Decatur County

Pfc. Rex Adair




Pfc. Rex Adair, who is a radio operator for a coast artillery unit serving in Italy, writes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marlo Adair of Garden Grove, that he is well and having plenty to eat. “The Italians sell them delicious fruits of all kinds, and more reluctantly, potatoes. At first the prices were unreasonable, but the government came to the boys’ aid and set a reasonable price for the products and now the boys can by for that price,” he writes. He says the Italian girls are very efficient as truck and ambulance drivers. They go two to the vehicle. They change tires and he suspects they know what to do with a balky motor. The boys of his unit fixed a Christmas tree and the people came from all around to see it. They had never seen anything like it before. He also has seen the ancient city of Pompeii, built many years before Christ.

Source: Leon Journal-Reporter, January 1944