Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 31, 1944 – Thursday

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We left today ahead of the company as we have to pull a trailer full of lumber. The scenery is surely beautiful. I can’t get over it. The truck has been missing all day so we had to be shoved … Continue reading

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August 30, 1944 – Wednesday

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I don’t know if we will move or not today. I wrote a few letters and received a couple of packages from home. One was from I.C. Collins with a 1/2 pint of whiskey in it. We stayed here tonight … Continue reading

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Letter Home – August 29, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad Move, move, move, you have little time for anything else here. I’m telling you, I’m having the time of my life, that is as long as the Jerries keep running. I can’t get over the way … Continue reading

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August 29, 1944 – Tuesday

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Here we are waiting to go again. Boy this is the life. Move, move, move. The infantry just keeps rolling along. We moved after supper to the other side of Montelimar. The infantry had just shoved the Germans out and … Continue reading

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August 28, 1944 – Monday

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We are to move some time today – how far, I don’t know. We went about 10 more miles and stayed all night. Played some cards and wrote a couple of letters.

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August 27, 1944 – Sunday

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We moved this morning about 10 miles. Pulled into an area and expected to move any minute but we stayed all day. Played cards and had my second mail call. Read my letters in bed.

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August 26, 1944 – Saturday

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They had quite a scrap here at this house we are staying at. One German was hit pretty hard and was just about split in two. Maggots were crawling all over him and he stank something awful. There was also … Continue reading

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August 25, 1944 – Friday

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We went to find the company early this morning. There is no front at all. The infantry just keeps moving ahead a few snipers and rear guard action is about all. We found the company only to find out that … Continue reading

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Letter Home – August 24, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad Sorry for not writing more often but I’m afraid you will have to settle for a letter every now and then. The news papers should tell you that we are pretty busy. This country is very … Continue reading

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August 24, 1944 – Thursday

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We moved today about 20 miles. Crossed the Duvance river by fording it. We pulled into one area and stayed about an hour. Then moved to the next area. We had to unload the truck and go back after the … Continue reading

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