To day I took my first bath in France

VMAIL July 16, 1944 Dear Helen, I will take time to answer your letter of Jun 27. I got it July 15th. To day I took my first bath in France. My last bath was over a month ago. Some of the fellows  went to a pond. The water was cold as heck. It hans’t Read more

That was one fourth the fire crackers was going off for keeps.

July 5, 1944 Dear Ann, By now you should have received my letters from France. I got your letter of June 6th. Today the air mail dated June 12. I probably would have got it sooner, But the last week or so we have been jumping here and there on the peninsula had a bit Read more

never was so scared in my life

VMAIL Dear Ann, I have this one V-Mail sheet handy. So I will fill it out to you I already wrote one to Sylvia + Lou Molet in Cheboygan Mich. I received your letter of June 6th. Was glad to here you was praying for me and believe me I think we needed it  we Read more

Played a little “pinuckle”

VMAIL June 25, 1944 Dear Ben, Helen + Children I have a little time and don’t know what to do with myself. So I will send you this, letting you know I am ok. Played a little “pinuckle”[pinochle] Don’t know how to spell it, but you know what I mean, lost a 100 francs $2 Read more

after a few exciting days

VMAIL June 22, 1944 Dear Ann, You are always saying you haven’t heard from me for two or three weeks. So this should reach you one week after my last letter. I am in fine health taking a little rest after a few exciting days. It is a little cool today love to have to Read more

Since then I had a little of it. Its not nice.

France June 19, 1944 Dear Ben + All How are all of you back home? fine I hope. As for me I am in the pink of health. You probably heard from Ann by now that I am in France. I wrote to her shortly after we arrived here. Since then I had a little Read more

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