Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 31, 1944 – Tuesday

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We got in our shoe packs today. They should help keep our feet warm a little while anyway. Spent most of the day issuing them out. Wrote a letter home and that’s all.

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October 30, 1944 – Monday

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Today was about the same as yesterday. Boy, is the artillery ever moving in. We have as much artillery here as we did at Anzio. Wrote some letters and read a book.

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Letter Home – October 29, 1944

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PLACE – France TIME – 1830 Hours SETTING – The sun has went down in the Moon is peaking its way through the tall trees. The night is going to be cold and crisp. We have a fire going in … Continue reading

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October 29, 1944 – Sunday

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Today is Sunday, but just another day. Chopped a lot of wood today and the exercise did me a little good. Did a little work and wrote a few letters. Received a package from home.

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October 28, 1944 – Saturday

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It rained all night last night, but the sun is out this morning. How long it will stay out I don’t know. Received a letter from Pat. The mail is surely slow. The company is doing its usual mine sweeping.

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October 27, 1944 – Friday

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It was miserable all day today. The company is working on a road through the forest. We built a fire but I kept pretty warm just chopping wood for it. Played some cards and went to bed.

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October 26, 1944 – Thursday

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We move today right after dinner to a new area. We’re still in the woods. It’s really tough going on the “dough boys” and I really feel sorry for them. We set up our tent and I popped some corn. … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 25, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad Guess I’ll drop you a V-mail today. We received a bunch of papers and packages today. I received a package from Gee with the cookies, candy and popcorn in it, and also about 20 Champaign papers. … Continue reading

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October 25, 1944 – Wednesday

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We were going to move today but the area we were to move into was shelled pretty heavily so we stayed right where we are. I received a package from home today. Popcorn, just what I wanted. Also some cookies … Continue reading

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October 24, 1944 – Tuesday

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I start on my 3rd year over sea’s today. All I hope is that I’ll be home before it’s over. Made a trip down to the battalion and that’s about all. Wrote a few letters. A kid ran over a … Continue reading

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