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Letters from Vernon Nelson

Beany November 26th, 1944

American Troops March Down Champs Elysees

American Troops March Down Champs Elysees

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Found time to have another chat with you- we are more or less idle at present and I am very thankful. Still expect to go to Paris soon. Will try to pick out everyone a souvenir of some sort.

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Beany October 28th, 1944

Battle For Hurtgen Forest

Battle For Hurtgen Forest

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Well kiddos your brother is a proud and happy lad these days. I’ve been given the swellest award in the Army and watch me prove to them that I am worthy of it. I wrote Hada and gave her all the details about the ceremony, etc. so I’ll skip that in this letter.

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Beany June 18th, 1944

US Troops Play Horseshoes

US Troops Play Horseshoes

(Written May 30th, 1944)

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I haven’t heard much from you lately but I haven’t written so often either. Things are as well as ever with me only I’m growing very tired of Army routine. I keep thinking of that fine Minn. weather and all the golf and fishing I could be doing.

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