Category: Aug, 1943
Aug 3, 1943 “Rhett Butler” is trying to take apart & put back together his rifle blindfolded. He’s pretty good. Movies.
Aug 4, 1943 — Map reading & marksmanship. A.S.T.P. interview. Want engineers, language, medicine, dentistry.
Aug 6, 1943 Camp Croft — Going out to dig foxholes. Even going to eat C-rations. So Mom got her hair cut. Probably looks younger.
Aug 7, 1943 — Camp Croft –To sister Ruth. Description of camp, drawing of foxhole. Dig firing stoop to sit on when tank goes overhead.
Aug 8, 1943 — Camp Croft Take a look at the firing range. Made expert. Thanks for the packages. Here’s my next order.
Watch WWII rifle training video here https://archive.org/details/Rifle_Marksmanship_with_M1_Rifle_Part_1
Aug 9, 1943 — Camp Croft — Latrine rumor – course extended to 17 weeks. Send Brillo soap pads in next box.
Aug 10, 1943 — Camp Croft – Firing range scores above average, but I’m worried about rapid firing. Took your orange & pear for lunch.
Aug 17, 1943 — Shooting at targets resembling human body. Most non-coms shipping out. Some replacements from Panama.
Read a funny story about “targets up” on the range at Camp Croft. http://www.schistory.net/campcroft/targets.html
Aug 22, 1943 — Post Card – Camp Croft — In town tonight. Sent you some pictures.
Aug 23, 1943 — Camp Croft — Dug slit trench – so dark we couldn’t even see where we were digging. Tripped in holes – bumped into trees.
Aug 26, 1943 — Camp Croft — Obstacle course, demolition demos. Once we started crawling, we didn’t even pay attention to the bullets.
Aug 30, 1943 — Camp Croft — Thanks for all the fruit. A lot of guys are broke cause they visit the bars.
IT IS A SOLDIERS GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO GET DRUNK
Walt H. Frank Brig. Gen US Army”