Thursday, January 9, 2014

April 19, 1943

From: Pvt. George F. Gleasure, 31157709, CoE. 12th Infantry, A.P.O. #4, U.S. Army, Fort Dix, N.J.
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston, Mass.

Dear Pa:-

I received your letter today along with a couple of others from boston.  I was beginning to wonder if you had been receiving my letters because its been some time since I heard from you.  I get one from Martha occasionally but I never hear from either Theresa or Jimmy.  I don't know whats the matter with them.  I wouldn't get rid of the dog on that account I'd just help him off the struts & when you catch him doing wrong just wallop hell out of him & he won't try it again.  He knows when he's wrong.

Before I left Gordon I sent you a picture book of the City of Augusta so let me know in your next letter if you received it or not.  I think that Jimmy had better stay in his job because I doubt if he can get a release now that the manpower freeze has gone into effect.  So he had better use his head or he will find himself in the army.  As for Martha having heart trouble, you had better try to curb her of drinking as that will do more harm than anything else.  THe doctor can put a scare into her if you tell him about it.  Well this is about all from here so I'll close for now.

Luck,

George.

Here is the new address.

Pvt. Geo. F. Gleasure 31157709.
CoE. 12th Infantry. A.P.O. #4
U.S. Army Fort Dix.
New Jersey

April 20, 1943 (both letters included in the same envelope)

Dear Pa

Just a note to tell you that this address has changed again so here is the new one & be sure you get it right because if you don't the letters will be censored.  The address is on the back of this paper.

Pvt. George F. Gleasure 31157709
CoE. 12th Infantry. A.P.O. #4
4th Motorized Division
Fort Dix, New Jersey

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

March 20, 1943

From: Pvt. Geo. F. Gleasure, CoE. 12th Inf. A.P.O. #4, Camp Gordon, Augusta, GA
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston, Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa,-

I received your letter with the enclosed check but didn't get the time to take care of it untill now as we were very busy out in the woods getting ready to come back in, we got in at three thirty this afternoon as I just endorsed the check & am sending it along.  All it did the whole time we were out there was rain & I was soaked most of the time, it was one of the toughest experiences a man could run up against but its all over now till later then we go out again.  I haven't heard yet about the xray but I intend to go over there the first chance I get.  Well there isn't much to write about so I'll close till I hear from you again.

Luck, George

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

March 14, 1943

From: Pvt. Geo. F. Gleasure 31157709, CoE 12th Infantry A.P.O. #4, U.S. Army Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston, Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa.-,

Received your letter day before yesterday but didn't get the oportunity to sit & answer till now & at that I haven't but very little time as I'm going on guard duty at four oclock.  We are out in the South Carolina woods as you probably know from my last letter & we will be here for some time yet & its cold as blazes hear at nite sleeping in tents.  How is Martha getting on now?  she should be in pretty good condition by this time.  Have you heard from Madeline yet?  I haven't had a letter from her for about two months now.  I got the magazines alright & you can forget about the pay book because I have a new one now.  I haven't heard how my Xray come out yet because being out here things are pretty well primative but I hope to get results because in this nite air that pain in my side raises the devil with me & also I seem to be loosing strength so I'll have to go to the doctors again (Its not much use because they won't do a damn thing for you anyway)  Well I don't know of any more news so I'll close for now I hope to hear from you soon.

Luck
George

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

March 8, 1943

From: Pvt. Geo. Gleasure, 31157709, CoE. 12th Infantry A.P.O. #4, U.S. Army, Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston, Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa.-

Writing to tell you that I received your letter & also the magazines & that I went to the doctor about my chest & had an Xray taken but haven't heard the results of it yet.  The chances are that I won't either.  We are going out for a few weeks to train out in the woods & we will be sleeping out & on the ground & its still a little chilly here so I hope my luck holds out & I don't get sick.  I'm going to stop the Lt. when he comes in here for inspection & ask him if there can't be something done because I don't want to take the chance sleeping on the ground.  How is Martha getting on?  I got a letter from Jimmy today & he's still kicking about conditions at the roundhouse, well if he thinks he has grounds to kick he should be here.  There isn't much to say so I'll close till I hear from you again & you can continue to write to the same address.

Luck
George

Please excuse the pencil as my pen is packed away.

Monday, November 18, 2013

March 6, 1943

From: Pvt. Geo. F. Gleasure 31157709, CoE. 12th Infantry, A.P.O. #4, U.S. Army Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia.
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa.-

I received your letter the day before yesterday & received the magazines yesterday & was very glad to hear that Martha is home & alright so I hope that there won't be any more sickness up there, we have had quite a little of it here but I've been lucky so far I didn't get any of it.  I went to the dispensary yesterday to see the doctor & he sent me up to the hospital for an Xray so I won't know what the story is for a couple of days till the reports get back but I'll let you know.  It probably will be nothing but a big bluff like everything else they do here.  Well there isn't much to say so I'll cut this short & get to bed as the lites go out pretty soon now.  So write & let me know how Martha is getting along. & also if you here from Madeline, I write to her but don't get any answer.

Luck

George

Friday, November 8, 2013

March 1, 1943

From: Pvt. Geo. F. Gleasure 31157709, CoE. 12th Infantry. A.P.O. #4, U.S. Army, Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia.

To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street. Allston, Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa,-

I received your letter yesterday & have already answered it but right now I'm waiting to go on guard & haven't anything to do so I thought I'd use the oportunity to write again & find out how Martha is getting along.  Keep me informed as to how she is because if she should become any worse than she is I want to know so that I can put in for an emergency leave & come home  We are alowed to go home when there is serious illness at home but I hope that this letter will find things in better condition than they have been.  No I didn't have to go right to work drilling when I got back here because I still had one day left and I took it so that I could sleep & on the next day we didn't work either so that's two days I had to rest.  As yet I haven't talked to the medics about my trouble but I intend to just as soon as I get the chance to get over there.  Well I'll close now because the next thing I have to do is fill out the income tax blank.  It has to be done wethere we pay into it or not. (They get you coming & going in this place)

Luck

George

Thursday, November 7, 2013

February 28, 1943

From: Pvt. Geo. F. Gleasure 31157709, CoE. 12th Infantry, A.P.O. #4, U.S. Army, Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia.

To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street. Allston, Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa,-

I got your letter today & was glad it came because I've been anxious to find out whats been going on up there.  I'm glad to hear that Martha is coming along okay & hope that she continues to improve.  Get the adress of the place where she is so that I can write to her.  There is quite a few cases of that same disease here in the camp but there isn't much chance of it spreading because we are watched pretty close also we are being watched & have to go to the dispensary twice each day so there isn't much danger of any sickness getting ahead of them.  As for those letters that you tried to deliver, just let them sit till Martha gets home or send them to me but I think Martha will look after them when she is well enough because the girl will be in to see her.  I'm going over to the kitchen & see what I can get to eat  I slept through supper & nobody woke me up.  We don't get enough to eat half the time on account of that darn rationing, they tell you people back home to sacrifice foods so that the soliders can have it well we don't get it we even have to eat margarine in place of butter also we have a god damn rebel in the kitchen who hates like hell to give any body anything all he knows how to say is (no more) I had a couple of jams with him so far & if it helps me I'll get him outside someday & pound hell out of him.  A lot of the other boys feel the same way too.  Well there isn't much of interest to say from here so I'll close hoping to hear from you soon.  If I go I've got to send those shields home because I'm not allowed to keep them but before I send them I'll clip the points.

Luck

George