Tuesday, March 23, 2010

About Letter 203

Bill is very interested to hear about Patton's visit to his home town of Los Angeles. He has returned to Goppingen, population 75,000. Bill notes the "extreme bitterness" over the Point System and what he says is indifference toward the combat infantry. "Bitter? Why not? The
Stars and Stripes announced tonight that 2/3 of our dead were infantrymen. Personally I don't think an infantryman lives long enough to get many points."

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