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Wwii Frontline Letter, 80th Infantry Division, 1944 For Sale
This isa veryinteresting and highly emotional original WWII frontline letter, writtenin early November 1944, by an Americaninfantrymanwho served in combat in the 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division. There is excellent content in this 4 page letter. It was written while the 319th Infantry Regiment was in action near the Seille River, four days after this soldier's company had participated in a successful attack at Letricourt.
This soldier was later wounded in action, reclassified, and reassigned.
*** This soldier was woundedby a German shellwhich hit his foxhole, in lateDecember 1944 or early January 1945. Ihave been unable to determine the precise dateon which hewas wounded.
The letter was written by Private William R. Roberts of Tennessee.
This 4 page letterwas written on the 5th ofNovember, 1944.Roberts was trying to look past the uncertainty ofhis immediate future to the day when he could return home to his wife:
"Well Sugar, here I am again at a beginning of another week, not knowing what is before me, so therefore I will just have to hope for the best.
... I am looking forward to usstarting anew when this is all over. Sometimes it doesn't look any too bright, but as you have said allalong, anyone has to always look on the bright side. So that is what I have been trying so hard to do, even though it's pretty hard sometimes. Then... most of all I think, if nothing happens, I have you back in the States waiting for me, and believe me that suredoes mean a lot."
Roberts was praying for victory and an end to the war:
"Here is our hoping and praying that it will be before too long... The only way anyone can look at it is each day brings us closer to victory. So some of these days the news willcome that will make millions There is additional interesting content in this long letter. Private William R. Roberts served in combat from Normandyuntil about the beginningof the Battle of the Bulge, at which time he was wounded.Roberts spent the nextfew months in hospitals before being returned to duty. He never returned to combat or to the infantry. Heappears to have beenmedically reclassified, (probably to Category2B),and spentthe remainder of the war in France assigned to service and support units.
An interesting and emotional original WWII letter, written on the front lines in Franceby a combatsoldier who was wounded in action while serving in the 80th Infantry Division.
*** Uponrequest I will e-mail to the winning buyer scansof an additionaloriginal letter, written by Private Roberts in France in 1945. Inthis additional letter Roberts discussesbeing wounded andevacuated to a hospital in Nancy.
Please note thatWillam Roberts' spelling and grammar were poor. Where I have quoted from the letter in this listing I have made some minor corrections for purposes of clarity. I have taken care not to alter Roberts' meaning in any pays shipping, $1.50 in Canada, $2.00 to the United States, $2.50 Overseas. Shipping costs may be combined with my other sales ending in the same week, as far as package size and weight permit. Payment must be received within 5 calendar days of the end of the sale. I accept Paypal only. Thank you.
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