Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 31, 1945 – Wednesday

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The infantry is still moving but they are flanking Colmar. The company has been putting up a lot of foot bridges as there are plenty of canals to cross. We moved this morning to a new area. For the first … Continue reading

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January 30, 1945 – Tuesday

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Don’t know how the attack is coming. Some say the French are going to take Colmar and we are going around it. Hope they get Colmar soon so we can move in.

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January 29, 1945 – Monday

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We had to get some more boats today. The attack starts at 9 tonight. The artillery starts at 8:30 pm. We had to go after another load of boats and take them up to the canal. God the artillery is … Continue reading

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January 28, 1945 – Sunday

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Joe Pryz and I went to mass this morning. Then worked on boats all day loading and blowing them up. They are going to make another attack tonight. So we have to be ready. They called the attack off for … Continue reading

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January 27, 1945 – Saturday

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Today was about the same as yesterday except for the trip to battalion.

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Letter Home – January 26, 1945

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Dear Mother & Dad, I have a few letters here from you dated Dec 28, Jan 2, 6, 7th. Ha, ha. Mother I have to laugh when you tell me not too visit these girls over here. What do you … Continue reading

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January 26, 1945 – Friday

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Things are pretty quiet today, not much activity going on. Had to make a trip to the battalion. Listened to the radio and went to bed.

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January 25, Thursday

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The attack isn’t going any too well. It’s pretty tough going. Dead G.I.’s and Germans are laying all over the place. A few prisoners are coming in. One of the fellows in our outfit was on a truck and the … Continue reading

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Letter Home – January 24, 1945

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Dear Mother & Dad, Here it is two days passed your birthday dad, and I didn’t write you a birthday letter. Happy birthday now anyway. I’ve been on a pass for a change. Had a fine day rest, first one … Continue reading

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January 24, 1945 – Wednesday

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Boy, I haven’t heard anything like this artillery fire that’s going on before. It has been going steady since last night at 9:30 pm and old Germany is throwing it back just as fast. Received a little mail and I … Continue reading

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