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Letter Home – November 30, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad, Received a letter with the stamps in it, thanks a million. But pretty sure my letters, just as fast Free as they do air mail. Sorry that I have been a little slow in writing the … Continue reading

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November 30, 1944 – Thursday

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We had to move again this morning out of the room we are in to a new room. It took us most of the day to move. At night I went with Giese and Bill over to some peoples house. … Continue reading

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November 29, 1944 – Wednesday

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We worked all day straightening things around. I was pretty tired. We played cards and went to bed early.

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November 28, 1944 – Tuesday

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There was little to do today so Breunig, Zirkel and I went into town. We walked down to the Strasbourg Cathedral and it was simply beautiful. There are quite a few Snipers in town so we didn’t stay long. By … Continue reading

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November 27, 1944 – Monday

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The 7th Infantry went all the way to Strasbourg last night so we are moving in today. Strasbourg is a very beautiful city. On the way our supply truck rammed into the back of another trailer and busted the front … Continue reading

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November 26, 1944 – Sunday

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We moved today to a town called Schirmeck. It was a German concentration camp. It was surely filthy. We cleaned it up a little. We found some beer in kegs so now every truck has a keg of beer on … Continue reading

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November 25, 1944 – Saturday

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Did quite a bit of work this morning. Zirkel and I went down to the butcher shop and bought some beef. We made a roast out of it and had it for supper. Played cards and went to bed.

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November 24, 1944 – Friday

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We moved the first thing this morning to a town by the name of Saales. We are now in Alsace Lorraine. The town is mostly German. We are in buildings again. Played some cards and I finally won a little … Continue reading

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Letter Home – November 23, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad, Here it is thanksgiving day but what a day. It has rained all day and is it miserable. We had a wonderful dinner, “canned stew”. What a life the army is. We did have a pretty … Continue reading

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November 23, 1944 – Thursday Thanksgiving

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What a day it has been raining all day. We moved again and took all morning. Passed a pile of dead Germans and Americans along the way. They were just stacked up like wood. Must have been 10 or 15 … Continue reading

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