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that you've, done all you can in eveiy way to back our boys, here, there and everywhere
As we are' nearing the end of our Red Cross Drive, we ask you, in the name of our boys,
have you given all yaa can ■ £i23-ilg .Sii means giving until it really means a
sacrifice, not jusu giving a dollar or two that you’ll never miss. The picture on the
preceding page of the'wounded boy could be yours and might be yours before this war '
is over, in that case, the Red Cross will bo there helping him - you cannot be there,
the Red Cross can. It is every boys Mother on the battlefield.
If you have alrer.dy contributed, think it over carefully and see if you can't
gi-/e more, and if you havQ not contributed as yet, please look up one of the local
Red Cross workers and make a substantial donation.
For the sake of all cur boys, on all our far~flung battle lines give every dollar
you possibly can. You may be saving your own boy’s life, or your neighbors boy’s life
or some fine Carolinn, boy's life. Before you sleep tonight, make up your mind to give
until you have earned a clean conscience,
"Pvt, Ncv;ton Kccly writes ’from Nazi Prison"
The silence of months v/as broken recently when relatives and friends heard from
Pvt, Nevrton Neely. Pvt, Neely was.captured in the North African campaign in February
1943 and since that time only occasional bits of news have come through to his family
The letters recently, received by him were written last Octobcr •- in them he sta
ted he had received packages sent from home as well as cigarettes ordered from the
manufacturers'. He also said he had "just returned from having a bath and xvashing
his clothes and vms preparing to spend the remainder.of the day cooking" since Red
Cross packages of food had been distributed.that morning. He added "You just ought
to see the cakes and puddings -vve bake v/ith Red Cross supplies.", ^
Pvt. Neely is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. V/, T, Neeiy of Waxhaw - he has .two
sisters now living in Spindale, and we rejoice'with them in their good news,.
Pvt. Neely wdrked here a« phamacist-'-in the Lawndale Drug'Store, before entering
tho Army, He has many friends here who enjoy,hearing from him and wish for. him ^he
best of luck, . ■; . -
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■ —■ "Thanks for Seihrice Publications" . , . '
Its, swell of you fellers’ to' keep on sending us your mdst interesting papers
from your stations, here in the States arid ovorcoas,- This past month we've received
copies of "Yank'.V published in the States and also "Yank" published "down under", "Hi-
Life" from Hendrix Field, Sebring, Fla, and "Army Air Forces’ magazine. Thanks, fell
ers, for remembering.us,and keep on sending them,_.we enjoy th^m all and appreciate
, * ^ . .... . ....
' ■ • ' , v’' ; i" •
A, lone and weary GI was plodding through the well-knovm mud and drizzling rain
near Bizerte*. Around the curve came a big army trucks The driver saw the lone ped
estrian too late for. warning and swerved, but not, in time to prevent a wheel from hit
ting Iiim and sending him sprawling into, a ditch. '
Jamming his brakes on, the driver ye lied, excitedly, ^'Look out there I" The, soldier
xnibbed the* mud‘out of his eyes , and sat up, "Vfliat in, hell are you going ;to' do nor;,
back up?" ^ • ' . ,. . .1
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