In these images it seems as though there was a bit of celebration as the men donned pieces of a captured Nazi uniform. I think they were entitled!
|Bill Garner and Bennie Henderson|
|Benny Henderson and Harold Roberts|
|Bennie Henderson and Harold Roberts|
|Harold Roberts and Benny Henderson|
S/Sg. Wilbur C. Garner, 33377578
G-1 Section, Hq XIX Corps
APO 270, U.S. Army
Mary W Garner, Sk2c
U,S. Naval Air Station
Minneapolis, 6 Minnesota
"Somewhere in Germany"
24 January 1945
Howdy Pard! I haven't heard from you in some time. I hope you are OK. I guess you are just busy studying those problems for your exams. I can't remember the last time I wrote you so I thought I'd better write before I get a good bawling out.
Guess what a haul I made with the mail the other day. I got 16 letters from Gwen, 1 from Mother, 1 from Peggy Dashill who lives behind Mother & Dad and two others. Of course Gwen has been taking most of my evenings up. Last night I typed a 2 1/2 page of single spaced letter to Gwen. Probably the longest letter she will ever receive from me. The last letter of hers was dated the 12th of January and she was still feeling fine. I'm glad things have been rather easy for her so far. Gwen had received several letters from you and was in the process of writing you.
Well, we have had more snow. I don't think there has been a night pass without about 3 inches of snow. Today it has been very clear and you should see the moon tonight. What a shame to let the moon go to waste tonight. Of course, I guess this is about the only place it is going to waste.
With the moon and the snow tonight, every movement of a person stands out like a sore thumb. You can see a person for about 1000 yards.
Did you ever receive that small bottle of perfume I sent you? I surely hope it didn't go astray. It was real good stuff.
I guess you really had a nice Christmas at home. Mother tells me that Dad was able to get 7 days off at that time. That was really nice. Things in the office are still rather slow.
They'll probably be picking up again soon though. Well, I guess you are an Aunt by this time. It won't be long before you'll be another one. Two more weeks and Gwen will be going to the hospital. She is scheduled for the 8th of February.
Well, Sis, I guess I'll close for now and hope to hear from you soon again. Take care of yourself and don't work too hard.
Loads of Love from Gwen & myself,