Tuesday, February 3, 2009

About Letter 10

Bill is getting up to speed with his basic training. He has completed a 5 mile hike including “4 miles with combat pack and gas mask.” His griping is also up to speed. He complains about the weather, his lack of free time and states that “I’m sure getting sick of the Engineers.” His mood improves dramatically when he receives his back mail- 8 letters in all. The officers are telling the men that they will “never get into combat” and that “the War in Europe will be over before the end of winter and possibly before Christmas [1943].”

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