Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 30, 1943 – Friday

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We had to run a mile this morning as part of our training. We spent the morning cleaning our equipment. We received a six hour alert then right after that they told us to pack up we are going to … Continue reading

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Letter Home – April 29, 1943; Mom’s Birthday Card

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My Dear Mother; I have been caring this card with me for some time and I hope I have timed the day write for sending it. I know you are worrying about me and are always thinking of me. Well … Continue reading

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April 29, 1943 – Thursday

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Today is my mothers birthday. We spent the morning cleaning my equipment and straightening things around the camp. In the afternoon we all went swimming in the sea. It was a good thing as most of us were plenty dirty. … Continue reading

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Letter home – April 28, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad; Just a few lines to let you know I’m OK. I still haven’t had much time to write to anyone. Tell them all hello and as soon as I find time I will write them. Maybe … Continue reading

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April 28, 1943 – Wednesday

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We packed up mostly everything except barracks bags and waited to pull out. We left about 12:00 o’clock for the new Bivouac area. I had to watch and guide the extra trucks over and load up the rest of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Chick

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Today is Chick’s 94th Birthday.   As a member of ‘the greatest generation’ we owe so much to the men and women who served in WWII. Happy Birthday Dad!

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April 27, 1943 – Tuesday

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Today is my birthday and I still don’t feel any older. We worked on the camouflage nets all day until 3:00PM then went swimming. The sea is a lot calmer than the ocean and the water was kind a warm. … Continue reading

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April 26, 1943 – Monday

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We were up early this morning and were soon at work tearing down the camp and getting ready to move. We left the Bivouac area at 1:30 PM. We pitched our tents as we will have to wait until the … Continue reading

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Letter home – April 25, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad; Today is Easter an I just seems like another day to me. We had mail call today and I received a letter from you and Gee. It was the first V-mail letter that I have received … Continue reading

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April 25, 1943 – Sunday

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Boy every thing seemed to go wrong today. We missed reveille and breakfast, then missed mass. We walked all over trying to find it. Later we found out that there is one at 4PM. We started loading the truck today … Continue reading

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