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Beany June 3rd, 1945

GIs Waiting At Camp Tophat To Be Redeployed

GIs Waiting At Camp Tophat To Be Redeployed

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I’m still in a state of unrest waiting to see what will happen. The latest is that all the POW camps will be cleared or turned over to the French within ninety days. We are all supposed to be declared surplus and returned to determine whether we are essential or not. If nothing interferes I should be back by Oct. or Nov. But that big ‘If’ hangs over Officers’ heads.

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Cliff May 30th, 1945

Cliff In The Philippines

Cliff In The Philippines

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

I just remembered that this is your birthday, Jerry- sorry that I forgot about it but I’ve been so busy and with moving and all the time has slipped away very fast, it seems. Happy Birthday! Better late than never.

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Beany May 25th, 1945

VE Day Parade In France

VE Day Parade In France

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

Things are pretty much the same here- haven’t heard what is to happen to any of us yet- if I am lucky enough to be sent home this year. I will have to take another physical and be reviewed by a board. If I were still an enlisted man I would be sure of being released. They say a nervous stomach has no cure but a change and new interests to calm it down so maybe I will get a break.

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Beany May 14th, 1945

VE Day Celebrations In Times Square

VE Day Celebrations In Times Square

“Dear Jean and Jerry,

No doubt you are very happy over the declaration of the German surrender. It is hard to realize for us as it has seemed like such an endless affair. I’ve studied the point system and the reconstruction program. I have the necessary number of points but there are three other factors that will govern the fate of Officers.

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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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