My father entered the United States Army in December of 1943 and the text for these postings are the letters he sent to my grandparents from early 1944 through 1946. My intent is to update this blog weekly and at that rate I will be able to share the three-years of correspondence within a single year. The prose is plain and the content reveals the pace of a soldier's life. These letters home truthfully reflect the experiences of one 19-year old American soldier during his service in the infantry. I am posting these letters as a tribute to my father and to all the men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States during that extraordinary time.
"We have faith that future generations will know that here, in the middle of the twentieth century, there came a time when men of good will found a way to unite, and produce, and fight to destory the forces of ignorance, and intolerance, and slavery, and war." - President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1943