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Peter Definis

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Peter Definis

  • Date of Birth: 3/26/1921
  • Date Deceased: 6/7/2001
  • Last Known Location: Livingston, NJ
  • Degree: Education - Industrial Arts
  • Date Enrolled NSTC: 9/1/1939
  • Date Graduated from NSTC: 6/18/1943
  • Enlistment Date: 5/15/1943


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Peter DeFinis July 12 1943

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July 12, 1943

My Dear Miss Thompson,

Im surprised at myself for not having written to you sooner. I have been very busy however and this is the first time Ive had some real time to write.

I have been assigned to the Coast Artillery and am at Camp McQuaide in California. We are always kept busy reading up material for classes. They are cramming a years work in a mere 13 weeks. We are given regular Infantry training, in addition we are given work on cannons and anti-aircraft guns.

I sure do miss school, yes and the library too. I will always remember how the entire staff there was always so willing to help me find my material. I miss the crowd of teachers and pupils. But until this mes ends, sooner I hope, I will just keep remembering, My College Daze and what it really means to all of us.


Peter DeFinis

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