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Pendleton FIeld

I’m Doin’ It

December 30, 1943. Joe Damusis takes advantage of a slow period towards the end of the year to write to Dad. Joe is still at Pendleton Field in Oregon where he is with the Headquarters of the 11th Service Group in the Office of the Commanding Officer. He updates Dad with the latest news on … Continue reading »

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After This Cursed War

November 9, 1943. Dad’s friend, Joe Damusis, writes him a letter. Joe is still stationed at Pendleton Field in Oregon. Joe marks his 10 month anniversary in the Army, updates Dad on a few of the guys that they both met in Basic Training in Miami Beach, writes about getting together after the war and … Continue reading »

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Some of the Swellest Guys

October 5, 1943. A letter to Dad from Joe Damusis. Dad met Joe while he was at Savanna Ordnance School during the last two weeks in February 1943 and they have kept in touch since.  Joe has just returned back to Pendleton Field, Oregon from a furlough during which he traveled back home to Brooklyn. … Continue reading »

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The “Daisy Patch”

This next entry covers letters from two friends; the first is dated August 6, 1943 from Stanley Miskiewicz who is stationed at Seymour Johnson Field in North Carolina, where from the content of some of his previous letters it seems he is serving in some sort of a medical capacity. He congratulates Dad on his promotion … Continue reading »

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You Know the Army

June 14, 1943, Dad’s friend, Joe Damusis, whom he met at Savanna Ordnance Training School in Illinois, writes to him. Joe’s letter is interesting in that he provides some detail on where some of the other guys who they both met at Savanna have ended up. As a point of context the letter is being … Continue reading »

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