• 25 Jun
    2009

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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  • 24 Jun
    2009

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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  • 23 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 23, 1943

[voxant 3727310] Wednesday, June 23, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Well I just closed the blackout flaps on the tent, turned on the lights and settled down to a good cigar and started the days entry. It doesn’t seem like we have been here in ________ for over a week yet in some respects it […]

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  • 22 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 22, 1943

[voxant 3726542] Tuesday, June 22, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Things are getting pretty tense around here now and nearly everything is frozen as far as supplies and spare parts are concerned. These are being sent to the five places that have been selected for the debarkation of our invasion. The highways are covered day […]

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  • 21 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 21, 1943

Monday, June 21, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning about three o’clock I was awakened by the A.R. siren and when that sounds over here you scat. They didn’t come over our area but dropped a few eggs up near Mateur sector. We could see the Ack Ack sailing up into the sky in […]

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  • 20 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 20, 1943

Sunday, June 20, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning Sgt. Enright woke me with the news that the Major had called last night and ordered us to send twenty-five men on D. S. to an amunition (sic) dump where they would act as part of a labor battalion for a couple weeks. Well we […]

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  • 19 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 19, 1943

[voxant 3725250] Saturday, June 19, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa Last night about ten o clock (sic) I was awakened by a soldier from headquarters. His story was that paratroopers had been dropped in the vicinity of Tunis and that all outfits should be on the alert. Today, all truck drivers were ordered to carry […]

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  • 18 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 18, 1943

[voxant 3724162] Friday, June 18, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa The temperature tonight would never lead one to believe a person was in Africa. You need a field jacket and then you are a little uncomfortable. Ye gods, when I think of my previous ideas of Africa. Well we all live and learn. Today has […]

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  • 17 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 17, 1943

Thursday, June 17, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This has been a dull day and it looks like more to follow. We got up at six and ate breakfast down with another MM company with whom we are attached for rations. I don’t think I will ever get used to dehydrated eggs. They are much […]

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  • 16 Jun
    2009

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 16, 1943

Wednesday, June 16, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa This morning we woke up about 6:30 and watched a gorgeous day break forth. It had sprinkled a few drops last night so the town looked fresh & clean. The air was fairly brisk so we all hated to climb out from between the warm blankets but […]

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