Bio: Schlinkert, Herbert (11 Mar 1943)
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/11/1943
Schlinkert, Herbert (11 MAR 1943)
Pvt. Herbert Schlinkert, radio technician, who has been in training at the Greenville Service Training Center, Greenville, S.C., writes of his trip to Georgia.
We are now in the state of George, or should I say, Swamp of Georgia. I’ve never seen so much water. It rained practically all the way down here and was plenty cold.
We left Camp at 3:30 a.m. and arrived here at 6:00 p.m. We moved into Barracks that hold about fifty men.
We traveled in convoy with from 75 to 100 trucks, Jeeps and other vehicles. About 9:00 a.m. we stopped for coffee. Had dinner at Louisville, Georgia and supper at Waycross with good hot cocoa, which I really appreciated. For on an average is good down here, with the exception of better and milk, at least what we had last night wasn’t butter unless if came from a coconut cow. There are supposed to be some planes around, also a U.S.O., but I haven’t time to look around as yet. Will write more next time.
Love to all -- Herb
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