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Written by: Robert Sandell

Letter # 28

Somewhere in France
Tues. Nov. 21st '44

Dear Folks

Just a few words again to let you know that I'm O.K. We've seen some action. It hasn't been so bad. About what I expected it to be. We in the medics are a lot better off than the infantry boys. So don't worry about me. I'll get along O.K. We're located at present in a French house (not the same one as I mentioned before.)

Weather's been rainy but somewhat warmer.

Elmer still hasn't written yet. Haven't heard from Andy either.

Just finished washing a few clothes. Got our blankets kind of wet last nite as the roof leaks. Woke up with water dribbling into my face. But that's a small matter. On the whole we've been far more comfortable & fortunate than the infantry boys.

We've been getting some experience in medical treatment which for the most part has been bandaging, splinting, giving plasma, morphine, etc. Was a little bit squeamish at first, but am getting used to it. I don't know if a person ever gets completely used to treating a friend with his arm missing or leg shot off.

Will write more later. Regards to all.



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