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23 Feb. 1946

23 Feb. 1946 Taunton, Somerset Dear Mom, At long last my time is approaching. The next shipment out of here will include your son. We will go to B.A.D. #1 for processing from here. For a couple of days it looked like we would leave here 2nd March, as our …

30 December 1945

Taunton, Somerset Dear Dad, In the next two days I’m trying to catch up on my letter writing. I just about caught up on my washing this morning leaving only a set of underwear, a pr. of socks, and a suit of fatigues. Was supposed to be on K.P. today …

4 November 1945

Taunton, Somerset 4 November 1945 Dear Mom, Arrived here Thursday noon. Started right in by working that afternoon. We were supposed to be in an Overseas Section just like we were at Dinton. This base isn’t shipping much stuff out yet, so they don’t need but four men in that …

Last of October

Dinton, Wiltshire Last of October [1945] Dear Dad, I’ve been here nineteen months today. By tomorrow noon I’ll be at Taunton Somerset – about 75 miles west and a little south of here. Address will be Sta. Comp. Sq., BAD#3, APO 635. I’m sending a short history of BAD#4 [coming …

Postcard 1 (undated)

Pvt. Lawrence E. Grayson 18098458 912 F.G., Sqdn. 129 “Q”, AAFTC #1 Miami Beach, Fla G.I. Sitting on my G.I. bed My G.I. hat upon my head My G.I. pants, my G.I. shoes Everything free, nothing to lose G.I. razor, G.I. comb G.I. wish that I were home. They issue …

18 Sept. 1945

Dinton, Wilts 18 Sept. 1945 Dear Mom, Did I ever tell you about Edgar Schalliol of Mishawaka, Indiana. He works in the same office that I work (?) in. We’ve been going to church together and in to Salisbury together for a good while. We finally wrangled a three-day pass …

25 July 1945

Dinton, Wiltshire 25 July 1945 Dear Mom, I have your letters of the 9th, 16th, and 18th before me. Received letters from Mrs. Cox and Bro. Shelton a couple of days ago. I’ll write to him in a few days and tell him, what I can, about England. I don’t …

16 July 1945

Dinton, Wilts Dear Dad, I think that I told Mom I would write to you Saturday, but I didn’t get around to it. I worked in the kitchen yesterday. There are five different jobs as K.P. – dining rooms, kitchen, coffee, pots and pans, and garbage. Men in the dining …

27 May 1945

Dear Family, I have received Mildred’s two letters of the 15th, Mom’s letter of the 16th, and the package. Thanks for everything. You all know what my movements were in the States, but I’ll run over them to make the following journal complete. Received a little telegram from our Uncle …

24 May 1945

Dear Mom, Yes, it did used to seem like we could talk to each other easy. I’m glad we can still do it. Was very happy to hear that your operation was not as serious as you first thought. Hope you are much better by now. Our team just lost …