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December 31, 1943 – Friday

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New Year’s Eve. We had to move our tent over to the other side of the road. It has been cold and rainy all day. We sat around and drank wine and played cards until midnight. And then everyone but … Continue reading

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December 30, 1943 – Thursday

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We worked all morning packing the trucks and tearing down the tents. We left at 11:45 AM. I rode up on top of the truck and just about froze. We are just about a mile and a half 30from the … Continue reading

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December 29, 1943 – Wednesday

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It is still plenty cold. We stayed in the supply room all day. Not much doing. We are going to leave tomorrow to go back to Naples. Looks like another landing coming up. Went to the show, then came home … Continue reading

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Letter Home – December 28, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad, Well there’s not many days left in this month is there? Boy is it cold here at the present time. There is a strong wind blowing and what I mean it’s really blowing. It has been … Continue reading

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December 28, 1943 – Tuesday

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Boy it is ever cold out. The ground is froze solid. The wind is blowing hard and it’s really miserable out. We worked on three time forms all day. Played cards at night, read a little and went to bed.

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December 27, 1943 – Monday

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It’s very cold and rainy today. Rumors are that we are moving. the rain stopped but the wind is blowing hard and it’s cold. We played a little cards and then went to bed.

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December 26, 1943 – Sunday

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It is snowing up in the Mts. this morning. I am going to 10 AM mass. Worked most of the afternoon. Played chess until supper time and then went to the show. It sure is cold out and I’m about … Continue reading

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Letter Home – December 25, 1943

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Dear Mother & Dad, I have been thinking of you both all day, and wondering what kind of Christmas you had. I bet it was swell. As for me, well I guess you can call it another day. We had … Continue reading

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December 25, 1943 – Saturday

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Christmas Day and oh what a head I have. Wow! I didn’t get up until 9:00AM and then I beat it down to HQ company to mass. Boy do I feel terrible. We had a swell time last night and … Continue reading

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December 24, 1943 – Friday

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Today is Christmas Eve. It has been raining all day so we were not in the spirit at all. We have been working all day and the company has to put a bridge across the Volturno river tonight. “B” company … Continue reading

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