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1942 Oct. 13

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - Heard Roosevelt's fireside talk om labor and the war and considers it a privilege to hear him. Sill working on Judy's birthday poem. Participated in a demonstration on "'The rifle platoon as a combat outpost.' War, whatever it be, can never kill or even harm the spirit of man if a man determines in his own mind that it shall not. That is how I feel!"

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Oct. 15

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - Purchased a copy of the Rubaiyat. Is Charge of Quarters for the day. Will be leading the squad in an attack problem on Wednesday: seeing an ant highway in the woods.

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Sept. 16

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - Thanks Judy for the balsam and maple candy she sent, a memory of New England. Has been assigned to deliver a lecture on morale for the demonstration squad. Reading Time magazine to keep "intellectually and culturally balanced."

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Sept.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - In a glow after Judy's departure. Has qualified as a marksman and has been told he'd be recommended for officers' school.

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Nov. 3

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - Banner day: all his records for Officers Candidate School are complete and he leaves for Fort Benning on Nov. 7, and his promotion to sergeant is being put through meaning more pay.

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Sept. 5

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - Reminiscing of past and Judy. "I find that all my childhood memories have sharpened themselves on the edge of war, and this rather simple, rhythmic poem packs a a punch of sharp recognition, I believe this is as it ought to be, now that I am gradually waking to much that civilian ease allowed me to sleep through."

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Oct. 1

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - Still unsatisfied with his poem about Judy and will not send until he is. Has officially become a corporal. Work for the demonstration squad. Has been talking with a fellow in his squad, Perrotti, who has been in a reformatory for two years and runs a gambling joint in Ohio. "Now he is a soldier and a fairly decent one at that; we are good friends in a way."

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Oct. 13

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Camp Swift (Tex.) - Heard Roosevelt's fireside talk om labor and the war and considers it a privilege to hear him. Sill working on Judy's birthday poem. Participated in a demonstration on "'The rifle platoon as a combat outpost.' War, whatever it be, can never kill or even harm the spirit of man if a man determines in his own mind that it shall not. That is how I feel!"

Joseph Langland Papers