Anthony G. Perry
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T/5 Anthony G. Perry A.S.N.35699553
Batry “C” 897 F.A. Bn. A.P.O. 451
% Postmaster, Shreveport, La.
Mr. Jess Dorsey
[postmark] JAN 25 1944 NATCHITOCHES, LA.
[in upper right corner] Free U.S.A.
T/5 Anthony G. Perry
Bat “C” 897 F.A. Bn. A.P.O. 451
Dear Friend Mr. Dorsey,
Well I guess I’ll write you a few lines to let you know how I’m faring out on this trip. Its sure a grueling test for trucks & drivers. As they make us keep closed up in columns and travel from 5 mile per hr. to 50 mile per hr. and it stop & go all day long.
From one end of trucks to the other end of trucks in this convoy is 46 mile long. They make us drive like hell
THE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS • THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICE • THE SALVATION ARMY • THE YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONS • THE JEWISH WELFARE BOARD • THE NATIONAL TRAVELERS AID ASSOCIATIONS
through towns so to clear the streets for civilian traffic.
We will get to our war area (Monday. 24 of Jan).
The Battle Area is “Many La.” Its around 80 mile from Shreveport. La.
We drive around 170 to 188 mile in 12 hours.
Well Ill let you know who wins the war in La. the “Reds” that us. & the “Blues” is the other side.
Well Good nite From Your Friend