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In 1943 I was drafted into World War 11 right out of Madison High School, Rochester, NY. This is my story as told in the letters I wrote home. They’re all here, all 192 of them. Spend some time with me as I describe my experiences in basic training and then off to war. They were written in an attempt to help me feel close to my family and to let them know what was going on in my life. It’s the first time I was away from home and I have to confess that I was homesick. My folks were Esther and Jacob Kaplow. We were four children in this order: Arnette, Ruth, Bob, and myself.


July 3, 1943   Ben is at Camp Upton, Long Island, an induction center for new soldiers.  He’s waiting to be transferred to a permanent camp for basic training.  Perhaps there’s a touch of home sickness here.  Eventually, he will be going to Camp Croft, South Carolina.
Front of Picture Post Card:  “I could die dancing with you Amanda.”

July 2, 1943   
Friday  Morning

Well, it finally looks as if I’m going.  Not sure but hope so.  If you don’t hear from me, you’ll know why.  Why in hell don’t you write. 

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