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1944

December 24, 1944 – Sunday

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I went to mass at 8 o’clock and again at 11 o’clock. We got a Christmas tree, but didn’t have anything to put on it but tracing tape and cartridges. Some of the people gave us some trimmings so now … Continue reading

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December 23, 1944 – Saturday

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We hooked up the generator today and got the radio going. I wrote some letters. God its really cold here. Every thing is froze up.

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Letter Home – December 22, 1944

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Dear Mother & Dad The well it looks as if the damned old Germans tore down our play house. We were to have a swell time Christmas. But no, now we will spend Christmas in the field. The people really … Continue reading

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December 22, 1944 – Friday

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Not much doing. The company is out working today. I wrote a few letters and that was about all.

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December 21, 1944 – Thursday

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We were up early and left at 9:00. I had to drive a truck as we were short drivers. We got to our new bivouac about noon. We are in St. Pilt. There is plenty of shooting going on. The … Continue reading

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December 20, 1944 – Wednesday

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Finished loading our truck as we are leaving tomorrow. Boy, it’s going to be hard to leave this place. Went over to Margo’s and told them good-bye. They all cried and wanted to know if I was coming back. I … Continue reading

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December 19, 1944 – Tuesday

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Today we loaded most of our supplies on the truck. Not much to do. Took a shower. Went out tonight.

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December 18, 1944 – Monday

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The same old rumor is up again and this time I think we are going for sure. It’s really been swell here and I hate to leave. The people have treated us swell and we were to have a great … Continue reading

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December 17, 1944 – Sunday

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Went to mass this morning at 9:30 am. In the afternoon Margo, Janie, and I went for a walk and took a few pictures. Went over to the house tonight, but didn’t stay long.

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December 16, 1944 – Saturday

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Don’t know how long we will be here, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed so we might stay for a while. We are on the alert to go up as infantry, don’t know what will happen. Went out tonight.

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