Beany May 5th, 1945

Beany Awarded The Silver Star

Beany Awarded The Silver Star

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Rec’d your letter and am glad you are getting such good action on the glasses. Incidentally I had another check made on my eyes and they aren’t off very much. This Doc said I really didn’t need to wear them all the time- only when I read or am exposed to bright light, artificial light, etc. Strain has caused most of my trouble.

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Beany May 3rd, 1945

Liberation Of Hamburg, May 3, 1945

Liberation Of Hamburg, May 3, 1945

“Dear Jerry,

Here’s a prescription for my glasses. I have one pair of GI ones but they aren’t very attractive looking and the nose pinchers bother me too much. I would like to have you take this to a reliable oculist or firm and have them make me two pair. One pair of regular glasses with a shell frame. Let them be the judge as to the color of frame that is most suitable for a man.

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Beany April 20th, 1945

German POWs Erect Tents At Camp Tophat

German POWs Erect Tents At Camp Tophat

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Just a short note tonight- I rec’d a letter from you today. I was very sorry to hear about Leigh passing away so suddenly. I wish you would have sent me his parents address but perhaps you can send them my condolences and sorrow. We all must die sometime, but we can’t all die for something. Losing two from one family is a big price for this blasted war.

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Beany April 17th, 1945

Liberation Of Bergen-Belsen

Liberation Of Bergen-Belsen

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

This is certainly a beautiful day here- I’m going to a nearby race track and bet on a few French nags. All of the races are fixed but if you wink at the jockeys and slip them a few cigarettes, you usually can find out the winners. These French are sure crazy people!

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Beany April 8th, 1945

Guarding German POWs at Camp Tophat

Guarding German POWs at Camp Tophat

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I’m back from the Athletic School and I enjoyed it very well. It looks like I might get hooked to work on the proposed programs here after VE Day. I won’t mind it for awhile because it would be better than going to the CBJ. Of course, none of us know our fate yet but it looks now like the beginning of the end!

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