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Charles Dipace

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Charles Dipace

  • Date of Birth: 11/13/1918
  • Date Deceased: 3/25/2001
  • Degree: Education - General Elementary
  • Date Enrolled NSTC: 9/1/1938
  • Date Graduated from NSTC: 6/13/1942
  • Enlistment Date: 2/10/1942
  • Discharge Date: 12/24/1944


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Charles DiPace VMail January 22 1943

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Miss Nancy Thompson
Newark State Teacherfs College
Newark, New Jersey

Sgt. Charles DiPace
174th Station Hospital
APO 927 c/o Postmaster
San Francisco, California.

Friday ? January 22, 1943

Dear Miss Thompson ?

Remember me? Ifm the gguyh who sneaked out on you last February without even as much as saying gso longh. It was a rude gesture alright ? so while hanging my head in shame ? I ask forgiveness. Now that Ifm in good social standing again I wonft be afraid to come around those swinging doors and visit you when Ifm in good goleh Jersey again. Your Christmas card made a belated but rather nice visit today. It reminded me so much of one stanza of a poem a pal of mine wrote ? quote gSomewhere in Australia where the mail is always late, where a Christmas card in April is considered up to dateh ? unquote. He was exaggerating a bit thof ? when he wrote it ? as things usually reach us in two weeks or so. Up to this writing ? Ifve seen a goodly portion of this vast continent & no doubt will see more of it before I hit those home shores again. Ifve been treated very hospitably by the people here ? althof I did have a bit of difficulty trying to understand them at first. Our Jersey dialect is really so much different. The monetary system also baffled me temporarily ? now the dollar bill or the dime is just a memory and the pound note or shilling - usually the shillings can be found in our pockets. My work is in the personel line ? and very interesting too! I spend my leisure time at the Readersf Digest books like gSee Here Pvt. Hargrovehor the Army manuals. A gReflectorh would be a gift from heaven. Regards to the council & gang. I canft ever forget N.S.T.C. & company. My sincere regards, Charles.

P.S. Write me all about the goings on at Newark State ? ok! Charles.

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