Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 31, 1944 – Wednesday

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The company was relieved today. Not much to do. We equipped most of the fellows that had lost equipment. That’s about all for today.

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May 30, 1944 – Tuesday

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Nothing much to do today. Just lay around and rest. Heard rumors that the 85th was moving up from the south and our company or battalion would come off of the lines. That will be a break. Played cards and … Continue reading

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Letter Home – May 29, 1944

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Dear Mother, I have a little time now so I will drop you a line. Sorry that I do not have more time to write at the present, I’m kept pretty busy. I am fine and in good health. I … Continue reading

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May 29, 1944 – Monday

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I got tired of laying around and the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with me outside of being shocked. Rather than stay in the hospital I took off and came back to the company. They are still up on the … Continue reading

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May 28, 1944 – Sunday

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This is really Tuesday that I am writing this on. I have been in the hospital. Last night we were resting along the side of the road. I must have been asleep at the time, and was also knocked out. … Continue reading

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May 27, 1944 – Saturday

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We moved again this morning to the other side of Cori, just short of Velletri. The 3rd has pushed so far ahead that we have both flanks open. The Engnrs were called up to fill in a gap in the … Continue reading

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May 26, 1944 – Friday

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We moved the first thing this morning to the other side of Cisterna. The town of Cisterna is completely demolished. I couldn’t believe my eyes. How one town so large could be tore up so badly. It’s really a shame, … Continue reading

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May 25, 1944 – Thursday

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Not much going on today. The dogboys are still at the edge of Cisterna and we are moving up this evening. We bivouacked just outside of Cisterna. The artillery is laying down a terrific barrage. Good night.

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May 24, 1944 – Wednesday

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The fighting for Cisterna is still going on. This one sight no one will ever forget. Doggies dying left and right. Being literally blown to bits. How they stand it is beyond me. So far we have had five casualties, … Continue reading

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May 23, 1944 – Tuesday

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Well, the big push is on, and what a fight it is. Bombers have been going over all day long. The strafing that came in on the fighting is terrific. Soldiers just literally being blown to bits. I sure hope … Continue reading

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