World War II Journal Begins
Written by Jonathan Haase
Wednesday, 13 March 2002
The first installment of the WW II journal will actually begin next
week. I thought that first it would be a good idea to put in a brief
paragraph more or less describing what this portion of the site is, and
where it is coming from.
A few years ago Becky's Great Uncle, Charles Harper, dug out and gave
to me a copy of a manuscript that he had put together many years ago.
The faded, old manuscript was composed of many pages single spaced on
an old manual typewriter. It's contents were based on a journal that he
had kept during his time in the Army, during World War II. It begins
with the day of his enlistment, and continues through the end of the
war, and the day that he arrived at home, including the time he served
in the European theater.
Due to the overall length of the document I did not want to post the
entire thing at once. As such I have decided on a series of weekly
installments, which will continue through such a time as I run out of
document. At that time This are will likely be removed from the front
page, but the link to the archives in the left hand menu will remain,
and users may read the story one installment at a time through these
The story itself is completely unmodified from it's original form,
other than to correct a spelling error occasionally. The formatting of
the document does not lend well to breaking into portions as I am doing
here, so some installments will be longer than others.
Be sure to check back next week for the first installment.
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