my mail, it was time for mass. We have mass at 11:30 here. We had a grudge game with “C” company in the afternoon and … Continue reading

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Feb 20, 1943 – Saturday

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I had just come off of guard and I felt a little sleepy. I had some excitement last night. I saw two figures in the moonlight sneaking across a field and came in to the bivouac area. I was about … Continue reading

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Feb 19, 1943 – Friday

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I had to get some requisitions out today for clothing & equipment. That took most of the day and in the afternoon I had to get ready for guard. We had guard mount at 4:45pm. I had post no. 1 … Continue reading

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Feb 18, 1943 – Thursday

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I sure wish we would hurry up and do something, I’m getting tired of the laying around. I had a little salvage to turn in today and that was all the work I did. I read a little of the … Continue reading

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Feb 17, 1943 – Wednesday

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We just messed around today and did nothing. I tried to write a couple of letters and then went out to play volleyball. I played a little cards and then we had to fall out for roll call. To many … Continue reading

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Feb 16, 1943 – Tuesday

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Same thing happened today as yesterday. I did a little laundry and that’s about all. They issued an order to stop issuing candy & cigarettes so that means we are to have a PX. I hope they have some good … Continue reading

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Feb 15, 1943 – Monday

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We are expecting the General around to day so we will have to be on our toes. Well he didn’t come and all we did was set around and wait on him. The company is out working on the road … Continue reading

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Letter Home – February 14, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad; I received your Valentine today “Valentines Day”. Pretty good huh! Time right to the day. Our “V” mail letters will soon be photographed so you should get them much sooner. I’m sending you a piece of … Continue reading

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