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    Jun

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

[voxant 3712928] Thursday, June 3, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This is one day I can truthfully say I have been busy. I rolled out of bed at 7:30, got dressed and went over to the office. I never eat breakfast anymore so that was just one more thing I didn’t have to do. I explained […]

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    Jun

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

Wednesday, June 2, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This afternoon I walked into headquarters and Capt. Bley said I was just the man he was looking for. When I asked why he said he had a little convoy he wanted me to take and of course I said swell. Of course, then I didn’t know he […]

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  • 1
    Jun

Kentucky Rifles: How to Gauge the Quintessential American Firearm

Surprisingly, one of America’s earliest triumphs in artistic and functional design, the “Kentucky rifle,” was not invented or generally fashioned in Kentucky. The name, instead, was coined from a hearty stock of Americans who plied it. Native Americans called Kentucky the “Dark and Bloody Ground” because of the unending wars between Iroquois and Cherokees for […]

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    Jun

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

Tuesday, June 1, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa Today was just another one of those dull days. The morning was spent censoring letters and writing some of my own. I also put in my order at the P.X. Over here each company has its own P.X. and buys its merchandise at a warehouse. We are getting […]

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    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 31, 1943

Monday, May 31, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa Today I did quite a bit of running around. It started out a perfectly peaceful day with very little to do and ended up pretty busy. Capt. Blay came out about ten a.m. and asked me if my equipment had come in. I told him there was nothing […]

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    May

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

Sunday, May 30, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa This morning I decided I was going to sleep late but couldn’t so got up around seven thirty and cleaned up. While I was shaving I heard there was a bunch going up to get a shower so I joined. That is the third shower that I have […]

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    May

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

Saturday, May 29, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa Well today was pretty busy as far as I’m concerned. This morning I took the boys for a hike and we covered eight miles in two hours plus having a fifteen minute break. That’s not bad walking. We went toward the sea taking cross country roads so we […]

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    May

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

Friday, May 28, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa Today was a busy one although all my efforts were in vain. I sure hope that no other outfit is sent overseas minus their equipment as it is nearly impossible to pick any up here. Of course they tell us that we will be able to pick it […]

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    May

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

[voxant 3707357] Thursday, May 27, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa So little happened today that I find it difficult to fill in this space. That was one thing I was sure would never happen once I went overseas. I wish our equipment would come on over so we could get set up and pull out for […]

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    May

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

[voxant 3706775] Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa Tonight there are a bunch of soldiers down by the fence here bantering with the Arabs. It’s quite interesting to see the gesturing and jabbering as each side tries to make itself understood. A steel knive (sic), hand made is held up by a native and […]

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