1944 Christmas in a Foxhole

bill-mauldinMonday, Dec. 25, 1944

“We had a little company today,” Mommy wrote to Daddy. “Uncle Ben came down from Ossining [NY].” He reported that one of Mommy’s cousins is in St. Louis but the other is in France-Germany. “He writes cheerful letters home to his parents,” Mommy reported, but to another cousin he confessed he looks like one of Bill Mauldin’s characters. “So you can imagine what he’s up against. He has a foxhole with six exposures (the bottom is exposed to worms and wood rodents) and had only one hot meal in about ten days. But, as he put it, if he can’t take it, whothehell can!”


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