A slight accident…. one letter to dad, one letter to mom

A slight accident.... one letter to dad, one letter to mom

July 13 1944 page 2 and envelope to mom

July 13 1944 pg 1 letter to dad

July 13 1944 page 2 and envelope to dad

Thur,

Dear Mom,

As you can tell by the new address, I’ve had a slight accident.  Don’t worry now!  It seems as if I broke my right leg yesterday morning while jumping down a ravine.  Everybody was doing it and I guess I just landed wrong.

I’m now in what I believe is the largest hospital in the country and am under the best medical care in the U.S.  I’ll probably be here quite some time, but there’s a good chance I’ll get a long furlough after I’m released.  Also, this’ll keep me out of the war for a long time, so maybe I’m not too unlucky.

I just had 2 more x-rays a few minutes ago.  They do everything here, as my leg is now in traction, (and will be that way for some time) I have to learn to sleep on my back.  It was sort of uncomfortable last night but I’ll probably get used to it.  I’m in a ward with 7 other men, all who have broken legs, too.  They’re all mice guys and have a a lot of fun.

The food is good and we have news papers and magazines here.   Please write here. from now on.

Love, Bru

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Dear Dad,

I had a little accident – broke my right leg (thigh bone) while jumping down a ravine – sergeant’s orders – everyone jumped but I must have landed wrong.

I’m in the largest hospital in the country and under expert medical care.  I’l probably be here a pretty long time.  But most likely I’ll get a furlough when I’m released and also this’ll keep me out of the war for a long time.

Right now my leg is slung up in traction and will remain that way for a few weeks., I think.  It’s sort of awkward and uncomfortable to lie on your back all day long, but I’ll get used to it.

They’ve given me 4 x-rays so far, 2 before and 2 after my leg was set.  I’m in a bright, airy ward with 7 other soldiers, all who have something broken in their legs.

My leg doesn’t hurt much at all, but is just a little uncomfortable.  So far there isn’t too much to do, so I think I try to sleep.

Please write here,

Love,

Bru

Click above to see page 2, and very similar letter to dad. Thursday, July 13, 1944.

 

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