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Beany November 8th, 1942

Rifle Range Camp Forrest

Rifle Range Camp Forrest

“Dear J. & J.

Well kiddos these blasted maneuvers are over at last. We leave tomorrow for Camp Forrest and sometime before Dec. 10th we are going to Ft. Leonard Wood. After that I expect a holiday furlough so hold your hats and pray with me that I get one.

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Beany October 20th, 1942

Overturned tank

Overturned tank

“Dear J. & J.,

Sunday again and my day to wash clothes, clean equipment, write letters and then rest. Boy, about two more problems and in about two weeks we go back to a bed! Even the Army cot will be a treat. It is fun a lot of the time to live like this but it gets monotonous.

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Beany October 3rd, 1942

Tennessee Maneuvers Postcard

Tennessee Maneuvers Postcard

“Dear J & J,

Another weekend is here and my pen is busy again. I had quite a time on this last problem. The first morning my squad was cut off from the company and we were back of the enemy lines for three days. We applied commando tactics on them by cutting communication wires, capturing trucks and men, etc.

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Beany September 29th, 1942

Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee

Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee

“Dear J & J,

Just a note- I am writing everyone a card today to help pass away the day. Spent last night in Nashville. Shower- a steak- and a good movie. Today we are drying out after a two day rain.

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Beany September 26th, 1942

Machine gun crew guard bridge during Tennessee Maneuvers

Machine gun crew guard bridge during Tennessee Maneuvers

“Dear Jean & Jerry,

Just finished another problem. My squad had it easy on this one. We were posted with our machine gun guarding a crossroad and a convoy of red trucks came up the road. We opened fire with blanks and got a couple jeeps and some men but the umpires ruled that they overpowered us and we were put out of the problem as casualties. The last two days we have been taking it easy.

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