Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 30, 1944 – Sunday

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Had a big air raid last night. Saw three planes go down in flame. Got out a few requisitions this morning and then went to Mass. Messed around doing odd jobs in the afternoon. Played ball and cards in the … Continue reading

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Letter Home – April 29, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad; Here it is your birthday mom, so I’ll say happy birthday to you. I have thought about you all day and when mail call came I received four letters from you. Did you have a nice … Continue reading

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April 29, 1944 – Saturday

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Today is Mom’s birthday. How I would love to be home and give her a big kiss, but it looks as if we will be stuck over here forever. I surely hope they start the second front soon so we … Continue reading

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April 28, 1944 – Friday

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The days are just about the same every day. The 3rd is getting relieved by the 45th and the rumors are flying. Played the 81st Recon tonight and won 3 to 2. I pitched a pretty good game. Had a … Continue reading

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Letter Home – April 27, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad; Well today is my birthday. But I didn’t notice any change in myself, just the same old kid. I thought of you both all day and wondered what you were thinking about. I haven’t had time … Continue reading

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Happy 95th Birthday ‘Chick’

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Today is Chick Bruns 95th Birthday.  Every day he reads this diary, the first time since he wrote it 70 years ago. Dad, this is your Birthday Greeting from the hundreds of diary followers you have.  Thanks for documenting your … Continue reading

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April 27, 1944 – Thursday

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Today is my birthday. Not much of a birthday though. Just another day. Drove over to the Battalion a few times. Read a little and played ball after chow. Wrote a few letters and went to bed.

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April 26, 1944 – Wednesday

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Same as yesterday. Nothing doing. They had an air raid last night, but it was on a small scale. We played the 3rd pl. and got beat 8 to 7 in extra innings. Too many errors lost the ball game. … Continue reading

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Chick Bruns No. 1 Pitcher in Anzio Base Ball League

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BY PAT HARMON News Gazette Sports Editor While Bucky Walters is setting the pace in major leagues and Joe Veltre is off to a flying start in the Eastern Illinois, a Champaign boy is the leading pitcher in a baseball … Continue reading

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April 25, 1944 – Tuesday

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Nothing to do today. Read most of the day and played the 81st Recon tonight. We lost 6 to 3. I just couldn’t pitch at all. Tough we had to lose, but you can’t win them all. Went to the … Continue reading

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