Monthly Archives: August 2015

Closing Comment

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Yesterday, after almost 3 years, my father’s WWII Diary came to a close and my daily journey with dad concluded;  but my journey with his experiences will continue.   My hope is to continue to publish photos, video and audio … Continue reading

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Home Coming

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August 18, 1945 – Saturday

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We turned in our sheets. Had a council. Drew our clothes. Got paid and had our final talk. Received our discharge. Now I am a civilian. I walked out the gate to meet Harry. He was the last person I … Continue reading

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August 17, 1945 – Friday

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We sweated out all morning of getting our names on the roster. Finally after dinner or I should say at 3 pm I got on the roster. We got a talk and then a Physical exam. I called Es and … Continue reading

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August 16, 1945 – Thursday

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We were on our way again last night, but Wilusz and I fixed some bags up so we could go to sleep. We are traveling through Pennsylvania now, next Ohio, the Indiana, and last we are pulling into Chicago. We … Continue reading

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August 15, 1945 – Wednesday

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We walked over to the PX this morning to waste time. We took our bags over at noon and left at 1 o’clock for Chicago. We make good time up until we hit New York. Then we had a layover … Continue reading

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August 14, 1945 – Tuesday

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We were treated swell last night in Watersville, Maine. The whole town turned out to give us sandwiches and milk. Then about 12 o’clock at night the Red Cross was waiting with milk and doughnuts. We pulled into camp about … Continue reading

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August 13, 1945 – Monday

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I laid around all morning. Ate dinner and laid around till 3 o’clock. We took our bags over and got ready to go. We went by trucks to a small town and boarded a train. We are going to camp … Continue reading

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August 12, 1945 – Sunday

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We landed in New Foundland at Harmon Field. We ate breakfast there and then took off for the States. We landed at Presq Isle, Maine. We drew clean sheets and ate dinner. I took a shower. Went down to the … Continue reading

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August 11, 1945 – Saturday

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Slept all morning. Went to the show in the afternoon. When we got home from the show we found our names on the board to be ready to leave at 7 o’clock. Turned in our blankets and ate chow. We … Continue reading

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