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 Letter to Florence, Barbara, and Nancy [6/14/1944]

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that nothing has been written in the meantime.

All the things incident to the landing on the beaches and the first few days here can be left for future communication. What can be said now would hardly do justice to what happened. Maybe as things develop I can write you of my own experiences. I so happened that I went over with the first detachment of the Advance Section, and because of that I have had a birds eye view, (or should I say a fox hole view) of this show. The magnitude of it is beyond all comprehension.

For the passed week I have been living in a pup tent, that is when we have had a chance to pitch it. I sleep on the ground and I mean sleep. Tottering around with a pack, side arms, and K rations through the country and up and down hills has been pretty strenuous exercise. By way of discussion the is an occasional air raid, or some artillery shelling of the roads we are traveling. Fortunately the weather has been marevelous, only one day of rain and that was’nt too bad. When I stop to think of it I find that I am feeling marvelously well, and am really in good physical shape.

The spot where our camp is located right now

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 Letter to Florence, Barbara, and Nancy [6/14/1944]

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