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Letter Home – April 24, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad; If you only knew how hard it is to write a letter from here. There’s just nothing to write about. You just keep busy all day long and in the evening after supper we have a … Continue reading

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April 24, 1944 – Monday

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Not much to do today. Read most of the day. Had to go over to the Bn. a few times. Played the 1st Pl. ball tonight and won 8 to 5. Played cards and wrote letters. Went to bed at … Continue reading

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April 23, 1944 – Sunday

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They really had a big air raid last night. Wow. You could hear planes diving all around over the beach head and the bombs would practically rock you to sleep from the jar. Wynegarde and I went down to Anzio … Continue reading

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April 22, 1944 – Saturday

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We received a few clothes in today so I issued them out. That took up most of the day. We played the 1st Platoon tonight and I pitched again. We won 4 to 1. I felt pretty good tonight for … Continue reading

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April 21, 1944 – Friday

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Nothing to do today but look around for odd jobs to do. Wrote a couple of letters. After chow we played “B” Co. a ball game. I pitched again and won 4 to 2. Not a bad game, and we … Continue reading

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Letter Home – April 20, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad; Very little to write about, but I will write you a few lines to let you know that I am fine. I had a letter from Billy and he said that dad was out digging up … Continue reading

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April 20, 1944 – Thursday

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There is just nothing to do but lay around. Nothing to write about. Funniest damn war. Everyone just seems to be waiting for something to happen. We played Head Quarter Company tonight and won 5 to 4. We were licked … Continue reading

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April 19, 1944 – Wednesday

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We have been in Combat four days now. The 29th I will have 18 months over seas and 6 months of actual combat. Our Division has the most days of any division. Not much to do today. Worked a little … Continue reading

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Letter Home – April 18, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad; What’s cooking at home. Gee, but I would like to see the inside of a clean house for a change. But we do have a pretty good shack to live in here or I should say … Continue reading

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April 18, 1944 – Tuesday

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Not much to do today. It rained most of the morning so in the afternoon I got out a truck and packed the diamond down. We played the 81st Recon tonight and we won 5 to 2. They had a … Continue reading

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