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Tagged With: Good Conduct Medal

They Played a Joke on Him

July 29 and August 2, 1944: Dad writes two letters home from Topeka Army Air Base. The big news is that his boss got a promotion. As Dad tells it, “…I now work for Major James Lawrence Chenault. They played a joke on him. Capt. Chenault and Lt. Col. Cotter, his boss who got a … 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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