I slept out on the rear end of the coach all night. It was pretty cold but I at least got a little sleep. We were to get at Marseilles this morning, but at the rate we are traveling it will be tomorrow morning. We played some more cards to pass the time away.
Charles F. Bruns lived in the East Central Illinois town of Champaign. A local athlete, ‘Chick’ joined the Army in 1941. In October of 1942 he was sent to the European Theater. During his tour he was able to keep is daily thoughts in a journal that is presented here. Additionally, photos, letters written to home, news paper articles, and historic references will be shared.
Spent a rough night as we have no sleeping quarters. The seats are as hard as a rock, and it was pretty chilly. We played a little cards during the day to pass the time away. We ate twice during the day.
Played some cards. Took a shower. Turned in our excess clothes. Had a PX. Got ready to leave. We left at 7:30 pm and walked a couple of miles to the train. The train pulled out a 8:50 pm. Headed for Marseilles.
Went out and played a ball game this morning. Laid in the sun all afternoon. Took a bath and went to the show. Went over and had a beer. It started to rain so we had to fasten our tent down. It didn’t rain hard.
Layed around all morning. Got a little sun before dinner and after dinner. They had a U.S.O. show for us so I spent the afternoon there. Went to the show in the evening and then walked down to the brew hall.