Monday, May 31, 2010

"They give out good coffee here when it is cold & wet out" Written on Feb. 11, 1944 WWII

This is a post card that my father, Carmelo Guglielmino sent home to my mother, Rose on February 11, 1944.  On the back he wrote, " They give out good coffee when it is cold & wet out."
The card is entitled, " Mission Completed."  American Red Cross Clubmobile "Somewhere" in Great Britain.

This is a picture that was found in an envelop of my dad, center and other men.  He wrote on the back "Sept. 1944 England."
The following pictures were in that same envelop.  This one says Holland Oct., 1944.  My dad might be the man on the back left, but these pictures are grainy and I am not sure.  He was in Holland. 
This picture is marked  with his handwriting, " France  Dec. 12, 1944."  I know that it is pale, but it shows how many places his unit, the 907th  101st Air Borne Division, was moved to in such a short time.
"Bastogne Nuts Dec.25, 1944" written on the back in his hand.

A similar photo from the same envelop had no inscription, but the snow is all around, and it looks like it was taken at the same time, in Bastogne.
This memorial Day, our family, the Guglielminos wish to thank all service men and women who served our country, and to those that handed out, and hand out today, "Good Coffee" to our brave soldiers.  Thank you to all.


gatorjeff said...

Thank you for sharing the pictures from your father. It means a great deal to those of us who had family members in this unit. Jeff

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What great photos! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great day!

P.S.- My mom is really excited to visit your house... once we get back from our trip, we'll set a date!

Dr. G. said...

Red: You have created a beautifil tribute to our father. Thanks for your work on this. Love, Paul.

Bill B said...

Lori: I've always enjoyed seeing historical photos. Yours are are poignant and a real slice of Americana. Thanks for sharing. Bill B

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Dear Bill B. send me your e-mail address so that I can put you in touch with others that have information about WWII. If you search this blog you will see other really interesting photos from my dad's collection. Thanks Lori

this is my patch said...

What a wonderful archive, and so personal to you. x