May 15, 2013

Sat, May 15, 1943: single stripe

“I've been putting my single stripe to work these last ten days, our section seargent was on a furlough, so I was given his duties.  We had some field problems and I was in charge of selecting the C.P., putting the radio into operation and estblishing securiety, which was a push over.  The most disagreeable part is digging in.
"Chow to-night was cold cuts, again, served in mess gear."
-- Letter from Dale Sooter (my father’s cousin), Camp Rucker, Ala., to my father, Winfield, Kans., Saturday, May 15, 1943.  (Spelling is per original.)  Two days before this letter was written, on May 13, Axis forces in Tunisia surrendered to Allied forces, ending the North African campaign.

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