Army Life – Dear Dad From Marian – Things Still Pretty Much “On Ice” – July 17, 1944

For a feeling of one family’s life during World War 2.

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

This week I will be posting letters written in July of 1944. Lad and Marian are awaiting Lad’s move to an Embarkation Camp and Marian’s drive to Trumbull. Dan is in London following the hustle before D-Day and Ced is still in Anchorage, working at the airfield and gaining flying time towards his Pilot’s license. Dick is in Fortaliza, Brazil coordinating things between the Army and the local workers and Dave continues at Camp Crowder, receiving more specialized training.

Lad and Marian Guion, 1943

Marian (Irwin) Guion

Army Life - Dear Dad - Things On Ice - July 17, 1944


Pomona   July 17  ‘44

Dear Dad –

Things are still pretty much “on ice” as far as we are concerned.  If the Army knows when we are going to move they are keeping it a deep dark secret.  But knowing the Army, we are mighty suspicious.

We have been trying to tie up all the loose ends so that we can move on a moment’s…

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2 thoughts on “Army Life – Dear Dad From Marian – Things Still Pretty Much “On Ice” – July 17, 1944

  1. Janet, Thank you for re-Blogging my post about Army Life during World War II. This is a separate time and place that quite a few of the current generation don’t know about. I appreciate it when someone helps give me a broader reach than I can manage. Thank you again.


  2. Judy – it’s so interesting to read your entries. I’ve told you haven’t I that my brother served in the Navy (Air Force) from 1942-1946. My sister Ruth went into nurse’s training in 1943 and then worked for a while in an Army Hospital in Southern California in 1946. And my sister Nan worked in Washington in one of the Government Departments. Yes I remember the War years!
    A while ago you offered to help me with the Categories on the new edition of Word Press. Did they just abandon assigning categories to each post? It was so easy and useful with the old Word Press.

    Best wishes. Janet


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