World War II Army Adventure (78) – Dear Folks – Article Left Behind – January 5, 1945

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

5 Jan 45

Dear Folks –

Naturally I couldn’t just break off at home and come back to camp without leaving a little something behind me to remind you all of the few days I spent with you.  But now I find I must have the very article that I left at home.  It seems that the G.I. procedure is that every soldier wears what is commonly known as dog-tags.  So if one of you good soles (not a typo) would be so kind as to locate the missing articles and send them to this address before they Court-Marshall me – I sure would appreciate it.

My furlough ended on Monday at midnight.  The Jeffersonian was only 8 hours late – forcing me to miss two connections out of St. Louis.  Naturally I was slightly AWOL !! Only 12 hours late coming in.  But in the eyes of the C.O…

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One thought on “World War II Army Adventure (78) – Dear Folks – Article Left Behind – January 5, 1945

  1. Janet, Thank you for Re-Blogging my Uncle Dave’s letter to the folks back home. His letters give us a better picture of what life was like for one 18-yr-old volunteer for World War II. Fascinating story.

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