Thursday, February 7, 2013

September 4, 1942

From: Pvt. Geo Gleasure 31157709, C.A. 15th Training Batallion, 1st Platoon, Camp Wheeler, Macon, Georgia
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa.-

I got your letter this noon & was glad to hear that Jimmy came out alright.  I don't think that he can hold his job much longer as the army is pulling them in faster than ever before.  I had nine teeth pulled yesterday and I had today off on account of it, they are going to put in a lower plate before I leave here.  so thats so much money saved.  I haven't been able to eat any solids since yesterday morning I've been drinking coffee lemonade and eating stewed tomatoes but when I do get some solid I'll eat plenty, I think I can start in the morning.  I don't know how I'm going to make out in this outfit as that pain I had in my chest is back again and when we go on heavy drill I get pretty well played out and I'm losing weight fast so if it don't improve within the next week I'm going to see the Colonel and see what he can do about it.  That pack we carry is pretty heavy along with the rifle, bayonet and the heavy belt we have to wear its quite a load.  I've already written & received an answer from Madeline, I took a guess at the adress & got it right.  I wrote to her again today I also got a letter from Martha today.  If Jimmy writes have somebody adress it for him so that will be readable because the envelopes have to be plain or they will have trouble knowing who its for because there are thousands here.  Well I think I'll close now because lites go out soon & I've got to clean my gun.  Write soon.


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