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April 15, 1942 – 75 years ago in a WW2 M.A.S.H. Unit

April 15, 1942

Ft. Lewis, Washington

Dear Folksies,

Yesterday we learned marching, facing, etc. and also how to clean our rifles and our brass insignia. Today we took a short hike and then had a demonstration of field sanitation methods.

April 19, 1942 – 75 years ago in a WW2 M.A.S.H. Unit

April 19, 1942

Ft. Lewis, Washington

Dear Folksies,

We really don’t need an alarm clock to be up at 6 A.M., because of Father Clark, otherwise known as the “Padre”, gets up at about 5:45 A.M. by alarm clock, to go to the nearby church to say Mass, and most of us are awakened while he is getting dressed.

April 23, 1942 – 75 years ago in a WW2 M.A.S.H. Unit

April 23, 1942

Ft. Lewis, Washington

Dear Folksies,

Yesterday we practiced “dry firing” in the morning then walked two miles to the firing range, and each shot 15 shots with rifles from the prone position. Most were better than we expected to be.