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August 30, 1942

August 30, 1942 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,       After writing on Friday I walked around here a bit and then at 4 P.M. the definite news came that at retreat the “alert” would be off. Consequently we got ready and awaited retreat. Took the usual train and arrived in time to pick up […]

August 28, 1942

August 28, 1942 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies, After writing on Wednesday noon, I loafed around here, took cleaning to the cleaners, etc. Then Lois and I took the usual 5:22PM train and went directly from the Penn Station to 181st Street where Lenny and Babs live. We had a very nice steak dinner; […]

August 26, 1942

August 26, 1942 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,       You asked about Alain driving into the ditch. It was only at a speed of 1-1/2 miles per hour and consequently we nestled very gently into it – possibly one reason why it was hard to get out. We went straight into it and then […]

August 25, 1942

August 25, 1942Tuesday Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,       Yesterday we took the 5:22 P.M. train to New York again and went directly to the Commodore Hotel. Got half price tickets to see “Priorities of 1942”. After getting our tickets we went to the “Brass Rail,” otherwise known as the “Continental Café.” There we […]

August 24, 1942

August 24, 1942Monday Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,        Today is the first really nice day we have had here. The sun is shining brightly but it is relatively cool. Somewhat like a nice day at Tahoe. It rather suddenly became cool around midnight and we all woke up and pulled on blankets for […]

August 22, 1942

August 22, 1942 Saturday, noon Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,        I made the train back to Camp just in time – arriving back with a whole trainload of others at 5:30 P.M. It was so darn hot here that I jumped into a cold shower, didn’t bother to dry off, lay down on […]

August 21, 1942

August 21, 1942 New York City Dear Folksies,        Yesterday we took the 6 P.M. train from the Camp and got into N.Y. at 7 P.M. Bob and Bam, George Sterba and Fran Trembley and Lois and I stuck together and we went to the Commodore Hotel where the gals got one room and we […]

August 20, 1942

August 20, 1942 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,        On the night of the 18th, there was a dance given by an outfit next door to us and it would have been lots better if the hall hadn’t been so hot. How the Col. was able to dance every dance when most of us […]

August 18, 1942

August 18, 1942 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,        I phoned Alain at noon yesterday and he drove here by 6:45 P.M. He is only about 25 miles away. He has a nice, rather new, Ford coupe. He has changed little, except in his viewpoint towards the Germans. He was most jovial, and in […]

August 17, 1942

August 17, 1942 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,        Sorry the connection last night was not as good as it should be. Hope it will be better later in the week and I can at least say “hello” to all of you.        We are at Camp Kilmer, a camp that has existed only […]

August 16, 1942

August 16, 1942 Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Dear Folksies,        Arrived at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Out of the train at 6 A.M., now in barracks, as at Ft. Lewis — not rooms as at Ft. Ord.       Weather: hot, wet, and sticky.                          […]

August 15, 1942

August 15, 1942 Dear Folksies,        Willard, Ohio at 9:15 A.M. Akron 10:45 A.M. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 1:40 P.M. Went to see the gals at around 3 P.M. and played cards for a while. Around 9 P.M. we had a party in gals’ car. The Colonel came around and we expected to get the devil, […]

August 14, 1942

August 14, 1942 Dear Folksies,        Kansas City 9 A.M. pouring rain! At 4 P.M. Bob and I went back and taught the gals some more bridge. Crossed the Mississippi at 6:20 P.M. Had dinner with the gals again.        Arrived in petticoats of Chicago at 10:45 P.M. We were shifted on various tracks all […]

August 13, 1942

August 13, 1942 Dear Folksies,        First stop was Belen, New Mexico around 10 A.M. Then we found out the Col. had relented and allowed us to visit the nurses. Bob Treadwell and I spent the afternoon there, taught the gals contract bridge and even had dinner in their car.        A good part of […]

August 12, 1942

August 12, 1942 Dear Folksies,        Stopped at Barstow for an hour between 10-11 A.M. Got out there with the whole outfit — plenty hot in the sun but not too bad in the shade. Walked around and had some orange juice and ice cream. Saw the gals. We’ve been allowed to visit with them […]

August 11, 1942

August 11, 1942 Ft. Ord, California Dear Folksies,           Awakened at 4 A.M. by the Mess Sergeant. Rolled up blankets and sleeping bags and finished last minute packing. Breakfast at 5 A.M. so mess equipment could be packed up and be ready. If we’d known that was the only reason for getting up early, we […]

August 10, 1942

August 10, 1942 Ft. Ord, California Dear Folksies,        Around 11 A.M. Stratte, Newsom, Bryner, Joseph and I took our laundry into Monterey to get one-day service. Then at 12:20 P.M., just as we finished lunch, the Col. announced that we should finish packing, get last minute things done, etc. by 5 P.M.        Stratte […]

August 9, 1942

August 9, 1942 Ft. Ord, California Dear Folksies,        Though somewhat sleepy, all but Bob managed to get up and be horseback riding at 10 A.M. Capt. Lynn had arranged for the horses and we had Dottie Collins (another nurse – from Montana), Jack Ellis and Lloyd Van Tassel join us. The latter two were […]

August 8, 1942

August 8, 1942 Ft. Ord, California Dear Folksies,        Lois and I walked on the beach quite a way to get some much needed exercise. Since we’ve known we were moving, the principal exercise has been packing — then finding something else that was needed, therefore requiring a short walk to the Post Exchange.        […]

August 7, 1942

August 7, 1942 Ft. Ord, California Dear Folksies,        We got our second Typhus shot. Cohn, Halter and I gave them all to the whole outfit. Then had some more jiu-jitsu instruction.                     Loads of love, . Next letter… Roy Cohn, MD Bert Halter, MD * About René & Dear Folksies  ⇒

August 5, 1942

August 5, 1942 Ft. Ord, California Dear Folksies,       First of all, thanks, Mom, for coming down here. It was swell to have you here, though in a way it is often just better to be able to leave without having to say good-bye.        It is all very confusing, however, since rations for the […]