Wednesday, April 23, 2014

June 13, 1943

From: George Gleasure, Co. E, 12th Infantry, 4th Motorized Division, Fort Dix, NJ
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston, Mass (Boston)

Dear Pa:-

Just a short note to let you know that I received the magazines and all letters to date and that so far everything is okay.

We are starting out on a 125 mile hike soon so I dont think we will feel very good after that, we just got in from one that was 40 miles and you should have seen some of the fort here. A lot of the gang staggered in like drunks but it didnt effect me too much so it looks like Im getting tough. I got a letter from Madeline yesterday and she says that she would like to come home for a visit but is afraid her husband would be shipped out while she is here. Well this is about all from here so will close till I hear from you again.

Luck,
George

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

May 17, 1943

From: George Gleasure, Co. E, 12th Infantry, 4th Mtzd Division, Fort Dix, NJ
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston, Mass (Boston)

Dear Pa,

Received your letter a few days ago but have been so busy that I couldnt answer till now and at that Ive only a few minutes before the lights go out. Im sorry to hear that Martha is in the hospital again but I dont think that there is too much to worry about and I would bring her home because it looks to me like they are using her to make money on, so Id take her out, I think she will be okay. We have a fellow here who has five hundred tumors in various parts of his body and hes still just as good as any of the rest of us. Ill ask the doctor about that pulse rate as soon as I see him but personally I dont think that's true because if it was she would be sweating and have a red face. They told me that if x ray showed anything that they would call me in but I havent been called so it must be negative but I am going to see a civilian doctor and see what he says. Well this is about all from here so will close till I hear from you again.

Luck,
George

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 6, 1943

From: Lt. Joe C. Leone, A-T Co. 158th Inf APO 3470 C/O PM San Francisco Cal.
To: Pvt. George F. Gleasure, Co. E 12th Infantry, Camp Gordon, Augusta, GA.

"Somewhere in New Guinea"

Dear George,

I received your letter dated December 18 a few days ago. I was surprised to hear from you, however, very pleased. Your letter did take a rather long time to reach me, however this is unusual, so we can blame it onto the fact that I have moved constantly, and I don't have such a thing as a station.

I trust, that you are getting along as well as possible. As to my doings, you will be better informed, if you read the newspapers and magazines. As you know this is no bed of roses out here, but I'm not surprised, for I had a pretty good picture of what events were to occur.

I hear from Martha quite often, which pleases me very much. As you probably already know, I'm very fond of her. Well George, keep your chin up and we'll finish this job over here, so that you probably won't have to leave the states.

Your friend,
Joe

P.S. Why not write me?

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 10, 1943

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

Dear Pa,-

Just a few lines to let you know that everything is okay & to tell you that I sent you my camera & some photographs so put them away where Jimmy won't get hold of them, I don't want him to get that camera as I paid $4.00 for it & its a good one.  Don't send any more of those railroad magazines till I tell you to.  Did you hear from Madeline yet?  Well there isn't much to say from here so I'll close for now so write & let me know if the pictures & camera get there alright.  Well this is all for now.

Luck, George

January 3, 1943*

*George dated the letter 1942 by accident

From: Geo. F. Gleasure, CoE. 12th Infantry, Camp Gordon, Augusta, GA
To: Frank Gleasure, 56 Gardner Street, Allston, Mass. (Boston)

Dear Pa,-

I'm writing just a short letter to tell you that if you don't hear from me for a period of time, not to get alarmed as we probably will be on the move.

The weather here has warmed up again & we had today off so it wasn't so bad, I spent the whole day sleeping, & I had a very much needed rest.  As far a furlough it looks like a long time before I'll get it, the favorite pets have to get theirs first & we take whats left.  Well there isn't much to say from here so I'll close for now.

Luck,

George