Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 24, 1943 – Saturday

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I am going out with the 2nd Pl. today to lay a mine field. We laid 1,500 mines and then had to go back, pick them up and lay them out in another place as they unfortunately didn’t like the … Continue reading

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April 23, 1943 – Friday

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We rode out about 12 miles today to practice taking out obstacles in the water. We did all types of demolition and had a good time along with our work. In all it was a plenty easy day but a … Continue reading

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April 22, 1943 – Thursday

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We had a pretty easily day today. We hiked down to the beach (about 7 miles) and then played around on the beach in rubber landing boats. We all had a swell time, and it was quite a change from … Continue reading

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Letter home – April 21, 1943

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Your Mother & Dad; I still have little time to write but will drop you a line. We are kept on the go all of the time now, and by the time I get my face and clothes washed, it … Continue reading

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April 21, 1943 – Wednesday

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We got to sleep until 7:00 AM this morning and was pretty lucky to get that much. I worked around the supply room today and the rest of the company went out to the rifle range. I wrote a few … Continue reading

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April 20, 1943 – Tuesday

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The same thing happened today and it was worse than yesterday. Today we made 2 landings, one in the morning that finished at 2:00 PM, and the other that started at 6:30 PM and ended at 3:00 AM. All we … Continue reading

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Letter home – April 19, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad, Well here goes again. Have little to say and not much time to stay in. We are kept pretty busy here now. It seems like one day just ends and another one begins. I wish I … Continue reading

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April 19, 1943 – Monday

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We were up early this morning as we were going to go on landing maneuvers. This time instead of using Higgins Boats we used big barges. We were on the medium barge and they hold 6 medium tanks and personnel. … Continue reading

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April 18, 1943 – Sunday

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We went out to the range in trucks today and we were to learn how to take out a pillbox. I was a demolition man. The flame throwers and we two demolition men went up a ravine with machine gun … Continue reading

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April 17, 1943 – Saturday

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Went out with the company again today and the 2nd Pl. was attached to the 2nd Bn of the 7th Infantry. We laid a mine field of British mines this morning and after we got them laid out we had … Continue reading

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