Eddie Slovik — American Soldier born on February 18, 1920, died on January 31, 1945

Edward Donald "Eddie" Slovik was a United States Army soldier during World War II and the only American soldier to be court-martialled and executed for desertion since the American Civil War... (wikipedia)

I think I'm going to have a lot of trouble.
I am in the infantry for 17 weeks and after that I don't know where I am going.
Honest honey, I feel like crying every time I sit down to write you a letter... I am so unlucky.
Everything happens to me. I've never had a streak of luck in my life.
The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn't last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy.

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