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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 3, 1943

Saturday, July 3, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa One year ago today I received my commission. It doesn’t seem that long yet in some reports I feel like such an old hand at the game that it must be about ten years. I can remember that morning so distinctly. We were tired as hell from […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 2, 1943

Friday, July 2, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Tonight is Atabrine night. For those of you who have not enjoyed the pleasure of a tour of North Africa under the auspices of Uncle Sam’s army, Atabrine is a little yellow pill that tastes like the bitterest fruits of evil. Evil, in fact is not the […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – July 1, 1943

Thursday, July 1, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa July 1, 1943 Diary Page Today I felt much better, in fact almost human. The heat here doesn’t go out of its way to make you feel good but there is nothing you can do about that. Today even the breeze is like the breath of a […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 30, 1943

Wednesday, June 30, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa This morning I felt a lot better. I don’t know what it was they gave me but it sure did something. I was weak as hell and spent the whole day lying on a cot in the dispensary but there was a decided improvement. This evening I […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 29, 1943

Tuesday, June 29, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa This morning I woke up feeling pretty fair and thought the sickness was on its way off. However by noon I thought differently and I ended up down at the dispensery (sic) tonight in a bed. No one understands just what is wrong but then there are […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 28, 1943

Monday, June 28, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa I thought yesterday was a schorcher (sic), but today was twice as bad. I have been in misery throughout the whole day and this evening went over to see the doc. He wasn’t in so will go back in the morning. Another thing. Today I shaved off […]

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    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 27, 1943

Sunday, June 27, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Another Sunday and it seems like only yesterday was Sunday. Time is rolling by faster than it can be kept track of. Today it was as hot as I have ever seen it in my life. That is I think it was as we have not seen […]

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Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 26, 1943

Saturday, June 26, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa The days are flying by with more speed than a person can keep up with. I hope they continue as they have and we don’t have too many to let pass. If this war would only end in a year. Wishful thinking. Sometimes I find myself halfway […]

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    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 25, 1943

Friday, June 25, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa This morning the boys really went to work in a big way. There are a lot of trucks that must be gotten ____ the deadline and in a hurry as they area being made ready for this invasion. I noticed a bulletin this morning requesting the names […]

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    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 24, 1943

Thursday, June 24, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa This evening, in fact the whole afternoon as well has been very interesting. Four of us started out about three to see the ruins of Carthage. Those of you who have studied the old Roman Empire will probably remember the part Carthage played. I had not realized […]

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