• 14
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 14, 1943

[voxant 3697427] Friday,  May 14, 1943 At sea – headed for Casablanca, Morocco Today, thank the good Lord was totaly (sic) uneventful and may all the rest be the same. I am glad for my own comfort that the weather has been so lovely but it worries me just a trifle that this is so […]

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  • 13
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 13, 1943

[voxant 3696605] Thursday,  May 13, 1943 At sea – headed for Casablanca, Morocco This morning when I woke up the ship was in motion although it took a little while to realize that fact. I got dressed and washed the best I could and went up to breakfast. What a line there was. I think […]

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  • 12
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 12, 1943

[voxant 3695991] Wednesday,  May 12, 1943 Staten Island,  New York (Handwritten text written in pencil above the date at the top of the page] The band met us on Staten Island and played for half hour while we had to stand with heavy packs on listening. I’m afraid we did not quite appreciate the effort […]

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  • 11
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 11, 1943

[voxant 3694943] Tuesday,  May 11, 1943 Camp Shanks,  Orangeburg, New York Today was just nasty. It reminds me so much of last winter in California. It misted all day and it was just cold enough to make you miserable. I wore my slip-on sweater under my field-jacket and still froze. We spent most of the […]

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  • 10
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 10, 1943

[voxant 3694836] Monday,  May 10, 1943 Camp Shanks,  Orangeburg, New York Ray and I got up early this morning and got dressed for the range. This is the first chance that we had to fire the carbine. Well it was raining when we got up and right now it is pouring and it’s ten fifteen […]

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  • 9
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 9, 1943

[voxant 3694252] Sunday,  May 9, 1943 Camp Shanks,  Orangeburg, New York This morning I slept until eight thirty. I had quite a bit of washing to get out so got to work on that and I hate that job. It sure didn’t do my hands any good but there was no way out of it. […]

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  • 8
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 8, 1943

[voxant 3693410] Saturday,  May 8, 1943 Camp Shanks,  Orangeburg, New York This morning who should I run into but that gang of men I sent as a cadre down to Muroc Lake California last fall. They are in a hot outfit and headed out too. They are all looking fine and I certainly was glad […]

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  • 7
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 7, 1943

[voxant 3693409] Friday,  May 7, 1943 Camp Shanks,  Orangeburg, New York Today like all the rest probably will be as long as we are here, has been a mad house. Getting clearances means more work than I’ve seen in the past two years plus the fact we have to attend so damn many lectures it […]

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  • 6
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 6, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3691110] Thursday,  May 6, 1943 Camp Shanks,  Orangeburg, […]

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  • 5
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 5, 1943

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3690944] Wednesday,  May 5, 1943 Aboard the Train […]

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