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1944 Aug. 28

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail and constant moving, including orders to move out early the next morning. Describes beauty of French landscape, food tossed to the American troops in gratitude, women throw kisses to the soldiers, and the flags flying. Closes with a love poem to Edith.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 22

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning news-filled mail received, rainy weather, and a hot shower recently taken. Describes the French countryside and hopes Edith will tour it with him after the war. Describes a Red Cross Clubmobile visiting the area with three "girls" serving coffee and doughnuts from it, and compares American women to French women. In a "bull session" with Cap discussed what they might do after the war is over.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 6

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Explains the enclosed money order and other matters relating to finances. Also concerning missing combat jacket, hair care advice from barber, appearance of French women, speculation on where he and others in his unit may be headed as the war in Europe appears to be winding down, and when they will learn about the army's prioroties for discharge. Asks Edith to send a new toiletries kit. Ends with poet... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 18

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning a letter to his parents and some thoughts on their habits and ways of being, as well as Edith's mother. Bought food in nearby towns; can converse in French fairly well. Has learned from locals about how they fared during the occupation; French farmers were able to hide much of their product from the Germans. Americans are being welcomed. Discusses food bought and meals eaten and family news... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 23

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning rainy weather forcing them to crowd into the work tent, reminiscing about the Copa with Lt. Payne and Captain Blackman, everyone wondering when they will be discharged, mail received but no packages or Time magazine. Notes that censorship restrictions have been lifted and describes more of what he has seen of France. Comments on Edith's letters, including her study of French, and advises he... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 24

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning cable sent that is intended to arrive on Yom Kippur, mail, and news of other officers and friends, including a wedding Edith attended. Describes feeling cut off from the world due to lack of mail and no radio broadcast. Describes visits to some French towns, the destruction there, and how it is depicted in "Sad Sack" cartoons.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 4

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Describes forest his unit is camping in. Also concerning mail received, including a photograph of Edith at the Copa and other photos, and cheese, which they now get every day, so she does not need to send more. Remarks on his parents' attitude toward her and the letter he wrote them. Carl's unit about to move again.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Aug. 14

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning mail received, especially Edith's tender letters, and recommends she stop sending him packages. Also discusses money, his pay, and what he is sending to her. Recounts cities he visited while stationed in England. Comments on his own family's attitude toward her; he will write them. Describes the food situation and a chicken sold to them by a farmer's wife, who was appalled by the soldiers' ... more

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 25

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Concerning lack of mail received, rain, duty as officer of the guard every two weeks, what they are eating including Spam and cheese sandwiches, and what the inside of the work tent is like. Describes visits to French towns and mentions the promise of Yom Kippur services.

Carl Henry Papers

1944 Sept. 1

Henry, Carl, 1913-2001

Letter from Carl Henry to Edith Henry

France - Remarks on constant moving, letters from his parents, and mail. Also concerning laundry services in exchange for soap, food, beauty of French farmland and countryside. Describes sunset, dusk, and joyful celebrations of the liberated French. Decided to stop buying Army bonds as the bookkeeping they require is onerous. Closes with a love poem.

Carl Henry Papers