Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 23, 1944 – Monday

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Two years ago today we left the shores of good old U.S.A. I have often wondered when I’ll get back there. It has been raining all day and there is little to do. Played some double pinochle. Williamson was captured … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 22, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines to let you know I’m okea. I’m still at a loss for words & something to write about. The weather is still bad, & if we could only think of some way … Continue reading

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Letter Home – October 22, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad I suppose you’re still worrying about your son Charles and wondering why he doesn’t write. Well if you knew how hard it is to write a letter with nothing in it you wouldn’t write either. Things … Continue reading

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October 22, 1944 – Sunday

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Here we are still in the woods. The company has been out all night and day clearing roads. I took a run into the town of Bruyeres to take food to the dozer operators. Sure is a bunch of women … Continue reading

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October 21, 1944 – Saturday

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Boy, they have been throwing everything at the “krouts” today and they in turn have been throwing a little themselves. These “Screaming Mimi’s” make you shiver a little. Not much to do. Got rid of some clothes, played a little … Continue reading

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October 20, 1944 – Friday

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We packed every thing up and got ready to move at 7 am. We moved about 30 miles over into the 45th sector. I saw an awful sight to day. A jeep about 50 yards ahead of us was blown … Continue reading

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October 19, 1944 – Thursday

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Tried to get the company fixed up on overcoats today. Worked on my property books and wrote a letter home. It seems I never have time to write to anyone but there’s nothing to say anyway. We were told that … Continue reading

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October 18, 1944 – Wednesday

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We all received a booster shot today. Boy, it’s really miserable around here. It’s been raining all the time. We are to move one of these days but we don’t know when. Played some cards and went to bed.

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October 17, 1944 – Tuesday

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Kept pretty busy today. Had to do a lot of running around and get some new equipment. Played some cards and went to the show.

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October 16, 1944 – Monday

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Worked on the clothes some more. We get a few things in each day so we try and get rid of them. We got a new company commander, Lt. Cook. He’s a good man.

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