Army Life – Dear Dad – Got Back to Aberdeen – August, 1942


APG - Lad to Dad - Aug. 29, 1934 (1942)

Aug. 29th, 1934

Dear Dad: –

Today is the 30th. I made a mistake in the above date. (He sure did, and he doesn’t even mention the year !!!)

Well, I got back to Camp last week very well. The train got into Aberdeen at 3:15 A.M., having made only one other stop, Wilmington. From Aberdeen to Camp is that Toonerville and it runs on the hour at that late hour, so I only had a 45 minute wait. I got into Camp a few minutes after 4:00 and had a couple of hours of sleep. On the train I had had about 3 so I felt O.K.

I went to a dance last night and had a wonderful time. The best I’ve had in Aberdeen. I slept today until noon and after lunch I washed clothes so now I do not have even one piece of dirty clothing.

For supper tonight, I’m going out and buy me a nice steak. I just feel in the mood for one.

News for last week has been very scarce. Don Frankenhauser has left for Mass. and from there he will be shipped across.

I heard again from Venezuela, and things have apparently changed a great deal. I really would like to go back there again.

Well, that’s about all I can think of so until next week –


Tomorrow, more Special Pictures.

On Monday I’ll begin a week of letters written in 1944.

Judy Guion


4 thoughts on “Army Life – Dear Dad – Got Back to Aberdeen – August, 1942

  1. I thought I was the only one who felt like that. I try to tell all their stories as much as I can. I have probaly scanned thousands of photos. I try to put together little books. Some people have enough material for their own books and in other cases i write about a whole family.

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Rememberinglives – You may not see the importance or get the appreciation in your lifetime but it is still worth it. Grandpa died in 1964, my Dad (Lad) saved the letters and photos but didn’t tell me about them, and after he died and I went to California to care for my Mom, Marian, she showed me two boxes of material. I didn’t start my blog until 2012 . I am seeing the appreciation for these stories about 70 years after the fact.

  2. A lovely post and photo-
    You have inspired me to maybe put up a few pages from my father’s diary from his days of national sevice

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Remembering Lives – I hoe you do. I think it is so important to record our families stories so future generations can feel a connection to them. They will not just be a few dates in the Family Bible or just a memory.

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