Saturday, March 27, 2010

Basic Training – Camp Wheeler

When Bill left home he travelled to Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky for his enlistment into the regular army. He enlisted on 2 November, 1942 with the rank of Private. Afterwards he was moved to Fort Campbell, Kentucky and then finally to Camp Wheeler, Georgia for basic training.

He wrote three letters home about his experience there. They’re well written in their own right and interesting to read, so I’m posting them here without comment. Click on each page to enlarge for better readability.

Letter Dated 28 November 1942

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Letter Dated 13 December, 1942

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Letter Dates January 27, 1943

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