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1943 Feb.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - Busy times as the training comes near to an end.

Joseph Langland Papers

1943 Feb.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - Battalion attack work in darkness and rain, with man falling out exhausted as they waded through mud and water "Yes, as always under trying conditions, we started to joke and make fun of our misery, and helped ourselves through the long darkness in that way." Travel schedule; budget.

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Nov. 22

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - They are busy at Officers Candidate School: "We are given much more work to do than we have time for, which is part of the psychology of training, I believe." Jascha Heifitz will be playing and Bambi showing at the theatre. Has been asked to lend a hand with the camp newspaper, but will steer clear to avoid distraction from his goal of becoming a lieutenant.

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Dec. 21

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - Hike through the woods. Companionship in the army. Has taken a surprise intelligence aptitude and accomplishment test. Machine gun training.

Joseph Langland Papers

1942 Dec.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - Progress through Officers Candidate School. Thanks for the box of candy and goodies. Wishes to buy Judy a ring for Christmas; asks her to shop for a ring in Boston of not less than $15. Will graduate in February and stands to earn $251 a month if they are married. Has received sealed orders and does not know where he might be headed; with his education he was told he mi... more

Joseph Langland Papers

1943 Jan. 28

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - Travel plans. Work at tactics for platoon and company attack and defence; camouflage training. Report has it that officers at Casablanca who were trained at Fort Benning acquitted themselves well.

Joseph Langland Papers

1943 Jan. 1

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - Spent the day on the 37mm anti-tank gun. Thoughts on John Donne's "The tolling bell."

Joseph Langland Papers

1943 Jan.

Langland, Joseph

Letter from Joseph Langland to Judith G. Wood Langland

Fort Benning (Ga.) - Writes while surrounded by field manual and a rating sheet. Looks like they will graduate on the 11th and plans to take the Southern Special to New York that evening. Informed his mother how he is holding up: "I answered truly that I am healthier, stronger, weigh more, and in the finest mental condition. If they want to lay it on thicker I am ready for it. And I know th... more

Joseph Langland Papers