COMBAT TRAINING -AFTER BASIC TRAINING GI’S READY FOR OVERSEAS DEPLOYMENT

Dear YANK:

We have finished our 17 weeks of basic training. Good enough, we didn’t mind that at all. Then they send us down here for this so-called “advanced training.” It’s the same that we had in our first 17 weeks. Why do we have to take it over again? We want to go overseas and take the place of some of the men that have been over so long, or else get out and go back to school.

—Pvt. Leonidis C. Mixon * – Camp Livingston, LA

*Also signed by two others



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American GI’s running through an obstacle course during basic training in the States. The men are wearing pre-WWII M1917A helmets an upgraded version of the WWI doughboy helmet.

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