Gift from Home

Race was the same pervasive issue that it was back in the states. Food is bonding 3 whites, 3 blacks, 1 openly gay, all from differnet states. We worked in different subsections of the battery but became a group to consume these goodies from home. DelMonte peaches, saltine crackers and tuna are vanishing. This food was a welcome change from the 1943 C-rations we ate most meals. Some family in the USA had made the Christmas season bright for us.

From left Vic Cooper, unknown, Doc and Bob Kelly. Richard Fonville is unseen behind Kelly.

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