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Beany May 22nd, 1944

Eisenhower Visits Troops In England

Eisenhower Visits Troops In England

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Sorry it’s been so long since you heard from me. I’ve been away at a British Camp for some schooling and just returned. It was very interesting but I find it difficult to like the British as much as we are expected to. There are exceptions, of course, and I met some swell fellows.

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Beany May 8th, 1944

Army Seizes Montgomery Ward President

Army Seizes Montgomery Ward President

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Today is a beautiful Spring day and my thoughts are in St. Paul out at some good golf course, then washing the old bus, then a good Saturday night’s party. If I could do that once again I think I’d be good for another six months over here. Nice wishful thinking anyhow.

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Beany May 6th, 1944

US Troops in Britain, WWII

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I got your letters from the 2nd and 7th. Sometimes the service is very good. It all depends on shipping space available. A lot of other things naturally have priority.

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Beany April 26th, 1944

Troop Basketball, WWII

Troop Basketball, WWII

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Sorry for the delay again- since I wrote last I rec’d the swell pkge you sent. Everything was very good. I get plenty of cigarettes now so you won’t have to send anymore.

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Beany April 5th, 1944

American GIs Go Fishing In UK

American GIs Go Fishing In UK

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Almost another month has slipped by- time goes fast here but old Father time is creeping up on me too. I’m beginning to feel my age some already but if things ever cease I think I’d soon forget that.

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