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Beany June 21st, 1943

Laundry Day

Laundry Day

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

Another Sunday which means letter writing and clothes washing. I washed about fifty pieces this morning and you ought to see the tattle-tale gray. I blame it on the cold water and lousy G.I. soap. The Army makes a guy domestic in a crude manner.

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Beany June 14th, 1943

Desert Training Center, California

Desert Training Center, California

“Howdy,

Well, I’m back in the old routine and not too happy about it. Mom said Daddy was much better and was walking up and down the stairs- nice to hear that.

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Beany June 10th, 1943

Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge, Yuma

Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge, Yuma

“Dear J. &  J.,

I got back just now to Yuma and what a ride. I was sleeping when we got to Yuma and they didn’t wake me so I rode 70 miles into Calif. which was the next stop. I hitched back this morning but I won’t be late as I have all day to report. Gee, I hate being back here again but it will only be another month.

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Beany May 22nd, 1943

Practicing with an M-1 Rifle

Practicing with an M-1 Rifle

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

I just came in off the field and have some time off for a change. I meant to send you a greeting on your anniversary and also your birthday, which is soon- but I never got out of here to buy anything. So I’ll send your birthday greetings now. It hardly seems a year ago since you kids were married but time marches on.

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