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Diary Book 1: Sept 1944 - June 1945


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Page 01
Sept. Cp Carson frequent inspections to
eliminate all unessential equipment
for movement overseas - new equip issued
- rumors flooded the camp as to destination
- Cp Kilmer most prevalent - up early
last morning - everything clean & bare -
beds - walls - entire barracks. Waited
for trucks - full field packs with
horseshoe - rifles - gas masks etc. - waited
at station for hrs. finally boarded
train - NY Cent. - concluded we were
going east. - Bob & I together as always
- packs in washroom. Helmets on
hooks & under seats - Bob & I shared
lower birth - enjoyed quiet nights
of riding & talking - Chicago - so close
to home - Pittsburg at night - lights
of city & steel mills impressive
- Wash DC - could see capital
& Wash monument in distance
??porter?? made off with ??saved money??
- Lt. Gave us peppermint patties
Arrived at Kilmer am  helped unload
equip. fr. train. Ate well at Kilmer
- good PX
Pass to NY Bob & I went to Radio City to see
"Rockettes" dance in the evening.
Good to see NY again - phoned Weinburgs
but they weren't home. Bought film
for Bob's camera - plenty of film by this time
Page 01 Notes:

Camp Carson, Colorado Springs
Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, point of embarkation for Europe
horseshoe - backpack with rolled up blanket
NY Cent = New York Central Rail Road