71 years ago on November 25, 1943 Felix A. Cizewski, my late father, celebrated Thanksgiving with his unit, Company E, 840th Signal Training Battalion, at Camp Crowder, Missouri.
This was an especially profound observance as they knew they were at the end of their training and about to be assigned to a unit and deployed out of the country, probably to Europe.
Cover of Company E, 840th Signal Training Battalion November 25, 1943 Thanksgiving Program.
Included a Thanksgiving message from their commander, the menu, and unit roster.
Larger and complete six page program is at:
In December, 1943 they were transferred to Camp Wood, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and assigned to the 3110th Signal Service Battalion.
In February, 1944 they boarded a ship to Great Britain.
Six months later in July, 1944 Company C deployed to Normandy followed by the rest of the battalion in August.
Links with sources and for more information:
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