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Beany September 2nd, 1942

Betty Grable at Fort Jackson

Betty Grable at Fort Jackson

“Dear Ones,

Speaking of sore jaws I have one now- just came from the dentist. One of my old fillings had fallen out and he discovered another one so my lip feels big right now. He drilled so much he had to use novocaine.

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Beany August 16th, 1942

Strand Theater, Columbia, SC

Strand Theater, Columbia, SC

“Howdy,

I’ve been nursing a jittery body all morning- went into Columbia last night and had a few rum cokes. One of the fellows wives from New York was down so helped him celebrate.

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Beany August 4th, 1942

Beany at Camp

Beany at Camp

“Dear Kiddos,

I have more news for you- tonight I was selected to go to cadre school for a month and if I’m accepted I will go out on the next training cadre that leaves sometime in November or before. I am to be a platoon sergeant and will have about 44 raw recruits to take care of. It will be basic training similar to that I rec’d in Texas way back when.

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Beany July 28th, 1942

US Royal Golf Balls Ad 1942

US Royal Golf Balls Ad 1942

“Dear Jerry & Wifey,

Tonight I am nursing a bad head cold- I guess I played too much golf yesterday and ran my resistance too low. I par a few holes but I don’t have the interest for the game like I did back home. I have my golf shoes now so they help a lot.

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Beany July 24th, 1942

Returning from drill, Fort Jackson

Returning from drill, Fort Jackson

“Dear J&J,

Sorry if I haven’t written enough lately but they have us jumping and I try to answer all the letters I get which is about a half dozen a week. Glad to hear you are getting settled and have boughten some of your household goods. You may be able to use some of the stuff we had at the apartment.

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