Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 18, 1943 – Thursday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponI had to work on my salvage certificates this morning, and after I finished that I didn’t have a thing to do. I spent the afternoon making pillow slips out of an old sheet that was brought over from the … Continue reading

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March 17, 1943 – Wednesday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponToday is salvage day and I have to take care of it. Not much else happened today. The 3rd platoon & the 2nd platoon played a game tonight and I bet 5 bucks again and won. The score was 7 … Continue reading

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March 16, 1943 – Tuesday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe started garnishing nets to day and it’s sure a job. Most of the company is working on it. We are going to play the 2nd platoon a ball game tonight and I have 5 bucks bet on the game. … Continue reading

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March 15, 1943 – Monday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe had to clean house today and get our equipment down as light as possible. We will soon be going up to the front and I’m glad. I had to turn in all of our 37 mm guns & ammunition. … Continue reading

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Letter Home – March 14, 1943

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponDear Mother & Dad; Here it is Sunday in time for another letter to you both. A told you in my last letter that we were going to play HQ., Co. A ball game today. Well we are but it … Continue reading

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March 14, 1943 – Sunday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponEveryone seem to be going toward the front so I didn’t go to mass this morning. They ran a truck into town but only so many can go. I wrote letters all morning and in the afternoon we played HQ … Continue reading

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March 13, 1943 – Saturday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponWe just loafed around all morning but in the afternoon we played “C” Company a ball game. I pitched and only allowed 3 hits but our team made 6 errors so we lost 4 to 1. It was a good … Continue reading

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March 12, 1943 – Friday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponI had a little typing to do today, I had to get in some requisitions and that was about all. I cleaned about 4 machine guns and then went to eat early chow. We had chicken and I ate plenty. … Continue reading

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More about keeping his diary

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponChick talks more about his diary, how he has never read it. Filmed 2007 at the studios of WILL, University of Illinois as part of the “WWII Central Illinois Stories” series

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March 11, 1943 – Thursday

FacebookRedditTwitterStumbleUponToday I made out my salvage certificates and turned in my salvage. Out side of that I didn’t do a damn thing. In the evening we played the first platoon softball and we won 11 to 7.  Badali pitched and … Continue reading

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