The two excerpts below were taken from the letter Uncle Roy wrote to my dad, dated Dec 5, 1943.
“I was on details for the last 3 weekends and just got a day off today but still no pass. Next week I can get a weekend pass and will send my kids some Xmas presents. They won’t get much though because I get about $20 a month including my PFC rating.”
“Yes Ben I get sore at these Okie nin-comes too and I don’t take any crap off them either. All in all though I get by pretty good. I am disgusted with the way the Army is run but what I do about it? I am just waiting as all of us are for the end of the war.”