"I Sure Wish this Dam Thing Was Over": The WWII Letters And by Christopher C. Meyers,Charles R. Meyers

By Christopher C. Meyers,Charles R. Meyers

This ebook outlines the realm battle II reviews of Carl E. Meyers, an Ohio guy, from registering for the draft in 1940 to combating within the eu Theater of Operations in 1944. a wide a part of the e-book is the letters Meyers wrote domestic from his uncomplicated education and from Europe. This quantity lines his army stories from 1940 to 1944, displaying how an ordinary American went via registering for the draft, being drafted, easy education, and wrestle in the course of global conflict II.

The basic subject matter is an exam of the ordeals of a standard, daily American draftee, Carl E. Meyers, as he skilled international struggle II. He registered for the draft while the Selective provider Act handed in 1940, and unusually adequate used to be drafted in 1944; his being chosen used to be outstanding simply because he was once a Pre-Pearl Harbor father and Selective provider attempted to not draft these males. He skilled the boredom and monotony of uncomplicated education in a nation faraway from domestic, and after finishing his education was once shipped to Europe and fought in that theater, ordinarily George S. Patton’s third military. In Europe he back skilled the mundane of watching for his unit to be despatched into strive against, which occurred within the November 1944 offensive. He was once killed in that crusade, making the final word sacrifice for his country.

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