U.S. At War: How the Furlough Went

A month ago 26-year-old Pfc. Charles Horn of Los Angeles landed in the U.S. after three months in Europe with the 86th ("Blackhawk") Division. He and his buddies headed for home and 30-day furloughs. This week, their furloughs over, the men of the 86th are back in camp in Oklahoma, first ETO division to get into retraining for the war in the Pacific. In a few weeks they would be shipped off again. Like thousands of other G.I.s of the Blackhawks, all Pfc. Horn had left of his 30 days was the recollection. This...

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