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Oct 23, 1943 – Saturday

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One year ago today we loaded on boats to go over sea’s. The two fellows came in this morning. They had been shot at, Hand grenades thrown at them and stayed in the bushes behind enemy lines all night. When … Continue reading

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Oct 22, 1943 – Friday

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Packed up and moved today. We moved about 2 miles and stopped for awhile. They are shelling our area that we are to move into so we had to wait until they stopped. We moved down into a large valley … Continue reading

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Oct 21, 1943 – Thursday

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We had a good nights sleep last night but you went to bed with the fear of being shelled.  Well they didn’t shell us anymore so they must have knocked out the guns.  We went and got some clothes from … Continue reading

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Oct 20, 1943 – Wednesday

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Wow!  Oh my god!  4:30 AM we came tearing out of the tent as we were being shelled.  The first shell hit and Wellman who was on guard at the time came in and woke us up.  I asked him … Continue reading

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Oct 19, 1943 – Tuesday

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We are bivouac in the middle of the artillery and when their guns cut loose, the concussion practically roll you out of bed.  All night it was bang, bang, bang.  Little sleep you get.  We worked all day.  We are … Continue reading

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Oct 18, 1943 – Monday

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I was on guard from 4 o’clock until the company got up.  sat around and wrote letters.  The company is supposed to rest today as they have been working night and day.  We moved in the afternoon about four miles.  … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 17, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad, Well I have been trying to write to you all week but no success. I guess you will just have to wait a little on my letters I know you will understand. You should have seen … Continue reading

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Oct 17, 1943 – Sunday

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We are moving today. They have the Jerries on the run again. I like to move every day, that way I know I am getting close to home. We are waiting to move now. We moved and got on the … Continue reading

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Oct 16, 1943 – Saturday

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Things were very quit here today. They are still fighting up in the hills. Only a few shells came over and landed a long way off. I got out a few requisitions and that was about all. The British and … Continue reading

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Oct 15, 1943 – Friday

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Boy what a night we spent, all night long the Jerries shelled us. We were about a mile and a half from the foot of the hills that the infantry were fighting in. we watched the tracer bullets fly all … Continue reading

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