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Charles R. Morrill (1918-1986) WWII Basic Training Notebook of Charles R Morrill. ..1944
Charles R. Morrill (1918-1986) WWII Basic Training Notebook of Charles R Morrill. ..1944

Price: $225.00

Product Code: 27003168

A WWII notebook comprised of notes from Charles R Morrill's basic training as an infantry man in the Army. It is clear that the majority of the notebook are his notes taken during his training. Covered in Morrill's training is a variety of weapons he might encounter (60 M M Mortar M-2, M 1 Garand self-loading rifle, and bangalore torpedos), basic first aid, tracking and scouting, navigational skills, chemical warfare (identifying different gases and how to use the gas mask) and how to safe guard information. Included with the notebook is two additionally pieces of paper. The first is hand written legend for symbols that are most often found on maps and the second is a printed piece of paper with 10 names on it. Printed at the top is Call -- 309, Oct. 11, 1944, 10 men. The number 309 was Morrill's draft number, and his, along with the ten men listed on page were, number was called on Oct 11, 1944. Morrill and the other men were officially registered on Oct 12, 1944 in Manchester, NH. By the end of the war, Morrill was a Corporal in the army and was officially discharged on Aug 4, 1946. Later after returning home to New Hampshire, Morrill would marry Evelyn Eisler (1916-2008), and eventually pass away in 1986. The notebook itself is a Blue Horse Composition Book that has been cut in half. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4". Below are some memorable quotes from the notebook: "Pride will win battles" "Man must have courage, intelligence and leadership... we are absolutely not cannon fodder. Infantry (riflemen in particular) are safe. No other branch takes the ground, [and] all other branches support us." "Carelessness in talk [and] handling equipment weakens [the] whole unit." "[Your] gas mask is as vital as [a] life savor or parachute." To view this item, please click on the following link: Edge wear on notebook. Interior pages are soiled and toned due to age. Covers have stains as well.