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Cliff December 4th, 1944

Summary Of The 31st's Time So Far In The Pacific

Summary Of The 31st's Time So Far In The Pacific

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“The days spent in tents joined by a network of muddy pathways and lighted only by the use of tallow candles which served best in attracting the thousands of varieties of swarming insects have long since been forgotten by the men of the 31st but in spite of events of the past 12 months which have brought about many such improvements, not one man will deny that it will be a great day when the Golden Gate again comes into view for those who watched it fade out of sight over a year ago but until that time comes, the 31st will carry on in the high tradition to which it is accustomed with the knowledge and satisfaction that much has been accomplished and that those accomplishments are written in army records all the way to Washington.

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Cliff November 27th, 1944

Thanksgiving Dinner, 1944

Thanksgiving Dinner, 1944

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

Received your letters of Nov. 5th and 13th this past week. Also several from Mom and two from Beany dated Oct. 25th and Nov. 3rd. Beany said he was getting along fine with his platoon and wrote all about receiving his commission and of the events that followed. He is really a happy guy and is very proud. He wrote that he may get a pass to Paris.

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Cliff November 20th, 1944

In 1944, The Army Took Over Hotels In Hot Springs, Arkansas

In 1944, The Army Took Over Hotels In Hot Springs, Arkansas

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

I received Mom’s letter of Nov. 3rd with a write up about Beany and a copy of the two letters you received from his commanding general. It was all very nice. I got his letter of Oct. 14th but he didn’t mention either that award or promotion. Evidently it came through soon after that. We can be very proud of him!

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Cliff July 30th, 1944

Granville, France residents welcoming American liberators

Granville, France residents welcoming American liberators

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

Received the pictures and your letter of July 19th- the pictures were good and I enjoyed them very much. I’ve gotten several letters and newspapers this past week but nothing from Beany. Hope you have heard from him.

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Cliff July 27th, 1944

USO Show, South Pacific 1944

USO Show, South Pacific 1944

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

It’s just a week now since I wrote you last. I’ve been waiting for a letter from you but nothing has arrived since your V-mail of July 9th. You probably have written air-mail which is usually slower than V-mail.

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