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Letter Home – March 23, 1944

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My Dear Mother & Dad, Well I have just come home from a two day rest at the rest camp. Not much of a rest, but it does give you time to take a shower and cleaned up. I hate … Continue reading

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March 23, 1944 – Thursday

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It was raining today so they decided not to move. Not much to do around the supply room. I wrote a few letters and then cleaned a few guns. The weather cleared, and we loaded the supply truck. Tore down … Continue reading

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March 22, 1944 – Wednesday

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We had hot cakes for breakfast. A swell treat. Went to the show and saw Kathryn Grayson in “As Thousands Cheer.” It was very good. Ate dinner, had an inspection and stood a retreat for our new General, O’Daniels. I … Continue reading

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March 21, 1944 – Tuesday

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We arrived at the rest camp at 6:30pm. We pitched our tent and then went to the show. We saw Bill Powell and Hedy Lamar. We ate breakfast at 8:00am and then went to the show. This time we saw … Continue reading

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Chick honored by French WWII Reenactment Association

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The French Association, Rock of the Marne, has named Charles “Chick” Bruns an honorary member at their annual meeting held in Holtzwihr, France. Organized in 1991, the Rock of the Marne Association aims to bring together collectors of uniforms, equipment, … Continue reading

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March 20, 1944 – Monday

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Well today is our 59th day here. It tops our last record. Badali and I picked up a few odd mines that were strung all over and cleaned up the scrap laying around. I was told I was going to … Continue reading

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March 19, 1944 – Sunday

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One of the trucks hit a mine last night. One fellow had his legs blown off and Tolliver was only slightly hurt. We unloaded the supply truck today. They started throwing shells in again so we spent the rest of … Continue reading

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Letter Home – March 18, 1944

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My Dear Mother & Dad, Just got through having a mail call. Wasn’t much, I received a flock of papers and a package of comic books and pop corn from Es and Harry. So we popped us up a pan … Continue reading

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March 18, 1944 – Saturday

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The kitchen had been shot up last night. They only have one can that will hold water. We or the SS troops had to dig the kitchen in. We worked all day on it. They layed in a few shells … Continue reading

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March 17, 1944 – Friday

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Had a big air raid the first thing this morning. Didn’t see any planes shot down at all. Vince and I cleaned up the empty mine boxes around the area. The SS troops had to sand bag the Co’s tent … Continue reading

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