May 31, 2013

May 31?, 1943: K.P.

“Well I am comfortably resting on my bunk after 17 hrs of extremely unpleasant K.P. duty.  It was my first time I have had K.P. since I have been in the army.  I hope you can read this as I am writing it laying down....
"We went on the rifle range last Thursday and Friday.  That 30 caliber rifle packs a powerful wallop. I came through with a cut lip and a very sore shoulder."
-- Letter from Everett “Sammy” Samuelson, Camp Hood, Texas, to my father, Winfield, Kans., May 31?, 1943.

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