Contrasting the less-than-12-hour hospital stay when my daughter had an appendectomy against a nearly two-month hospitalization Babe endured after his combat injury when he was “slightly wounded in the right fifth toe.” Times have changed, and apparently WWII helped spark some of that change. … More A Tale of Two Hospitalizations: Babe’s Long Stay During WWII
We don’t know when this letter was written, but it was postmarked mid-January and he’s still in the hospital from his war wound. Not much else to add. It’s a very short letter. … More Babe Replies to a Cable from His Parents
“The other day, I ran across a book on how to read blueprints, and since I’ve always wanted to be able to read a blueprint, I read the book. It was more or less of a schoolbook with drawings and problems, which I enjoyed. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to read a print.” … More A Few Hints at the Post-War Career Babe Never Had?
The long hospital stay continues; Babe sounds like he’s being treated well, especially by family and friends who have continued to send packages. … More ‘As for Writing to Any Civilians in Italy, It Is Definitely Out’
Babe was able to spin out a decent letter, in spite of suffering from the boredom of a long hospital stay after his injury. ” There is a movie in the hospital which plays three times a week. The rest of my time is spent either thinking or reading at a ratio of three to one.” … More Facing the Monotony of Hospital Life after Babe’s Injury