Letter No. 82 | Friday October 6, 1944

Pfc. George Dicus 34700627
859th Chemical Co. A.O. (M&H)
A.P.O. #149
c/o Postmaster, New York, N.Y.

Friday October 6, 1944

Dearest Mother,

You probably have an idea that I have been sent over here by now. It took a long time, but here we are now.

Now that we are here, I can tell you where we were back in England. When we first came over we were in Wilts County, near Gillingham. Then we moved to Kent County near Ashford. We were there when the flying bomb attack started, and that is one of the direct routes to London. There is no telling how many we saw and a lot of them were shot down close by. It was pretty rough, but no one in my camp got hurt. From there we moved up close to Maidstone, and then to Colchester in Essex County. From there, we came over here. I have seen one of the original beach heads, Saint-Lo, Versailles, and Paris.

This country has been hit pretty hard in some places. The people try to be nice, but of course we can't talk to them very much. If you can find my old French Book, send it to me. I think I could look it over a litttle, and get along with them pretty good.

As far as we can tell, most everything is about the same as it was back in England. We live in tents, but we have been in them so much it almost seems like home. We get some fresh meat, but most of the food is caned. We get all we want though, and that is what counts.

I will be glad when our mail catches up with us again. It is hard to write when you don't have a letter to answer.

I am going to cut off here, but will write more when we get settled down, and have time.

I feel fine, and am in a perfectly safe place.

Love you,