Letter home – June 10, 1943

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19430610a-Lscan-600Dear Mother & Dad;
It has been some time since I have written to you, but you’ll have to expect it from now one. You don’t know one day from the next, of what you are going to do. I have been in a lot of hot places but this country takes the cake. My god! But it’s hot here. It hasn’t rained for so long now that I forgot what rain looks like. The only time it cools off is at night that way you at least get a chance to get some sleep. We are starting a new training schedule now, we work from 5:30 AM until 10:00 AM. Then we have off until 5:30 PM. Then we worked till 9:30 PM. From 10:00 to 5:30 is the heat of the day, and I hope we get to go swimming in between times.
19430610b-Lscan-600We had a ball game with the HQ Company the other night, and we won 4 to 2 in extra innings. It was really a swell game and the Fellows played a swell. That’s the first time we have played ball since we left Port Lyautey the 1st of April. We have come a long way since that time go. I have enjoyed every bit of it though.
I went out to blow up some duds today and they were so hot from laying out in the sun that I had to wrap my handkerchief around them to carry them. They were so hot that you couldn’t pick them up with your bare hands. Well this is all I have to say for today, goodbye an please don’t worry. I’ll be thinking and loving you both.
Your Son “Chick”

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