Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 24, 1943 – Wednesday

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

Boy it rained loud all night last night and so far is still raining. I thought my tent was going to blow away. I stayed in most of the day and took care of the salvage. Tonight I wrote a … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Diary | Comments Off on March 24, 1943 – Wednesday

Rank, Division and some Famous People

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

Chick talks about his rank, the division and some famous people who he served with. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

Posted in In his words | Comments Off on Rank, Division and some Famous People

March 23, 1943 – Tuesday

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

I wasn’t very busy this morning. I just straightened up a little and got a few things packed. We should leave any day now. We have 3 men and an officer leaving for Tunisia and Tripoli tomorrow morning. We are … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Diary | Comments Off on March 23, 1943 – Tuesday

March 22, 1943 – Monday

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

I slept all morning, took a shower, ate dinner and then went on guard. I walked from 1 to 5. Ate supper then played the 2nd platoon a ball game. My arm was sore but we won 2 to 1 … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Diary | Comments Off on March 22, 1943 – Monday

Letter to Isaac Kuhn – March 21, 1943

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

Hello Mr. Kuhn; I want to tell you that I was quite surprised to hear from you the other day. I often think of you and the rest of the help back at the store. I always thought that you … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Letters | Comments Off on Letter to Isaac Kuhn – March 21, 1943

Letter Home – March 21, 1943

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

Dear Mother and Dad: Well, I guess I have been pitching too much lately. The other night it was a little cold and the muscle of my arm tightened up on me. So I have quit playing for a while … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Letters | Comments Off on Letter Home – March 21, 1943

March 21, 1943 – Sunday

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

I got up about 9 am this morning ate and then got ready to go to mass. We have to walk down the road about a mile or so. I went to communion today also. I wrote letters all afternoon … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Diary | Comments Off on March 21, 1943 – Sunday

March 20, 1943 – Saturday

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

It was a dull day all day today and we had the afternoon off. I read papers all after noon and then had my arm rubbed down. I went to bed a 8 o’clock but read until about 11pm. We … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Diary | Comments Off on March 20, 1943 – Saturday

March 19, 1943 – Friday

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

I had to make out my requisitions today so I was busy all morning. In the afternoon I wrote letters. In the evening we played the 3rd platoon and lost 8 to 2. For 4 innings they didn’t have a … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Diary | Comments Off on March 19, 1943 – Friday

Letter Home – March 18, 1943

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUpon

Dear Mother & Dad; Being as its hard to get V-mail here I will have to write this way. We had mail call yesterday and I hit the jackpot. I had letters from 11 different people. So now I’m the … Continue reading

Posted in 1943, Letters | Comments Off on Letter Home – March 18, 1943