Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 23, 1945 – Friday

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Took a lot of salvage down and turned it in. Kept myself busy all day and Zirkel and I went to the show up town. Came home and wrote a letter and went to bed. Haven’t been feeling a bit … Continue reading

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Letter Home – February 22, 1945

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Dear Mother & Dad, I hate to write one of these dehydrated letters but I haven’t much to say and I’m pretty busy at the present. We will get straightened around soon and I’ll have more time. I’m glad to … Continue reading

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February 22, 1945 – Thursday

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Just the same as yesterday. Plenty of work and no time for anything else. Went down to the gym and played some basketball for a while. Came home and I was tired. I went to bed.

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February 21, Wednesday

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Had a lot of back book work to catch up on so I was kept busy all day so I had little time for anything else. Popped some corn and had beer to go with it.

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February 20, 1945 – Tuesday

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Spent the day straightening things up. We are right next to a brewery so there’s plenty of beer to be had. We just sat around and talked all evening till bed time.

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February 19, 1945 – Monday

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We were ready to go early, but as usual you have to wait and go by convoy. We left at 11:00. The first large town to pass through was Colmar. We went through Baccarat, St. Die, Luneville, Nancy and stopped … Continue reading

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February 18, 1945 – Sunday

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Finished packing today. Loaded the supply truck and cleaned up around the camp. The 15th and 7th have both pulled out. We leave in the morning for the other side of Nancy.

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Letter Home – February 17, 1945

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Dear Mother & Dad, I have been pretty busy lately so haven’t had much time to write to anyone. Every time we come out of combat they always start throwing inspections at us, and getting us re-equipped again. Well we … Continue reading

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February 17, 1945 – Saturday

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We started loading the trucks up and getting things ready to leave. Worked most of the day. Wrote a letter and played some cards.

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February 16, 1945 – Friday

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Had to make out a lot of requisitions today. Took them down to the Battalion and turned them in. On the way back we lost two of our rear wheels, so I had to hitch hike back to the company … Continue reading

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