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Beany March 24th, 1943

California-Arizona Desert Maneuver Area

California-Arizona Desert Maneuver Area

“Dear J. & J.,

We rode three days and nights getting here and what a place. We are at a base camp about 20 miles from Yuma, Ariz.. It is about 25 to Mexico and around 200 to L.A. We are in a valley that is surrounded by mountains. There is nothing but deep sand, sagebrush and cactus. The wind blows constantly and the sand (dobie dust) sifts into everything.

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