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Hump Day, and time for Letters From War Wednesday.  Today we feature a truly amazing postcard from World War II. American soldier, Harold Hastings served with the 168th Infantry, 34th Infantry Division.  He was lost on February 17, 1943, when his unit was surrounded and attacked by the Germans at the Battle of Kasserine Pass [...]

Hump day, and time for our weekly feature, Letters From War Wednesdays.  Harold Hastings was drafted by the U.S. Army pre-Pearl Harbor, in October 1941.  He fell in with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 168th Infantry, 34th Infantry Division. In November 1942, Hastings joined 30,000 Allied troops for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.  On [...]

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