Monthly Archives: February 2017

Friday nite when I wrote my sad letter, I was really homesick

Oct 29, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad; Well I’m still living.  I feel a little better now.

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I want some letters; They are the only thing I look forward to

Oct. 27, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad; I have finally found time to write.  I have been working steady for 2 days. 

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They gave me bacon I couldn’t cut this morning

Oct 25, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad I received you letter and one from Dons folks today. I was real glad to here from Dad.

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We are learning how to use the M-1 rifle

Oct 23, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad; Howdy people! I got you letter with the stamps.  Thanks a lot.  I finally found out where I could buy stamps.  The Army doesn’t give us a thing. They even charge us income … Continue reading

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I slept until 6:30 this morning. Some luxary

Oct 22, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad; I sure am happy.  I got your letter yesterday.  It did me more good than all the shots they gave me.  I would rather get a small note from real often, than get … Continue reading

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We had better chow today

Oct 20, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad; Howdy People!  Guess what?  We had better chow today. The CO must have got after them.

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They say quarter master corp is the best deal in the army

Oct. 19, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad, Who said California didn’t have much fog.  We took a 2 1/2 mile hike at 5:15 P.M. and it rolled in so thick, I couldn’t see but one telephone pole ahead. 

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I got ate out twice today

Oct. 18, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad Well I’m still living, but I don’t know why.  We just got in off a 5 mile hike.  We had to do it in one hour.  My legs sure are tired.

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I was marked “NONE” INFINITRY

Oct 16, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad, Well here I am at Camp Cooke.  I am in the “Fighting Fortyth.

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We are beside the dead sea in Death Valley

Oct 15, 1950 Dear Mom & Dad Well here it is, 1:20 P.M. and still going.  We are beside the Dead Sea in Death Valley.  We have a new engine and its pretty fast.  The temp. must be 110° with … Continue reading

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