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Tagged With: Army Discharge

That’s Quite a Question.

December 29, 1945 and January 3, 1946. Dad writes two letters home from Guam on the cusp of the New Year. In his letter of the 29th, he writes that he has enclosed some photos with this letter. I’m sorry to report that the photos did not seem to survive as part of the archive … Continue reading »

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Silent Night and Other Christmas Carols

December 16 through the 25, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam, over the course of several days. The first letter, the shorter of the two, was started on the 16th and includes additional notes from the 18th, while the second letter was written on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. He notes on the 16th, … Continue reading »

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This Isn’t the Army that Won the War

December 10 and 14, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Guam where he is trying to make the best of the grind and tedium of post-war life in the Pacific. He admits in his first paragraph on the tenth, “I am fine and would feel better if I were at home.”  He notes, “…not … Continue reading »

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Christmas Won’t Be Christmas Until You Are Here

December 8 and 9, 1945. Stanley manages to write two letters in as many days. They are both rather short with details about life around the house and news about friends and neighbors who are home from the service. Saturday the eighth was a holy day of obligation, so Stanley went to church with pop … Continue reading »

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You Have Been There Long Enough

December 2, 1945. Stanley kicks off December with a three and a half page typewritten letter. He has pretty much taken over the letter writing duties from home since Anna is “quite busy with the two little ones”. Even so, Stanley writes that Anna has given him a note with “some ideas of what to … Continue reading »

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I’ll Take an LST Headed for the States

November 20 and 23, 1945.  Dad writes two letters home from Guam with “the news…as well as the rumors.” Apparently one of the rumors (from the Executive Officer of the group) is that the “35 pointers would be screened and would remain with this outfit for about 5 to 6 months and then the outfit … Continue reading »

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That is Still up to Congress

October 26 and 29, 1945. Dad writes two letters home from Northwest Field on Guam where he writes, “Out outfit is pretty well settled here. We now take ice water for granted here as well as coffee and showers whenever you want to. You can wash your clothes anytime you want to. I wash mine … Continue reading »

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I’ve Made the Grade

October 13, 1945. Stanley writes a letter to Dad from the Orderly Room in Abilene, where “it is sort of quiet.”  He details some of the benefits of working in the Orderly Room, specifically, “I have been here almost two months and I have only stood one inspection and the rest…I’ve been working on the morning … Continue reading »

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Nothing to do Here

September 30 and October 4, 1945. Stanley writes two more letters to Dad from Abilene where he is experiencing “a sudden change in the weather”. He relates that “It sure was cold last night,” and that “the gas stoves are going in the barracks full steam ahead…” There does not seem to be much for … Continue reading »

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We Had a Hearty Laugh

September 22 and 27, 1945. Stanley writes two letters to Dad from Abilene where he is “feeling the best he can in the heat, deep in the heart of Texas.” It seems that he is spending his time either working in the orderly room where most of the time “it is kind of quiet” or … Continue reading »

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