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Back in the USA

July, 1945 - November, 1945

Letters from Theodore Katz

four men in uniform seated and playing instruments

At the beginning of June, 1945, Ted realized he'd be leaving Germany soon. On July 3, 1945, Ted sent a Western Union telegram to Helen from Camp Patrick Henry in Virginia, telling her he was back in the States and would see her soon. On August 8, 1945 he was in Pine Camp in Watertown, NY. He was able to get a weekend past just a few days later to go visit his parents in Syracuse, about 70 miles away from Pine Camp. Now that Ted is in the States, he and Helen can talk on the phone occasionally. They consider getting married before his discharge, but ultimately they ended up getting married on December 2, 1945.

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The soldiers of The Ghost Army used inflatable tanks, sound effects, and imagination to fool the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The Ghost Army Legacy Project is ensuring that these men and their accomplishments are never forgotten.

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