Tag Archives: postcard

I’m pretty busy

15 Oct
June 12, 1944
Camp Stewart, GA

Dear Mom

I’m pretty busy and I don’t know if I’ll get to write for the next few days. My address is Btry ‘C’ 567th AHA (AW) Bn. Camp Stewart, Ga. ┬áLet me know how long it takes to get this card.

Love, Tom

16 May

March 17, 1944
Leesville, Louisiana

Dear Dad

Here is a card I got in St. Louis. We got back to Leesville today but we can’t get any information as to where the outfit is. So we’re stuck for the present.

Love, Tom

We are moving all over the place

17 Feb

February 7, 1944

Louisiana

Dear Pop,

I am on maneuvers and we are moving all over the place. That raise I get will come in good for a furlough. You get it for me. Use my regular address when you write. I can’t put it on a card.

Tom

I have to do what you see on this card

17 Jan

There's always K.P. wherever the Army goes, as Camp Haan rookies soon learn.

January 17, 1944

Camp Haan, California

Dear Pop,

I hope we do get the raise from the railroad. I’m glad it won’t cost so much to come home when I get to L.A. I’m glad you all liked the dates. I have to do what you see on this card about every two months.

Love, Tom

Greetings from Riverside

24 Dec

Riverside - the county seat of Riverside County has a population of about 30,000. Here is a progressive city of wondrous charm.

December 16, 1943

Camp Haan, California

Dear Pop,

I won’t get over to see Aunt Bess this weekend because I won’t get a pass. I would like to go back as soon as I can tho. I am helping direct a play here at camp too. I like that kind of stuff.

Love, Tom

They have a lot of Christmas trees around camp

24 Dec

The Griffith Park Planetarium (costing $600,000), one of Los Angeles' most interesting attractions. The museum and lectures give the layman a valuable insight into the celestial mysteries and some of the "whys" of nature.

December 13, 1943

Camp Haan, California

Dear Pop,

Guess they must be getting about everybody in the Draft. I hope the War won’t last much longer.

They have a lot of Christmas trees around camp but it seems strange to walk along in the hot sun and see a Christmas tree all decorated.

Love, Tom

You all will have to send my Christmas box

24 Dec

December 8, 1943

Camp Haan, California

Dear Pop,

I’ll try to start writing cards again. The army hasn’t ever taught me how to eat spinach but we eat a lot of carrots so we’ll be able to see better in the dark.

You all will have to send my Christmas box out here now that my furlough is off. I was awfully disappointed about it but this is the army. I sure am unlucky tho.

You ask me what kind of tobacco I smoked now, well I like that Bond Street most.

I think I may get over to see Aunt Bess this weekend. I hope so.

Love, Tom