Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Woodman, Spare That Tree

WITH THE FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY—On a tree in Naples, Cpl. Clyde L. Hardin of a Field Artillery outfit found the name and address of Pvt. Judy Brooks of the WAC, carved in deeply by some earlier passer-by.
Like any sensible GI, Hardin jotted it down and wrote her a letter Judy answered from her station in the States, and the correspondence is hot and heavy now.
Since he found her address, Hardin has moved on with his outfit from Naples into the front lines on the road to Rome. Judy, in turn, has moved from private to sergeant.

YANK 31 March 1944