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1942

June 30, 1943 – Wednesday

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Boy they are giving us hell with their bombs now. They know we are coming so they are trying to stop us. I did my laundry and then laid around the rest of the day. I wrote a few letters … Continue reading

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May 6, 1943 – Thursday

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The first thing we did this morning was dig a fox hole. That is all of the protection you get here from air planes strafing you. The Germans had just bombed a town about 5 miles from us. We had … Continue reading

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Dec 31, 1942 – Thursday

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Wow! What a day. It is raining and snowing and sleeting all at the same time. It looks as if I am going to spend another day inside. Swanny is also very sick and has a high fever so they … Continue reading

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Dec 30, 1942 – Wednesday.

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Boy is it ever cold and raining here. Every one is staying in the pup tent today. It looks as if the rain is never going to stop. We didn’t do a thing today as the rain kept us in. … Continue reading

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Dec 29, 1942 – Tuesday

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All we did today was straighten up the supply room and tried to fix our stove. I went down to the P.X. today and brought 4 doz eggs. they won’t last long. We played a little volleyball tonight for a … Continue reading

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Dec 28, 1942 – Monday

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Not much happened today. We tried to make a stove, but it smoked so much that it chocked us out of the tent. We are going to try and make it different now. We buy eggs from the Arabs as … Continue reading

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Letter Home – December 28, 1942

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Dear Mother & Dad, Hello! How is every one at home? Ok I hope. I’m fine and feel swell. It sure doesn’t seem like there is a war going on here. But look out. You know that’s the only way … Continue reading

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Dec 27, 1942 – Sunday

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I went to 10:15 AM mass this morning. It started raining just as mass started so we had to hold a blanket up over the altar as the priest has to finish the mass once it started. In the afternoon … Continue reading

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Dec 26, 1942 – Saturday

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Well we sang songs until bed time last night and we had a lot of fun I gave my straw tick to one of the fellows that just came in. Boy it was sure cold without it but they only … Continue reading

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Letter Home – December 25, 1942

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Dear Mother & Dad, Here it is Christmas day and I have been thinking of all of you, so I had better drop you a line. I went to midnight mass last night and I also went again this morning … Continue reading

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