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Letters from Vernon Nelson

Beany July 6th, 1945

Croix De Guerre

Croix De Guerre

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

Happy Independence Day to you- it was exactly one year ago today that I set foot on the soil of France. If it would interest you we landed on Utah Beach but didn’t start fighting until the eighth. That’s the day that both my Platoon leader and Sergeant were hurt.

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Beany February 28th, 1945

Camp Tophat, Antwerp, Belgium

Camp Tophat, Antwerp, Belgium

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I am settled now in my new place and as yet I haven’t been given my assignment. It is a rather large place- our quarters are nice and the food is excellent. It is rather stunning to come out of the front lines and start living like this again. There is plenty of manpower available and you can find any type of tradesman available. So we have access to free tailoring, barber, etc.

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Beany February 4th, 1945

Russian Troops Liberate Auschwitz Prisoners

Russian Troops Liberate Auschwitz Prisoners

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I’m leaving the hospital in a day or two and the Doctor is recommending me for reassignment to a non-combatant job for awhile. I guess my nerves are sorta bad and I’m generally run down. I feel rather good to know I won’t have to duck shells and sleep in wet foxholes for awhile. I guess I’ve done my share of fighting however. I will sure enjoy a chance to relax- I hope I get a good job out if it.

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