Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 22, 1944 – Monday

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Everyone is busy as can be. The push is supposed to come off tomorrow but no one knows for sure. Every one was issued a gas mask. It looks like it won’t be long now. We played a ball game … Continue reading

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Letter Home – May 21, 1944

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Dear Mother, While I have a little time, I will answer all of your old letters. The dates on them are as follows. April 9, dad’s, 19, 21, 22, 24, 252627, 28, 30 May 2, 4, 6, 7. Also before … Continue reading

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May 21, 1944 – Sunday

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We worked hard all day on the 3rd Division prison camp, and I am plenty tired tonight. The push should come off in a couple of days. The 3rd Platoon went up to dig in with the infantry. All of … Continue reading

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May 20, 1944 – Saturday

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We worked like a dog today getting ready for the big push. I was gone all morning after bangalores, TNT, cone charges and cratering charges. In the afternoon I walked over to see Snook. It was some walk. We played … Continue reading

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Letter Home – May 19, 1944

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Dear Mother, We have just finished a wonderful ball game. We won 1 to 0. Joe Pryz was on second and I got a hit to score him. Dad if you see Tony Pryz tell him his brother is quite … Continue reading

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May 19, 1944 – Friday

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Not much to do today. It rained part of the day. We had P.X. in the afternoon and I helped with it. We played “B” Btry of the 36th F.A. tonight and won 1 to 0. It was a wonderful … Continue reading

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May 18, 1944 – Thursday

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Went down to Anzio and Nettuno this morning to see if we could find some wine, but no soap. All of the doggies have drank it up. Picked up a few clothes at the battalion and issued them out. That … Continue reading

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Letter Home – May 17, 1944

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Dear Mother, Just got home from a ball game and we won 4 to 1. It was a peach of a game the score was nothing to nothing for fine innings and then in the 6th they got 1 run. … Continue reading

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May 17, 1944 – Wednesday

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Same as yesterday, train, train, train. I took a bath and went over to the Battalion a couple of times. We played the 81 Recon “C” Company tonight and won 4 to 1. In the last inning I hit a … Continue reading

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May 16, 1944 – Tuesday

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Everyone is training getting ready for the push here, but when it will come off I don’t know. Snook was over to see me and I took him home. We had a show tonight. Wasn’t very good. Came home and … Continue reading

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