Monthly Archives: February 2015

French Legion of Honor Presentation

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On Friday, February 27, 2015,  Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago presented Charles ‘Chick’ Bruns with the Legion of Honor medal. The Legion of Honor is France’s highest distinction and through this award, the French government pays tribute … Continue reading

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Letter Home – February 28, 1945

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Dear Mother & Dad; Well here I am in the hospital I fought it all for quite a while but I was losing weight and everyone said I was crazy for not going to the hospital. I have “Yellow Jaundice” … Continue reading

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February 28, 1945 – Wednesday

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The doctor comes around every day to look at you at 9 o’clock. I felt pretty rough and stayed in bed all day.

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February 27, 1945 – Tuesday

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Boy, but they wake you early. 5:30 they woke us up to wash and get ready to eat breakfast. I couldn’t eat much. The doctor came in and looked me over. Said that I would go on a special diet. … Continue reading

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Hospital Visit for Chick

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At the end of February, Chick developed ‘Yellow Jaundice’ and ended up in the Hospital in Nancy, France. Here is his account of his journey.

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February 26, 1945 – Monday

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Went over to the Bn Medics and they sent me on to the 3rd Medics. From there I went to the 173rd General Hospital (Nancy, France). Filled out all of my blanks and went up to Ward D-1 room 306. … Continue reading

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February 26, 1945 – Monday

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Well, I felt plenty tough today so I’m going to the hospital. Don’t know how long I will stay.       NOTE:  This was the last entry in the diary that Chick has kept since he started his daily … Continue reading

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Letter Home – February 25, 1945

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My Dear Dad; So glad to receive your letter. Not often do I hear from you that you. Glad to hear that you have the basement all fixed up like new. I won’t know the old house when I get … Continue reading

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February 25, 1945 – Sunday

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The dance turned out pretty good all though I didn’t stay long. I have yellow jaundice and I don’t feel very well. Should go to the hospital. If I don’t feel any better tomorrow I will.

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February 24, 1945 – Saturday

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Finished up my books this morning and took a run down to the battalion to pick up some stuff. There is a dance for the company tonight. Don’t know how it will turn out.

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